Defined benefit plans are usually thought about in one of two ways:                                                                                     

1) They're fascist. Plan sponsors can make decisions about how the money is invested, and in what kinds of payouts the participants are eligible for. Depending on a number of factors, that could influence anything from personal habits to family structure.

2) Bottom line, they're simply more valuable than defined contribution plans.

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