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Does part-time work equal a pension gap?

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Thierry from Globetrotter: a journey through the world of provisions

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A film buff since grammar school

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Life as a young financial expert and minimalist: Thomas AKA the “Sparkojote”

YouTuber, blogger and ardent minimalist: Thomas Kovacs, known in the virtual world as “Sparkojote” (“Thrifty Coyote”), has turned his hobby and his passion into a profession. He deliberately concentrates on what matters in life – and enjoys considerable success doing so.

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Was ist die Säule 3a?

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Pillar 3a: answers to the nine top questions

Living a self-determined life when you’re older, securing your financial future, making your greatest wishes come true – who doesn’t dream of living life to the fullest even in retirement, while benefiting from tax advantages now? Saving with pillar 3a can make this dream come true. Swiss Life answers the most important questions related to this topic.

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“Life is a product of accident”

Human self-determination is a core theme of the work of best-selling author T.C. Boyle. He now views it differently from at the beginning of his career. An interview with the 70-year-old literature rebel.

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Part-time employment and private provisions: are small 3rd pillar savings contributions worthwhile?

They both work part time to have more time for their son and themselves. At the same time, married couple Raffaela and Metin Yildirim Gabriel realise that their reduced working hours entail less vested pension capital. They also opt not to pay in to the 3rd pillar, even though small savings contributions are worth making.

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