Answers in Financial Planning

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You will need to wait until 59 1/2 to start taking with drawls without a penalty
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First off, whatever you do, don't let anyone talk you into rolling it over until you have all the information you need. Why? If you leave your company after age 55, you can access your 401k money without the 10% penalty. If you roll it to an IRA and ...(more)
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Your 401k plan should have an established process. Contact whoever is in charge of your plan and ask how to start it. They will require you to provide information on what your hardship is, and what other financial resources you have available. They ...(more)
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As of a couple of years ago, they had some good target date funds with low expense ratios. I haven't come across them recently but I gotta imagine that those funds are still available.
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You will owe tax, at your income tax rate, when you withdraw money from the account. Contact the company where your bother worked, or the custodian that holds the 401k to see what your options and requirements are for the account.
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Contact your benefits administrator. They should be able to provide you with the information you seek.
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There are many types of loans out there - each are utilized for a specific purpose and are based on different aspects of your life (personal credit score, collateral (an asset like a home, car, or investment account)). The different types are: Open-Ended ...(more)
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This will depend on the plan type as there are restrictions placed on the different types of plan. Investopedia back in December 2015 posted an article stating "The majority of companies offer some sort of matching contribution for an average of 2.7% ...(more)
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You would need to contact the retirement company (Plan Sponsor) who runs the 401K. They can provide you with the statement of account showing all the investments and their value. Some offer online portals others will mail you the statement
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You will need to contact the plan sponsor. Their name should be at the top of the statement. You can contact them directly and discuss the options available. There will be a penalty to pay depending upon your age in addition to income tax. I would discuss ...(more)
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Hari, You do have a lot options on how to handle your retirement savings. Are you currently working? Do you have a plan with your current employer? The investment choices and if you are wanting to contribute more should be the driving factors in your ...(more)
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One of the options you have with an old 401k is to roll it into your new 401k plan with your new company. In order to accomplish this you will have to call your old 401k company and ask them for the proper forms for you to fill out. Your new company's ...(more)
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Call the company's Benefits Dept or HR Dept to get the phone number for the 401k company they use (if you don't already have the phone number). Call the number and the 401k company should be able to give you the information you are requesting after asking ...(more)
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The short answer is no, you won't be able to share the funds without incurring taxes and penalties. Since you are the sole beneficiary you are the only person to which the funds in the account can be distributed without taxes and penalties.
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"Cashing Out" can mean a couple of vastly different things. If you are looking for some extra cash to pay off bills or to spend in some other way, then it is a straight forward process as outlined in the previous answer. Please keep in mind that this ...(more)
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