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 Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College? There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college. 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.