Left a job? Pay heed to your 401(k) plan
Abstract: After leaving a job (whether voluntarily or involuntarily), some may wish for greater flexibility in how their retirement money is invested than a 401(k) allows. One option is to roll over the money into an IRA, either directly or indirectly. This article looks at the distinction and examines the tax implications, while a sidebar discusses the temptation to cash out a retirement fund during an economic crisis.