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Since we contribute the max to the Roth IRA we can't contribute any to a Traditional IRA, right?


You are correct - the traditional IRA is not an option unless you stop contributing to the Roth. Your next step would be to invest in a taxable account. Of course you should consider tax efficiency of the investments you choose in this account. I would suggest either a broad-based index fund like Vanguard Total Stock Market Index/S&P 500 index for low costs and tax efficiency. You could get even more efficient by carefully choosing a basket of individual stocks and holding forever, which would require much more time and effort but could pay off by lowering costs and outperforming the market. Then again, odds are that you would spend a lot of time doing research and still lose to the market in the long-term.

My vote for a taxable account is either an broad index fund (VTSMX) or a tax-managed fund (Vanguard Tax-Managed Growth and Income Fund = S&P 500 tax-managed).

TSP will be taking away the percentage cap for military in a couple years I think (2006 maybe?). So, once that happens you'll probably want to max that to the legal limits too.

Jared
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