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How much pocket money do children need? Nine key pocket money tips

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Budget planning for retirement: how much will I be able to afford after I retire?

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The Mbemba family and their dream of self-employment

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Knowledge

Men and part-time employment: a taboo?

Mother is happier when father works more. Things don’t look as rosy the other way around: fathers don’t like it when mothers work more than they do. This is the conclusion of a recent study by Swiss Life. But why is that? Is part-time employment for men still a taboo? We wanted to find out.

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Dieter Leopold of Franz Carl Weber: “Two children actually stayed in our store overnight”

Remote-controlled cars, electric trains and flying drones – as head of the technology department at Franz Carl Weber, Dieter Leopold works with the most exciting toys every day. He’s seen some things in his 46 years at the company – like the night two children stayed in the store overnight. However, slowly but surely retirement is approaching.

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Strellson pattern maker Martin Schumacher: “Pension provision does come to mind when you turn 51”

His job is to take the ideas of fashion designers and turn them into finished pieces of clothing. When it comes to his personal finances, he’d prefer to leave things to his wife. Martin Schumacher, a pattern maker at Strellson, tells us about his professional strengths and his fears when it comes to pension provision.

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Knowledge

Turning your dream of owning a home into reality: How you can afford your own home

A small house in the country, lower costs, more self-determination: The dream of home ownership is shared by many Swiss families. And yet these dreams rarely become a reality. The main reason? A lack of equity. This is the conclusion of a recent study by Swiss Life. We provide some practical tips to help you make your dream of owning a home come true.

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