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Thank you for the reply.

It emotionally/financially seems like $550 in the hand is a sure thing. Using the comparison calculators, the Roth is better for me IF our tax bracket is the same (or higher) in retirement. If it is lower, then I should contribute to the traditional. It is pretty close, either way. The Roth, as you pointed out, is more flexible, and that is definately worth considering.


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