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Am I making a mistake by not maxing out of my 457 retirement account and investing instead in my taxable brokerage account?

I like the tax benefits of the 457, but waiting until 59.5 is a long time (currently 38) and there are only a few selections of mutual funds (although there are vanguard index funds)


being able to use options and stocks, having access to my capital at anytime to spend/use before 59.5,

Does anybody have any regrets about maxing out your 457/401 instead of using that money for other investing options?
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