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What to do with a 401(k) when leaving a job?

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In the past, many people stayed at one job, or at least one company, for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings.

But today, workers can expect to hold several different jobs in their lifetime, and to a great extent, pensions have been replaced by 401(k) plans, which place much of the funding responsibility on employees.

So, assuming you will change jobs at some point, and you do have a 401(k), what should you do with it?

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