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Subject: Re: What to do with an old 401(k) Date: 1/23/1998 8:37 PM
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<<A year and a half ago I left a big company to go to a small start-up. Both companies have 401(k)s, but the big company had more of a selection of funds. Anyway, I've got about 20K in the old one and only about 1.5K in the new one. I'm thinking about rolling over the old one, but I have mixed feelings about what I want to do.

For instance, part of the money there is in the Pax World Fund, which I like. The rest of the funds I could care less about. Should I roll over some of it and leave some invested only in the PWF? Or should I roll it all over to a self-directed IRA and put some of that in the PWF on my own?

I'd like to put some money in an Index fund, but I'd also like to invest some on my own (perhaps in the Foolish Four).

Any recommendations about how to accomplish all of these?>>

Yep. You already know the new 401k doesn't have all the options you want. The old one doesn't, either. But rolling to a self-directed IRA gives you the whole enchilada. If you want the freedom to do your own selections, then in this Fool's opinion that's the route to take.

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