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Author: jbking Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75662  
Subject: Re: 401K vs Roth IRA Date: 2/12/2001 10:28 PM
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Well, consider what tax bracket you are in now and where you think you will be in retirement and decide when would you want to pay the tax: Now or later?

Also, keep in mind that a Roth should have better options than the 401k in most cases. Also, with the limit on a Roth contributions it shouldn't be that hard in some cases to do things in this order:

1) Match out the match in 401k.
2) Contribute max to Roth IRA.
3) Max out 401k.
4) Taxable investments/Variable Annuities.

That is just something I've seen in a few places that makes some sense I think.

JB
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