Employee Benefits 101
Who wants to think about retirement when you’re just starting out? Whether it’s a 401k or a 403b or some other type of employee-sponsored retirement plan, you should strongly consider this option.
You’ll be able to contribute to the plan without first paying the usual federal (and in many cases, state) income tax on your contributions. You won’t pay that tax until retirement, when your money is actually distributed back to you. Better yet, your employer may contribute to your account as well, usually matching a percentage of your contributions.