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[[I'm wondering wether it would be foolish to keep investing in my 401k?]] [[Can I considerably beat the index fund untaxed, with taxed funds?]

Ron, it depends...

I think what you are asking really is: Should I continue contributing to my 401K beyond my employer's match versus investing after-tax money elsewhere?

There is an excellent analysis by Robert Sheard, see

The conclusion is that it all depends on your tax bracket, amount of matching contribution, the returns of funds/stocks in your 401K versus the returns outside 401K.

Good luck!

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