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My husband and I have been making maximum contributions, both pre and post tax, to our 401Ks. The obvious advantage is that it defers income tax. The problem is that assets are tied to the company's 401K. Currently a good plan with a variety of investment options.

An emergency fund is not a problem. About 2/3s of our investments are in the 401K. We have no debt and the amount not in the 401K would cover expenses for a couple of years.

Any views on balance between retirement plans and after tax investments?


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