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.... I've often said that if RMDs force me into paying higher taxes than I'm deferring now, I'll be very lucky indeed :)....

As I recall in "game theory" analysis when making a choice, in addition to looking at which choice is more probable, you also look at the consequences of making the wrong choice.

If it turns out the Roth would have been a better choice and you pay more taxes, then the consequence might be that you have to take a shorter cruise.

If it turns out that the traditional IRA would have been a better choice because you could have more money in the IRA, then the consequence could be that you are short of money in retirement.

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