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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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Senior man with caregiver going shopping at market place

Guide

The three-pillar system: no big mystery

To put it simply, the three-pillar system is one of Switzerland’s fundamental values. It guarantees stability and social security at a collective level. Individually it enables people in Switzerland to enjoy their old age with financial confidence and self-determination.

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Candid portrait of factory  worker laughing

Guide

Retirement: retire earlier or work longer?

In Switzerland, the “normal” retirement age is 64 for women and 65 for men. This does not mean you have to retire at these ages. You can determine the age that is right for you and choose to retire early, take partial retirement, or put off retirement.

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Nicely renovated townhouse with balcony

Guida

Renting or owning – just a matter of taste?

“Rent or own?” It’s a perennial question. Both make sense and have their appeal, especially with regard to a self-determined life. If you look a little more closely at their respective advantages and disadvantages, one of the two options offers some compelling pluses.

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Lovely couple spending some days in vacation to Paris close to Tour Eiffel.

Guide

Emigration adventure – have you thought about retirement?

Some emigrate for love, others love adventure or are looking for a stellar career abroad. The common thread for most emigrants is the desire to structure their lives in a self-determined manner. While few think about insurance or future provisions, there are some important points to keep in mind in this regard. But those who plan their emigration carefully will be able to look to their financial future with confidence, even if they are living abroad.

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