So maybe you’ve been storing up money in your 401(k) plan for years, possibly even decades. Or maybe you’ve just started paying into your 401(k), and have a little bit of money in your account. You suddenly find yourself in a situation where you need money… and you need it now. What do you do? (more…)
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A reader asked: I wanted to do a hardship with my 401k and was wondering if would be penalized 10 percent of the balance? I borrowed from my 401k and haven’t paid all of it back yet. Will I be able to do a hardship with remaining balance left? (more…)
The short answer is – it depends on your plan. Retirement plan participant loans are an optional feature of qualified plans.
The IRS and Department of Labor dictate the loan limits and manner by which retirement plan loans and repayments can be made. The plan must contain a written loan policy explaining the requirements and terms; loans must be available to all participants. Here’s a summary: (more…)