Should I keep contributing to my 401(k) or use those funds to invest?

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November 2017
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Contributing the max amount to take full advantage of employer matching is a smart move as that is "free money" coming from the company. After that, you should max out a Roth IRA (federal tax-free growth and qualified withdrawals), which allows you to avoid Required Minimum Distributions mandated by other retirement accounts. After that, you could open an individual taxable account for shorter term goals that allow withdrawals at any time without penalties. Consider an ETF portfolio allocated based on your goals and time horizon.

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