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«Talk with kids about money as often as possible»

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Sabbatical – What must be kept in mind on a time out from your job?

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Three tips for handling tax returns

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The Gabriels: a happy family of part-timers

Enjoying life instead of working full time – a dream for many people. These folks are living it: The Gabriels, from Root in the Canton of Lucerne, lead a self-determined life featuring part-time employment, and are completely happy with their decision.

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The Markzoll family: between part-time work and risk protection

Part-time work? For her as mother the only correct decision – not an option for him as father. The Markzolls both work, just as in many Swiss households with children. According to a study by Swiss Life, one of the parents’ workload is reduced among 62% of families, normally that of the mother.

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The Mbemba family and their dream of self-employment

Less money, more time – it's a worthwhile compromise for the Mbemba family. Both parents work part time, so they can devote themselves to their family and to their dream: their own online fashion platform. Despite investments and part-time salary, both of them care about private provisions – even if saving money gets short shrift at the moment.

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The Naegeli family: on living as equals in the modern world

Viewing others as equals is not a question of height, nor is it a matter of gender. Claudia Naegeli and Christoph Ingold have therefore made a conscious decision to work part-time – both of them working the same number of hours each week. This allows each of them to dedicate themselves to two things: their career and their family.

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