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I'm 29, employed and just starting to save for retirement. I'm trying to decide between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA. I read the articles here on Fool and also did the calculator, which told me a Traditional IRA would be better for me. However, most of the articles I've read seem to suggest Roth is a better option for someone in my circumstances. I'm confused. Can someone please help?

I plan to contribute the maximum each year, I use Mechanical Investing strategies developed on the MI boards here, I make $60k/year, I'm single and I have $12k in savings and $16k in student loan debt (at 3.25% interest locked in). No credit card debt.

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