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I new I didn't completely understand the rules and, therefore; the contribution is set low and the distribution choice for new contributions can be changed quarterly. The funds are placed in a separate account at Fidelity.

Okay, so the current contributions must be taken in the time frame specified which is over the three years following separation. Since this is only two years away, this is not extremely long term planning. The goal is a partial income bridge between his leaving employment and collecting social security. Given the risks involved with the plan, it will not be a major part of our retirement plan.

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