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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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"Don't let life shape you, shape your life!"

She has overcome three burnouts. And yet Nicole Haut-Cavegn has managed to energise not only herself, but also other people. For over 12 years, she has used her self-empowerment coaching to support her clients in shaping their lives with self-determination and contributing to a better world. The 42-year-old on uniqueness, change and good intentions.

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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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Knowledge

Mum or dad? About childcare and old role models

A Swiss Life study from 2019 shows that many more mothers than fathers work part time. Fathers are happier when they are the ones who work more. Part-time working models are more important for women's sense of self-determination than for men. How is this reflected in childcare?

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Photo of an excited young woman decorating the living room of her apartment; wearing cute reindeer antlers and preparing for the upcoming holidays.

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Self-determination, the celebration of love and me time

Every year it comes around quicker than you think: the Christmas season. Suddenly the neighbour's window flashes to "Last Christmas". In spite of all our good intentions, we are still drawn to the shops with their gingerbread, biscuits and chocolate Santas. Then come the presents…

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