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

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Coordination offset

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Vested benefits account: key questions and answers

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Key interest rate raised? What does that mean for mortgages?

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To rent or buy – which suits me better?

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Dream home story: Lena and Peter

Lena and Peter Day love their home and enjoy being at home – even the children often prefer to stay there: “I don’t want to go anywhere, I want to play at home”, as they put it. The family lives in their grandparents’ converted house and have arranged the house in a self-determined way to match their taste.

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Pillar 3b: answers to the top questions

A self-determined life in old age requires private provisions arranged as early as possible. The third pillar represents a big step towards financial security. While the funds you invest in pillar 3a are tied up over the longer term, you are free to use the capital in your pillar 3b. Swiss Life answers the most important questions related to this topic.

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1e pension plan: self-determined occupational provisions for management

With the 1e pension plan, employees can decide in a self-determined manner how part of their pension plan savings is invested and which investment strategy can optimise the return of their pension fund.

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A start-up founder thinks about which pension fund to choose for her company

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Full insurance or a semi-autonomous pension fund?

When it comes to their employees’ financial future and occupational provisions, entrepreneurs and pension fund committees have an important decision to make. If they do not have their own pension fund, they join a collective foundation. Here, they can choose between two models: full insurance and semi-autonomy. But what’s the difference? We explain the advantages and disadvantages of the two pension solutions.

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