In some cases, it's possible to withdraw from retirement accounts like 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts before your retirement age without a penalty. But there are often many reasons to avoid it, if you can. The cash you take out is typically subject to taxes, penalties and withholdings, and with fewer funds leftover in the account, it could mean missing out on potentially substantial returns in the long term.
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» Want to learn more? See the penalties and taxes that accompany an early 401(k) withdrawal.