What do I do with my 401k when I leave my job

Host Reid Trego, and Financial Planner Joe Beckford discuss a listener question from a woman handling her husband’s $28,000 employer-sponsored 401k upon job departure. They stressed not leaving money with an old employer and highlighted options like rolling over your old employer 401k into a new plan or opening IRAs for pre-tax and Roth contributions. They explained retirement plans such as 401k, advising against cashing out for speculative investments.

Joe Beckford elaborated on retirement plans like 403b and 457, emphasizing the importance of understanding investment choices within IRAs or employer-sponsored plans for growth potential. They discussed diversification tailored to risk tolerance, cautioning against early withdrawals before 59 and a half years old. Joe recommended professional help for large sums and self-investment in index funds.

The discussion underscored the risks of mishandling rollovers and stressed timely actions to avoid tax liabilities. They promoted proactive financial planning aligned with individual goals amid regulatory compliance complexities. The podcast offered insights on optimizing financial decisions during retirement transitions, emphasizing awareness of pitfalls related to taxation and investments to manage portfolios effectively.

You can also check out our blog titled, “How to Rollover Your 401k?”

If you want an expert who can give sound advice and help you navigate how to invest your wealth best and plan for your retirement, reach out to us to schedule a quick call. One of our CFP® professional wealth advisors would love to discuss your individual goals and options with you. The first step in our process is to schedule a free 15-minute intro call with our Goodwin Investment Advisory consultant here.

The Money PIG podcast is hosted by Reid Trego. Goodwin Investment Advisory is a Registered Investment Advisory firm regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance and compliance with securities laws and regulations. Goodwin Investment Advisory does not render or offer to render personalized investment or tax advice through the Money PIG podcast. The information provided is for informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, tax, investment or legal advice.
By Published On: April 16th, 2024

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