If you are a teacher, you have more than likely made the smart decision to participate in your school district’s 403b – the teaching profession’s equivalent of a 401(k) investment plan.
If you are a teacher and you are approaching 59 ½ years of age, a key investment decision regarding your 403b is on the horizon – a chance to make another savvy investment move that may dramatically impact your retirement future.
At 59 1/2, your 403(b) assets are ‘unlocked’, which means that you now have the ability to take control of your retirement funds, penalty-free. At 59 1/2, you can “roll-over” eligible monies into an IRA Rollover while still being able to contribute to your plan. Your employer will also be allowed to continue to match your contributions during the remaining years of your career, which will further help you build up your retirement nest egg.
The number one advantage of rolling your 403b assets into an IRA is that an IRA retirement plan gives you more control over how your assets are invested. By rolling over into an IRA, you will be able to demand that your assets are invested in alternative retirement vehicles designed to mitigate market risk and provide:
How to roll your 403(b) into an IRA
It is extremely important to deal with professionals who have the experience to guide you through the process of rolling your 403b monies into an IRA. For over 10 years, we’ve helped teachers across the Metroplex take control of their retirement investing. WMP is here to help you make this smart move towards a stronger retirement. Give us a call to set up an appointment!
Cathy DeWitt Dunn, President of DeWitt & Dunn, LLC, is the driving force behind Women Money & Power. With decades of experience in the financial services industry, Cathy specializes in helping individuals and families strengthen their retirement outlook with lifetime income solutions not available from traditional brokerage houses. She has helped countless investors start their personal journeys towards a stronger retirement with strategies designed to protect principal, generate retirement income that can’t be outlived, and eliminate market loss.