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Subject: Re: And more of the same bad advice Date: 7/15/2002 10:42 PM
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Just a coda:

One point the cited piece makes is that if one has to choose between maxing out a 401k and putting money into a Roth, it may be better to go for the Roth, forgoing the current tax deduction on income for saving on future taxes on earnings. This is a legitimate possibility and needs to be calculated for individual circumstances, similar to deciding whether or not to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth (pay taxes now or later).

It's the argument that you pay more taxes with a 401K than with the same low turnover stock investment (e.g., an index fund) in a taxable account that I find totally misleading—it's theoretically true, just not a good investment plan in the real world.
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