Author Topic: Lincoln 403b: Should I Do a Rollover?  (Read 1111 times)

Inkedup

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 170
  • Location: USA
  • Striving for FI.
Lincoln 403b: Should I Do a Rollover?
« on: January 07, 2017, 09:48:12 AM »
Hi Everyone,

The retirement 403b accounts offered at my work are terrible, and Lincoln is unfortunately the best of the worst options.
I have an account with Lincoln but haven't been contributing for long. There isn't much $ in there (<15k).
I'm leaving my employer soon. I know I can rollover these funds to an IRA. Here's the thing: As much as I'm hoping to cut ties with Lincoln the surrender charges are insane. They amount to wiping out the very modest gains AND it would also cut into the principle.
Do I bite the bullet and do it or should I just leave the account alone?

Bashdash

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: Lincoln 403b: Should I Do a Rollover?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 11:10:34 AM »
Call the regional office.  I think There is a self directed account your rep does not want you to know about.  You can get access to anything for flat 40$ fee. 

BlueDove

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 23
Re: Lincoln 403b: Should I Do a Rollover?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 07:17:56 PM »
How did this turn out?  I am in the same situation with Lincoln.  Details here:

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/investor-alley/surrender-charge-vs-high-fees-am-i-looking-at-this-right/

Is there any hope? 

Bashdash

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Re: Lincoln 403b: Should I Do a Rollover?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 10:17:57 AM »
Go to bogle heads forum and I think there is a thread on this