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Prepayment of inheritance: the key questions and answers

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People

Laila’s life: full-time student and mother

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Men and part-time employment: a taboo?

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Three years old girl sitting at the table in the kitchen and eating pasta.

People

When young children go through life with self-determination

Parents’ love for their children is unique. It's boundless. And doesn’t expect anything in return. Children make everyday life more exciting, the future more rewarding, the heart bigger and love stronger. However, children also make the days longer, the nights shorter and the home dirtier. When children go through life with self-determination, it can be quite nerve-wracking – but it can also be quite funny…

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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?

Guide

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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