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Prepayment of inheritance: the key questions and answers

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Laila’s life: full-time student and mother

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Men and part-time employment: a taboo?

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Guide

Ancillary costs of home ownership: you have to budget for them

Many people dream of a self-determined life in their own home. To make this dream a reality, you should definitely look at the different financing options and their viability. Don't forget the recurring ancillary costs for your own home. What do they consist of? Swiss Life on electricity, insurance and more.

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Payout from pillar 3a: remember it will be taxed

Saving with pillar 3a can make your dream of a self-determined life in old age come true. But did you know that the funds are taxed when they are paid out? Swiss Life explains.

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How the Fernandez family lives their dream of home ownership

One of their biggest dreams was to own a house with a garden one day. They want to enjoy a self-determined life as a family in their own four walls and have a home that reflects their personality. So, what did they do about it? The Fernandez family decided to act – and fulfil their wish for "more": more space, more personality, more self-determination.

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Easter in your own four walls: colourful tips for the holidays

Fine pastries, colourful eggs and fragrant flowers – finally Easter is here. Swiss Life would like to give you and your family some fun tips on how to spend the long weekend in your own four walls.

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