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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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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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People

“The important things in a woman’s life happen at 40”

"Je t'aime … moi non plus", her duet with Serge Gainsbourg, made Jane Birkin world famous in the sixties. But her diary entries from that period speak of the anxieties of an insecure woman. A conversation with the style icon about the beauty mania, self-doubt and her long march towards self-determination.

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Life in old age: Five tips for age-appropriate living after retirement

Do you want to relax and enjoy life after you retire – preferably in a self-determined manner in your own home? This is the ideal retirement for many Swiss. Heed the following tips and you’ll be able to retire in that way and enjoy your home worry-free.

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People

Everyday savings: exclusive savings tips from the Thrifty Coyote

He’s just 23 years old – but he’s already made a real name for himself on the internet. Thomas AKA “Sparkojote” (“Thrifty Coyote”) is a financial expert and blogs on topics such as equities, dividends and the like. His business is already earning him five-digit amounts every month. The YouTuber and minimalist gives us his best savings tips.

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