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Argh, I still got it wrong. I give up :)

Well, it still makes more sense than the and my numbers.

My formulas (which I learned many years ago and haven't used since) are still in storage due to a home renovation, and rather than Google I just set up a quickie spreadsheet. When I unpack, I will refresh my memory and review your posts.

Meanwhile, the biggest flawed assumption is that with a Traditional IRA, the taxpayer will invest his $1500 tax savings. I believe most people (myself included) wouldn't, so for us, the numbers exercises are, I believe, unanimously in favor of the Roth.
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