<<< (1) Stop contributing to my 401k in which the best I can do is an index fund (I dont get a match but my company generously gives me 8% whether I contribute or not). This assumes I can beat the performance of a tax deferred index fund with a taxable account. According to TMF numbers, the foolish four in a taxable account trouces an index fund in a tax deferred account. >>>I would keep the 401K and the index fund. Just because the foolish four has outperformed index funds in the past, doesn't mean that it will in the future. I think that index funds are safer.You can contribute to both a 401K and a Roth IRA. If you cancel the 401K, then the total amount you can contribute goes down.