Learning to Invest, Part 10—Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Accounts Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Which is better: saving in a taxable, tax-deferred or tax-free investment account? It all depends on how you plan to use the money. Note: It may take a moment for the podcast to start after clicking "Play" depending on the size of the podcast and the speed of your connection. Please be patient while it loads.