Can you take money out of a 401K to pay off debts?

You can certainly pull out of 401K savings if you thing your debt out weights your savings goal. I will say you jeorperdize your future to get over the present situation. I suggest to make proper debt reduction plan and saving on your 401K in parallel. You can plan it out and can have a better future. Use Quicken to maintain your account. You'll know everything about what you are spending on