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As a self employed, I've contributed to either IRA's or Keoghs each year since returning to the working world and at age 59 did a small Roth conversion/ contribution so as to have a future parking place for any not- immediately- needed mandatory withdrawals when that time comes.

Looking forwards, should I concentrate my efforts on regular or Roth IRA's for the next 5 1/2 years until retirement? I am really not sure if I understand all the ramifications, just trying to do the best I can. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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