Capitol Closeup: How Many Accounts is Too Many?

You can easily find yourself swimming in accounts between old jobs  (401k, 403b, and 457), individual accounts (IRAs and bank accounts), and then double that from your partner as well. It’s enough to throw up your hands, put your head in the sand and just forget about it. So how many accounts are too many?  And if you have too many–what should you do? Financial planner Mike Morton ( has the answers.