Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped
Mon, 03/2/15 | 34 Comments

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned.
Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess?
Me: I think Roth retirement accounts are very overrated …

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