In this video installment of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, contributor Dan Caplinger takes a question from a reader, who writes: "Which is better: a 457 or a 401(k)? If you had a choice for a 457 or a 401(k) or both to invest in, which would be the best option?"

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