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I also have a 457 with a good many investment options that I have been satisfied with. I agree that you should call Nationwide and confirm anything your 457 plan representative tells you.

For some reason, Nationwide calls their plans "variable annuities" though they are tax-deferred investment plans similar to 403 (b)s and 401 (k)s (not the kind you are thinking of where you arrange to receive a certain amount of income - those vehicles are expensive and get a lot of bad press).

Call Nationwide and ask them any questions you have. Make sure your organizations's 457 representative answers all your questions too. It can be confusing.

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