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Can I Have More Than One 401(k)?

It is possible to enroll in more than one 401(k) at a time. In fact, it is not uncommon to accumulate several over a lifetime. This can occur in various situations. Scenarios that Can Lead to More than One 401(k) You may have a 401(k) account from a previous employer and enroll in a second 401(k) plan when you start a new position. This process...

Understanding 401(k) Terms: Sponsor & Third-Party Administrator

A 401(k) plan is an excellent benefit for employers to offer employees. It is a tax-deferred, defined-contribution retirement account that gets its name from a section of the IRS Code. Many employers offer matching funds for all or part of their employees’ contributions to a 401(k) plan. If you are opening a 401(k), two key terms to understand are “sponsor” and “third-party administrator.” What Is...

What Happens To My 401(k) If I Move To A Different Country?

If you are a foreign worker in the U.S., planning to return home, or a U.S. citizen planning to move abroad, you may be wondering what happens to your 401(k) account when you leave the country. In this scenario, you have several different options from which to choose. Leave Your 401(k) In The U.S. When you leave your 401(k) in the U.S., you retain the...

What Happens To My 401(k) After My Death?

For many Americans, a 401(k) is the foundation of their retirement planning. The goal is to set aside sufficient tax-deferred dollars (ideally, with matching employer contributions) to see you through from the date of retirement to the date of your death. But what happens if you die before you have a chance to spend your 401(k) funds? You certainly can’t take it with you when...

How Early Should I Start Investing In My 401(k)?

The sooner you start putting money into a 401(k), the better. If you are in your 20s or 30s, retirement may be low on your list of financial priorities. But if you start investing in your 401(k) now, your savings could grow tax-free for the next 30 to 40 years. Also, if your employer is offering matching funds and you fail to either opt into...