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No matter what, it sounds like I'm going to pay tax on what goes in and on what comes out!

Assuming I do manage to retire early, I'm thinking a traditional IRA would make a lot more sense. I'll get taxed on the way out just like I would making early withdrawals on a Roth, but at least this way I can dodge taxes on the way in. Am I missing something here?

You can also invest money in non-tax protected acccounts. Invest your money now and you will have enough to get you through to the time when the Roth IRA money can be taken out tax free.

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