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Answered 2009-11-17 02:50:07

The penalty is normally about 10% of the money you pull out. Additionally, you'll have to pay taxes on that money. Finally, you'll miss out on potential gains by not having the money in the market. I wouldn't recommend cashing out your 401(k) early unless it is for a dire emergency.

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