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Greetings, Leweaze, and welcome. You asked:

<<I work for a non-profit organization and will soon be opening a 403(b) account through Great West. I read that I might be able to transfer those funds to a 403(b)-7 account if I can find a custodian(?) to open one for me.

Is a custodian a discount brokerage? and do you know of any that do this? The discount brokerage that I'm thinking about using just told me they don't do this. Can Great West fight me on doing this? Would there be fees involved every time I transferred money (every 2 weeks)??? >>


Bear in mind you may invest in annuities and/or mutual funds only in a 403b plan. That means no individual securities like stocks and bonds. Many funds and some brokers will accept these accounts. Given the investment limitation, though, IMHO you'll find it less expensive to deal directly with a fund. Both Vanguard and Fidelity accept 403b(7) accounts.

As to fees, it's possible your current provider may assess some administrative fee. That's something you will have to discuss with your employer and with Great West.

Regards..Pixy
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