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Can I roll over a 401(k) with my current employer into an IRA?

My wife has a 401(k) with her employer that she has been contributing to for years. They recently switched administrators for the 401k, and the new outfit is simply terrible - bad fund choices and ...
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Quit my job: What can/should I do with funds in previous employer's 401(k) plan?

I recently changed jobs, and my previous employer offered a 401k. I know I can roll that money into an IRA. Before I do anything, I would like to understand what options I have, and which option is ...
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I have $3500 in Rollover IRA. Should I withdraw it early and pay off my credit card debt?

I have been investing a healthy amount in my current 401k with no plan to withdraw it early. I have $3,500 in a rollover IRA which has been sitting in there for about 4 years and I have done nothing ...
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Why would you not want to rollover a previous employer's 401(k) when changing jobs?

Are there any valid reasons to not rollover a former 401(k) when changing jobs? I have several little ones that I never quite got around to rolling together - with an upcoming job change, should they ...
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My company is changing 401(k) plan providers. Can I rollover to an IRA during the transition?

My question is similar to this one, but slightly different: Can I roll over a 401k with my current employer into an IRA? According to that question above, it's not possible for somebody my age (28) ...
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Do Roth IRA contribution limits apply to Rollover IRAs?

My wife has already maxed out a Roth IRA for 2010. She just quit her job, and has a 401k from her former employer. Would I be able to roll it into a new Roth IRA even though she has already ...
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How does a tuition insurance payment affect 529 withdrawals?

Qualified college tuition and expenses were paid from a 529 plan in 2014. The school sent a 1098-T and the 529 plan sent a 1099-Q and everything was fine on my 2014 taxes. In 2015 my child has left ...
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Combining 401(k)'s from different past employers?

I have multiple 401(k)s from past employers. I know I can roll each of these over into new IRA accounts at my brokerage, but do the 401(k) rules allow me to combine these 401(k)'s into one IRA ...
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Why would I not rollover my 401k into an IRA when permitted?

Currently in the US there are circumstances which allow you to rollover your existing 401K into an IRA, such as when you change employers. You may also keep it in the existing employer's plan or roll ...
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Should I use a Roth 401K rather than 529 to save for children's college?

I have set up a 529 for my child's college fund but the more I look at it the less useful it seems compared to alternatives. The 529 is quite restricted -- What if she doesn't go to college? What if ...
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Can I open a rollover IRA account in the US when I am not a citizen, nor no longer live there?

I lived in the US for about 7 years, and started saving money in the company's 401K plan. I had a green card, but decided to move to my home country years before it expired. I have a US SSN. Now the ...
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What is the difference between a Rollover IRA and a Roth IRA?

Previous Question. I have decided to roll my 401(k) into a Roth IRA. I use ThinkOrSwim as my broker currently, so I plan on opening an IRA with them. When opening the account I'm presented with the ...
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Where can I transfer rollover IRA funds to without it becoming income?

I'd like to move untaxed investment money to a new institution. Originally, the money was held in a 401k, then moved to a Rollover IRA. My new bank has both "Traditional IRA" and "Roth IRA" products ...
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Can I roll over 401(k) contributions that were made prematurely (by mistake)?

The company I work for told me yesterday that they need to refund my 2010 401(k) contributions because they recently discovered during an audit that they enrolled me into their plan prematurely since ...
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Should I rollover my 401(k) into a Roth IRA in 2010, or wait until 2011?

After asking my previous question and reading about the different options available, I'm looking at rolling it over to a Roth IRA to avoid paying the taxes at retirement. Is it better to do this in ...
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Roll-over my old 401k from Fidelity to Vanguard

I have a 401k (both traditional and roth) at Fidelity and recently tried a roll-over from the Fidelity 401k to Vanguard IRA (Rollover IRA and Roth IRA). When I called Fidelity to request a roll-over ...
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401(k) administration fees vs Rollover IRA fees?

I'm evaluating rolling over my old 401(k) into a self-administered IRA. I know the general costs and benefits (mostly benefits, in terms of increased flexibility, as stated here), but I'd like to see ...
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When can I roll over a HSA?

I have a health savings account with a high-deductible health plan. Because my employer pays less for the plan than for other insurance options, they are willing to contribute money to my HSA account ...
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Rolling over a mixed 401k (Traditional and Roth) to a Roth IRA

I am rolling over my old 401k to a new Roth IRA. My 401k contained my pre-tax contributions, post-tax contributions, employer match, and employer profit sharing. I am guessing my employer match and ...
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If I expect to have little earned income in a few years, should I prefer a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA now?

I'm currently in the 25% tax bracket, with a salary of $71K; I max out my contributions to a Roth IRA and contribute to a Roth 401(k) past my employer's match. I'm also planning to attend grad school ...
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When leaving job, is there a time limit to rollover a 401k into a Roth IRA?

My wife is leaving her job in the next month and going to a new one. She currently has a 401k that we would like to rollover into a Roth IRA ASAP. However we might be moving in a few months and ...
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401k Rollover - on my own or through my financial advisor?

I recently changed jobs and have a sizable sum in my old employer's 401k plan. It's doing fine but there are quite a few fees and I would prefer to roll it over. I'm considering two options. First, ...
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Best to roll over a 401(k) into a Roth IRA or traditional IRA?

I am rolling a 401(k) from a former employer to an IRA or Roth. I am trying to figure out the tax consequences of doing so. My understanding is, is that my contributions to the 401(k) were not taxed ...
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Can Roth conversion taxes be reduced by moving rollover IRA back to 401(k)?

I have two traditional IRAs: a rollover from a past 401(k), with no basis (all pretax contributions) an IRA with only after-tax contributions, with high basis If I do a Roth conversion, as far as I ...
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Multiple 401(k) accounts

I had a 401(k) with a previous employer. When I left, I rolled the account over to ShareBuilder and it's been sitting there ever since. I am not making any contributions to this account. In the last ...
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Is there legal reason for restricting someone under 59-1/2 from an in-service rollover from a 401K to an IRA?

There is a lot of confusing information on the internet regarding this. Additionally, there have been changes made by the IRS later than many articles that someone may find by a web search. I have ...
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Moving current employer 401(k) balance into self-directed solo 401k?

Let's say my employer offers a 401(k). In general, this means I can only pick from a basket of funds to invest in. I prefer self directing my investments, and my broker offers a no-fee solo 401k. I ...
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How do I track 401k rollovers in Quicken?

I recently rolled over an old 401k to an existing Rollover IRA I have. I'm not sure how to enter this into Quicken though. I tried a few ways with the following results: Sell the stock in the 401k ...
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Can't withdraw from 401k because plan trustee can't be found

My previous employer (startup in Silicon Valley) was acquired by a foreign company about 2 years ago, and the parent company laid off pretty much everyone about 1 year ago, which I was a part of. I ...
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Old 401k investment choices: Cash it out, move it elsewhere?

I started investing in 401K pretty late (around 28) at my previous employer. That account has about $1,500 in it. I want to take it out of there and use it to invest in Vanguard funds. I already have ...
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Can excess 401K contributions returned with 1099-R be rolled over to a Traditional IRA?

I received a check in March 2011 along with a 2011 1099-R for excess 401K contribution made in Tax year 2010. I am a high-compensated employee, the excess was due to company 401(k) matching which was ...
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Prevented from Rolling Over 401k Due to Company Audit - Legal?

A few months back, the startup my wife works for was bought out by a big company. Everyone was thrilled, of course, and it was a great moment for the whole team. Soon after the logistics of the ...
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What to do when institution incorrectly reports 401(k) to IRA rollover as a contribution?

I left a job last fall and rolled over the money from my 401(k) into an IRA I have at my bank, via a check from the 401(k) provider made out to my bank, FBO me. A few weeks ago I got a semi-annual ...
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Any reason to keep IRAs separate?

Whenever I have rolled over a 401k from a previous employer, I have used a separate IRA for each rollover. Now, I would like to consolidate all these different accounts into one single account for the ...
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Is there a downside to dropping out of my 401(k)?

My employer started offering a 401(k) plan a couple years ago with no employer contribution (we are a small company). I signed up as it seemed like a good way to force myself to save for retirement. ...
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Can I convert my traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2011?

Going forward, I'm putting all my retirement savings that goes above my employer 401(k) match into a Roth IRA. I have a traditional IRA that I opened many years ago and has sat untouched for quite a ...
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Clarification on 2015 IRA Rollover Limits

I've run into an issue in my personal finance journey that many people now struggle with: having a collection of 401k and 403b accounts left over from previous employers, some of which have been ...
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Is there a difference between conversion of a traditonal IRA to a Roth IRA vs opening a Roth and transferring the money from a traditional IRA?

Is converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA the same as opening a Roth IRA account and rolling over the money from the traditional IRA? Are they different in any way?
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401(k) seems to be in 'limbo'?

I have worked for a large multinational in the US for many years and whilst working with them, I have built up a sum of money in a 401(k) with Fidelity. However, about 2 years ago, my division within ...
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What does “separate accounts” mean when rolling over into a 457(b)?

I have a SEP-IRA from an old, part-time job that I had in college with about $120.00 in it. I just opened a 457(b) with my state job. I'd like to roll that $120.00 over into the 457(b). According to ...
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401K Rollover for small amount

Earlier in the year (07/03/217) I closed out an "old" employer sponsored 401K by rolling over to an existing personal Rollover IRA ($12,619.90). Now, on 12/07/2017, there was a "contribution" (or ...
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Undo 401k to IRA rollover?

After I left my employer I rolled my 401k over to a traditional and Roth IRA (Roth for after tax contributions, traditional for everything else), but am having second thoughts. Is there any way to "...
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How are employer matched contributions handled in rollover from Roth 401k to Roth IRA?

I recently asked this question: Can I do a Roth 401k rollover to Roth IRA and withdraw contributions I've made this year? In there, one of the answers pointed out that employer 401k contributions ...
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Rollover 401k into Roth IRA?

I'm a bit overwhelmed after looking up information regarding rollover of my 401k into a Roth IRA. If I'm to be honest with myself, I'm not knowledgeable in the personal finance subject and really just ...
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401k mistaken rollover into cash account

I've recently discovered that E-trade rolled over my 401k into a cash account, instead of a IRA account, as I intended. The rollover happened one year ago. The 401k administrator sent me a tax ...
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Rolled over husband's 401(k) to IRA after his death. Can I deduct a loss since?

When I rolled over my husband's 401(k) into an IRA after his death, the beginning balance was 100,000.00 and now the balance is around 10,000.00 If I sell the IRA, can I deduct the loss on my taxes?
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Is it possible to rollover a UK SIPP retirement account to a US IRA when repatriating?

I've got a UK SIPP retirement account from being an expat working in the UK for 5+ years for an affiliate of a US employer. As I try to decide how long I'm going to stay in the UK, it occurred to me ...
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If you rollover a Roth 401k to Roth IRA and immediately withdraw it, is there any tax or penalty?

According to the accepted answer to this question, when you rollover a Roth 401k which contains contributions and earnings, to a Roth IRA, you don't pay any taxes. Suppose you then withdraw from the ...
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Can I rollover my traditional IRA $ to another IRA in my spouse's name?

I'd like to cash out the securities in one traditional IRA in my name and transfer/roll over to a different mega-brokerage traditional IRA account owned by my wife. Is that do-able? My purpose is ...
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Can I rollover some of my Roth 401(k) into my Roth IRA even if I'm still employed?

My 401(k) plan, to which I make after-tax contributions, has excellent choices for index funds. I have a plan to get Admiral shares of Vanguard Total US Stock Market (ER of 0.06%), then use the bond ...