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while you can't get to earnings in a Roth without penalty until 59 1/2, you can always withdraw the contributions -- you've already paid taxes on them

That part has always confused me. When I look at Roth info, they say that you can't withdraw before 59.5 without penalties, and then sometimes there is one sentence about withdrawing contributions at any time. Is there a definitive link on that info?
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