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The after-tax contributions is a point that may be going somewhere, I may be too dumb to get exactly what you're saying ;-)

I don't know how to explain this clearly but I'll try. If you withdraw $10K in pre-tax $$, you will need to earn $10K +15% to replace it with after-tax dollars. I may be wrong (and I hope someone more knowledgable will correct me), but it seems to me that you take a 15% loss on your money just by withdrawing it.

Also, I think you will be taxed on it again in the future when you withdraw it for good. Why pay taxes on it twice?

Also, check with your plan administrator. Our plan will not allow you to continue to make contributions if you have a loan so you lose the contributions and earnings for the time frame of the loan.

Also, if something happens and you lose your job, God forbid, that note is due and payable. If you can't pay it, you have to pay the taxes on it plus a 10% penalty. I hope this helps.

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