There are some clear differences in the defined benefits and the defined contributions routes
These two methods are at the base of the retirement planning process. Everything from how the earnings will be distributed to the kind of earnings that will be available is determined by the option that one has chosen. For many people, both these routes will seem to be useful and profitable at different points of time and hence there might be a question as to which of the routes is available.
Since this is the amount that is related to retirement for many people there is no need to take a risk on this figure and hence they would like to prefer the defined benefit way of getting retirement benefits. On the other hand, there might be a situation where a person would like to ensure that they have a chance of an upside and due to this they would also like to ensure that the defined contribution route is open for them in some way or the other.
Routes to achieving retirement goals
There is a requirement to use various routes and options in order to achieve the retirement goals for an individual. This will stretch across different areas and hence will also cover so many options that it might just be difficult to know what exactly is required for a specific purpose. However, there is also a need to effectively balance the various routes in such a way that the overall goals of the individual with regard to their retirement planning are achieved.