When you leave a job, you have several options for dealing with the funds in your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement account. One option is an indirect rollover. With this method, you receive a distribution check from your employer and then have 60 days to deposit the funds into an IRA or your new employer’s plan.
If you’re like most people, you’ve saved for retirement in multiple ways, including employer plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). As you approach retirement, it may make sense to consolidate all of your savings into one account to achieve a coordinated investment plan.Why consolidate?Consolidating your retirement accounts offers several potential benefits:
Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and you find yourself in a financial jam that requires some quick cash. Taking a loan from your 401(k) plan sounds like an easy solution. After all, you’ll be borrowing from your own retirement account and paying yourself back with interest. Sounds reasonable enough, right? Not always.