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  2. Public employee pension plans in the United States - Wikipedia

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    In many states, public employee pension plans are known as Public Employee Retirement Systems (PERS). Pension benefits may or may not be changed after an employee is hired, depending on the state and plan, as well as hiring date, years of service, and grandfathering . Retirement age in the public sector is usually lower than in the private ...

  3. Federal Employees Retirement System - Wikipedia

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    The Federal Employees' Retirement System ( FERS) is the retirement system for employees within the United States civil service. FERS [1] became effective January 1, 1987, to replace the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and to conform federal retirement plans in line with those in the private sector. [2] Mandatory participation in Social ...

  4. Pros and cons of government 457(b) retirement plans - AOL

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    Like its better-known sibling — the 401(k) — a 457(b) retirement plan is a tax-advantaged way to save for retirement. But the 457(b) is designed especially for employees of state and local ...

  5. Civil Service Retirement System - Wikipedia

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    The Civil Service Retirement System ( CSRS) is a public pension fund organized in 1920 that has provided retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for most civilian employees in the United States federal government. Upon the creation of a new Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) in 1987, those newly hired after that date cannot ...

  6. Congressional pension - Wikipedia

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    Congressional pension is a pension made available to members of the United States Congress. As of 2019, members who participated in the congressional pension system are vested after five years of service. A pension is available to members 62 years of age with 5 years of service; 50 years or older with 20 years of service; or 25 years of service ...

  7. Best 401(k) plans of 2024 - AOL

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    Contributions can grow tax-free and then can be withdrawn tax-free starting at age 59 ½. A 401 (k) has a maximum annual contribution amount, which is $23,000 in 2024. Those age 50 and older can ...

  8. Best retirement plans for the self-employed - AOL

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    SEP IRA. A SEP IRA allows the self-employed to create a retirement plan for themselves as well as employees. This kind of plan offers a tax-deferred or tax-free way to save – on either a pre-tax ...

  9. Retirement plans in the United States - Wikipedia

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    Types of retirement plans. Retirement plans are classified as either defined benefit plans or defined contribution plans, depending on how benefits are determined.. In a defined benefit (or pension) plan, benefits are calculated using a fixed formula that typically factors in final pay and service with an employer, and payments are made from a trust fund specifically dedicated to the plan.