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Author: TSnively One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 76398  
Subject: Re: Retiring before 59 1/2 Date: 10/10/1997 2:02 PM
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Yo Pixy!

In reply to message number 474 by TMFPixy :

<<<So, if I did that, the tax deferred account would get bigger faster. By age 45 (or possibly earlier), I might be able to retire. However, I'd have to start the early withdrawal stuff. But if the calculations use life expectancy, the portions may not be enough to live on each year.>>

If you ran the numbers correctly, then why bother with approach 2 at all? 72t withdrawals are a hassel, and approach 1 not only gave you enough money, you didn't have to hit the IRAs until 59 1/2. Approach 2 may not give you enough. To me, that in and of itself argues against it.>

I didn't run the numbers yet for the second way. But, the numbers should just be bigger the second way. There are lots of tax benefits before retirement. Almost certainly, I'd be able to retire earlier...

I'll run the numbers and see.

-Tom
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