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Fools... I'd love some objective opinions.

Just left a job of 6 years with a 401(k) that has about $103k in it. I am 36, married, 2 young kids, been an investor since I was 9. The 401(k) money is with John Hancock, which has been fine, and I have a money manager helping me pick funds.

My new job does not have a 401(k) plan, though we may start one up on 1/1/08. Obviously, I'd participate, and it appears to be John Hancock as well.

Here's the thing... I'd like to use part of the money to invest on my own, as I've done very well with researching via fool.com and a couple of the newsletters. Does anyone know if I can roll part of it to my E*Trade account or if I'd have to move the whole thing?

If I can move part of it, what amount is right? I was thinking roughly 25k, and move the balance to whatever new 401(k) is around.

Thanks for your opinions!
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