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I was informed today by my benefits office that I am elligible for a 403B in addition to a regular pension plan. Does anyone know how a 403B differs from a 401K. The language in my notification is obtuse about the tax implications of a 403B. It seems that taxes on earnings are deferred similar to an IRA. It also seems that contributions are taken out of a paycheck pre-tax.
Does this sound correct?
In the long run isn't a Roth IRA a better long term deal than this since earnings are never taxed? My initial take on this "opportunity" is that I should make sure I contribute $2k to my Roth first and then put additional retirement savings into my 403B.
Does this also sound correct?

I of course will discuss this with my accountant. I just wanted to get any info I could from fellow Fools prior to that meeting.

Thanks in advance,


MarkV
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