A significant number of 401(k) assets held by workers who leave their jobs has been left behind in the old plans, Charles Schwab found in an analysis of the activity of workers since the first quarter of 2008.

A full 43% of the assets in 401(k)s held by workers who left their jobs in the first quarter of 2008 still remains in the old plans. Neglecting their investments, investors could be losing out big time.

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