My First 401(k) Rollover

I just mailed off my 401(k) rollover application along with the distribution check from my previous employer’s plan. I recently changed jobs, and this is the first time I’ve been able to roll my 401(k) balance over. At previous job changes, I didn’t have a balance to roll over. Sadly, I didn’t really get into saving heavily in my 401(k) until my last job, three years ago.

It was a relatively painless process. Both plans are with Fidelity, so I received my check from Fidelity and then mailed it back into Fidelity with the application. Funny that I had to do all of this being that Fidelity managed both accounts. I called Fidelity and they stated that the SEC requires this.

Are you a former teacher and have an old 403b? Here’s a article on doing a 403b rollover to an IRA.

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About Philip Taylor, CPA

Philip Taylor, aka "PT", is a CPA, blogger, podcaster, husband, and father of three. PT is also the founder and CEO of the personal finance industry conference and trade show, FinCon. He created this website back in 2007 to share his advice on money, hold himself accountable (while paying off over $75k in debt), and to meet others passionate about moving toward financial independence. He uses Personal Capital to track his wealth. All the content on this blog is original and created or edited by PT.