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Subject:  Re: I have to invest in sucko mutual funds? Date:  7/29/1998  9:20 AM
Author:  marimba Number:  4743 of 95140

Thanks for your reccomendation Pixy...I went and read the Retirement Guide. The equation makes sense, figuring out how much return you'd have to make in a taxed vehicle versus a non-taxed vehicle.

However, when reading the Retirement Guide, I saw no mention of the tax deduction benefits of the 401(k). Do you consider the tax break to be largely negligible in favor of securing higher long-term returns in an IRA with individual stocks?

I am going to run these numbers in a big messy spreadsheet anyway at some point, but I just wondered what importance you place upon the present-day tax breaks afforded by the 401(k) or other tax-deductible plans.

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