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Subject:  Re: ira (roth, traditional), 401(k), index ???? Date:  3/29/2001  9:07 AM
Author:  jjbklb Number:  34931 of 878185

the answer partley depends on how much money you have availible.i would always max out the 401 1st. then if you have surplus $ ,&your gross isn't too high to prohibit it's use fund the roth with after tax $. The principal & interest won't be taxed on after 591/2 retirement withdraw.if you still have $ left, open a traditional ira $ put $2000 after tax $ /year in it. the advantage of an index fund is that minimal turnover of equities occur.this makes it tax efficient for an investment outside the tax sheltered retiremnt accounts.
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