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or try the 401k board:

my recollection is that if you have more than a certain amount in your account ($5k or $10k), they MUST let you leave it there as long as you like (but they don't have to be nice about it). Less than that, and it is entirely up to the Plan docs.

when you leave , you can roll into the 401k at the new employer, or into a 'rollover' (traditional) IRA, or withdraw the money. (once in the rollover IRA, you can convert to a Roth)

one thing about trying to time the things: these folks can take almost forever to transfer the money...

good luck,

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