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<<, how can I get access to the 401K's ...
Yes, it's possible to get at the money when you're younger than age 59 1/2 by using what's called a Section 72(t) distribution. >>

I understood that you can tap a 401k at age 55 without penalty. One of the advantages of a 401k over an IRA (where it is 59 1/2).

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