Im not counting on my current 401K, as a part of my ultimate retirement funds. Second, I highly advise against this course of action. I understand it to be a very difficult, but very rewarding period of time!
Timing is Everything: The timing may be all wrong to pull out of your current investments in your 401(k).
If you don’t, you’ll need to make two decisions: where to open that account — which means selecting an online broker or robo-advisor — and which type of IRA you want, a traditional IRA or a Roth.
The main difference between an online broker and a robo-advisor is that a robo-advisor will provide account management, for an annual fee of around 0.25%.
As investors start to educate themselves about investing, many begin to realize that their 401(k) might not all they thought it was cracked up to be.
After all, even Ted Benna, the man who popularized the tax loophole that became the 401(k) program, has all but disowned it. It’s not an easy decision, and there are drawbacks as well as benefits.
There are good reasons to liquidate your 401(k) (or perhaps just put future savings and investments dollars elsewhere): In spite of compelling reasons to liquidate a 401(k), there are also important considerations and good reasons why you may NOT want to liquidate your 401(k) – or not right now.