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student loans at 6% -- that's guaranteed 6% return (not counting tax deduction on the student loan interest -- which is pointless anyways because it phases out at such a low AGI)... there is no reason not to pay that off first vs maxing the roth.
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Vs maxing the Roth, probably. Against a 401(k) match...not so much.
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Not to be a troll but... why do you have no debt and she has a lot? if she indeed did save a lot of money, or be a "saver", shouldn't she have paid it off?

To answer your post, I would say that debt is going to cost you more the longer you have it, so "investing" for retirement should probably go after you pay down any serious amount of debt.

not so easy to pay off 100k+ in student loans in the what, 3 years? she's been out of school.
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not so easy to pay off 100k+ in student loans in the what, 3 years? she's been out of school.

Who said it was 100k? did I miss that?
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Who said it was 100k? did I miss that?

nobody said it, but you assume like it was chump change and should be paid off.

private schools cost money, man.
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