The typical person works 11 jobs in his or her lifetime, yet many people don't move their 401(k) money into a new account when they change jobs. Nearly one-third of people who have left retirement accounts with former employers say they either forgot about the money, didn't understand how to roll it over or didn't have the time to make the switch, according to a survey commissioned by ING DIRECT. But rolling over the funds into an IRA or new 401(k) gives investors flexibility and control -- and could save them money, one personal finance expert says.

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