Investment Strategies for Retirement The slideshow presentation that you would like to view is too large for your current screen resolution. Click here to view to view the slideshow at full resolution. Launch Presentation » Share | Related Content How to Retire Early Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts. Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer. Retirement Plan Distributions There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.