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|Subject: lump sum pension disbursement||Date: 1/13/2006 8:34 PM|
|Author: IMP100||Number: 49377 of 76907|
I am 55 years old,and am qualified to retire from my company since I have 10+ years with them.
I will receive my pension ~$90,000 - not money from my 401k - in a lump sum this February. The money in the 401k plan will stay invested with Fidelity (our 401k plan manager). I have savings to cover my various bills for ~ 3 months
I will seek employment after retirement, but want to be SURE I have enough money to pay the bills, have a bit of fun, etc. until I find the new job. Worst case (hopefully) would be needing $45,000 prior to getting new job.
Should I take the pension money as a lump sum distribution and open an account with Emigrant Direct using $45,000 and put the remaining $45,000 in a IRA or Roth IRA or CD or something else?
Will there be a tax penalty for taking the lump sum and putting into one of the above instruments?
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