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Subject:  Take pension now? Date:  4/1/2000  5:14 PM
Author:  rjm111 Number:  25 of 294

Any input on the following would be appreciated:

I am 39 and the company I work for is being acquired by a large company with a cash-type pension. My current employer uses the traditiona, old-style pension. We are being offered the opportunity to "cash out" of our original plan and start from zero in the new plan. I would be getting between $50-60K and would immediately roll it over into an IRA. Anyone see any reason why I shouldn't take this opportunity to get my money out now and invest it on my own?
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