In this sentence:

[reason 1 for something], und außerdem haben wir noch genug Zeit - also, warum nicht?

Do I need the comma after also?

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    Welcome to German Language SE. Right now, I can only guess the meaning of your “sentence”. Can you please give some context to clarify what you want to say? (Also, strictly speaking, this isn’t a sentence – which does not mean though that it cannot have punctuation.)
    – Wrzlprmft
    Nov 27, 2014 at 15:53

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According to Duden – Richtiges und gutes Deutsch, a reinforcing „also“ that stands out from the rest of the sentence is separated by a comma:

Also, es bleibt dabei!

Also, bis morgen!

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