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Pillar 3b: answers to the top questions

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Vested benefits account: key questions and answers

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Are you saving with pillar 3a? Start the payments at a young age

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To rent or buy – which suits me better?

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Ramon Stadelmann: Whether in my private life or in my day-to-day work, I always remain confident.

Ramon Stadelmann is a pensions advisor at Swiss Life and scores points with his customers with his confident approach. Ramon values his job because he is able to determine his own success while working flexibly. So the young father can follow every important moment in his children’s lives. We featured him in the video.

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Help with the tax return: how can I save on tax?

Travel to work, insurance premiums or renovation costs: Many people in Switzerland are uncertain about what and how much can be deducted from their taxable income. Swiss Life has the answers and provides valuable assistance for your tax return.

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Home story Janine Klingenstein: Big dreams of a small house

Janine Klingenstein affectionately calls her little mini-house "Blechbüx", meaning tin box. She lives in St Gallen in an area of 16 square metres and enjoys her reduced space, which has improved her quality of life and given her greater self-determination. Find out how she fulfilled her dream of a tiny house in our home story.

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What is changing with regard to inheritance and succession planning?

The partially revised Swiss inheritance law has been in force since January 2023. The new provisions will enable you to decide in a more flexible and self-determined manner who is to receive how much of your estate. You will be able to dispose of a larger portion of your estate at your own discretion. New features include a reduction in the compulsory portions for descendants and discontinuation of the compulsory portion for parents. Swiss Life gives you an up-to-date overview and explains what to keep in mind in your inheritance and succession planning.

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