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Roll Over Your 401(k) or Leave It Behind?

There are pros and cons to rolling over your retirement account when you leave a job; do some due diligence before you decide.

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Question: I'm leaving my job, but my former employer said I could leave my 401(k) assets in my old plan. Would I want to do that?

Answer: It's a good bet that most people will switch jobs at least a few times over the course of their career.  

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