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A 457 plan is a deferred compensation plan that lets you save for retirement with pretax salary deferrals while reducing your taxable income.
There are three groups of individuals who are eligible for 457 plans:
Keep in mind that 457 plans have contribution limits that are separate from those of other retirement plans. This means that if you’re eligible to participate in a 457 plan and another deferral program, such as a 403(b) or 401(k) plan, you can contribute the maximum amount to both plans. For example, in 2017, a public school employee can defer $18,000 into a 403(b) plan and another $18,000 into a 457(b) plan.
Your financial advisor can provide information about the types of retirement plans available.
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