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How To Rollover Your 401(k) To An IRA

How to Rollover Your 401(k) to an IRA

Leaving your current employer requires much more than putting in your two weeks, packing up your desk, and having a parting happy hour with peers.

You need to decide what to do with your 401(k)—leave it be, consolidate it with your new employer's plan, cash it out, or roll it over to an IRA.

While all of these options have their merits, rolling over your 401(k) from your former employer to an IRA can offer investors more flexibility, customization, and room for growth.

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Knowing how to rollover your 401 (k) to an IRA is just part of the puzzle. You'll also need to know the pros and cons of doing it in the first place.

Here's how to rollover your 401 (k) to an IRA and many of the considerations you should think about before making it happen.

Top Benefits of a 401(k) to IRA Rollover