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Subject:  Re: 403(b) transfer Date:  4/25/1998  3:42 PM
Author:  TMFPixy Number:  3036 of 78166

Greetings, Pandress, and welcome.

<<I recently filled out forms to have funds in a TSA transferred to a 403(b) mutual fund account with Vangaurd. The insurance Co. where I currently have the account has sent a letter informing me that a penalty charge will reduce the value of my account when I make this transfer. I guess I'm looking for reassurance and/or advice about whether this is a good move. The interest rates on the TSA have been low and I'm hoping I can do better in the mutual fund account. I'm still many years away from retirement. Any help with this dilemma will be appreciated.>>

Annuities often have a surrender penalty attached to them that's levied by the insurance company. The decision to bite that