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Can I keep my assets in my 401(k) when I retire?

May 23, 2014

Check your retirement plan rules

You've worked hard to build your retirement savings, but you have decisions to make when you finally reach your goal. Vanguard investment expert Chris Philips says it can be cost-effective keep your assets in your 401(k) based on the rules of your retirement plan, and that rolling your assets over into an IRA also is a viable option.

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