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Ask the Expert: Retirement Rollovers

Kellee Krick,

March 19, 2015

Retiring Your Way

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Question

Do I have to roll my retirement fund into an IRA when I retire? If I do move my retirement dollars to an IRA should I have someone manage my account?

Answer

Well, that all depends on your company’s plan and your financial expertise!

Some plans force you out at retirement, regardless of the account balance. Other plans allow participants to leave their money in the plan during retirement. However, the majority of plans force out participants with balances under $5,000. For more information talk to your HR department or email your plan educator

Having someone manage your IRA certainly makes sense for some. Retirees can sometimes feel uncomfortable managing their account when it gets to 6 digits. If it makes you nervous and you question your expertise, by all means, pay someone to manage your account. Those fees are usually around 1% of the account balance annually but may be higher, depending upon the services. Besides your knowledge level and the cost, you should also consider the time it will take. Maybe you have other things you want to do in retirement? Check out the Union Investment Management Group or our IRA options for more information.

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