When I lived in the US, I contributed for a number of years with my employer to the company 401(k). When I then moved abroad, I found it difficult to stay in touch with my 401(k). The toll-free numbers I had used inside the US, to contact the plan administrators, did not work from overseas.
In related Q&A on this site, I see people advising that a person in my position, roll all the money over from their 401(k) into a self-directed traditional IRA. How easy is it to do this? I would have no problem paying a reasonable fee for a good service. Are there reputable companies that specialize in providing this service for individuals? Has anyone reading this been in my position? Any gotchas that I should look out for?