I recently wrote about the advantages of tax-deferred (traditional) vs. Roth retirement contributions. That post sparked an interesting discussion about the value of Roth vs. traditional accounts in the long run.
Each approach has its advantages, and the optimal strategy may vary based on your circumstances. For example, if you’re currently in a low tax bracket, Roth contributions may be in your best interest. On the other hand, if you’re currently in a higher tax bracket, you might be more interested in an upfront tax deduction.
Given the importance of this topic for retirement planning, I thought that it would be worth running a poll to facilitate further discussion. When answering the question below, assume that you have both options at your disposal.
If given the choice, would you prefer to take the upfront tax break of tax-deferred contributions, or the back-end tax break associated with investing in a Roth account?
Total Votes: 364
Started: May 21, 2010
As always, I encourage you to not only participate in the poll, but to also weigh in with a comment providing some context for your answer.
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