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Hey, My names is Ray A. McMillan. I would like to know how to cash in my 401k plan at this time.

May 29, 2018 by Ray in  |  Flag
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Best to open an IRA account and than Roll-Over 401K into that account. Otherwise will be a 10% penalty for withdrawal prior to 59 1/2 plus all will be added to your income for this year. Taxed as income.

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Hari

Hi Peter, Is it better to leave the money in 401K or move it to IRA? I see that IRA is having different kind of fees and it is creating lot of confusion to choose the best IRA. I see that if i leave money in 401K, they are charging fee of 35$. Will my money grow more in IRA compared to 401K after deducting fees etc., in IRA.

Flag |  Jun 16, 2018
Hari

Pls advise me

Flag |  Jun 16, 2018
Ben Michael Bouman

Hari, You will have more investment options in an IRA. Better options may help to achieve greater returns. The national average cost of a 401(k) participant is 1.55%, some higher, some a little lower. Don't just look at the $35 fee you see. There is more to it. An advisor can help you complete a "direct rollover" to an IRA thereby eliminating any tax withholding and the 60 day rule. A good advisor can explain the difference between a "direct rollover" vs. an "indirect rollover". Basically, get the check made out to the new custodian for your benefit (FBO) or it can also be transferred directly to the new custodian. No one should ever do an indirect rollover.

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Hey Hari, an IRA is an investment bucket, like a 401K plan. However, you can do anything in an IRA. You have limited choices in a 401K. To roll over a 401K, contact the HR department of your previous employer and have the check put into an IRA with 60 days(time limit)

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