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Swiss Pension System for Expats

The Swiss pension system: here's how it works for expats

The benefits of contributing to the Swiss social security system are not only during old age. Learn how you could save on taxes today…
Essential Tips to Planning a Switzerland Trip

6 essential steps to plan a trip to Switzerland

Planning the perfect trip to Switzerland can seem like a daunting task for first-time visitors. This is a blueprint on how to get around, what towns to visit...
Swiss Money Initiatives 2013

The Swiss don't talk about their salary (but they do talk about money)

Did you know that a cup of coffee is 20 cents cheaper at Café Müller compared to Café Meier? What sounds absurd is a regular conversation topic...
New Swiss Banknotes

7 Interesting Facts about the New Swiss Banknotes

Humanity will be abandoned completely by 2019! In its place, expect butterflies and snow crystals – at least when it comes to Swiss banknotes...
Swiss Salary (Keystone)

How much do you make? The Swiss and their salaries

“How much do you make?” is one question you should probably never ask a Swiss. According to my own experience...
Money Bundesplatz Bern

3 popular initiatives about money and salaries in Switzerland

Switzerland has long been known as an island of wealth in Europe, but there is growing discontent in the country of cheese and chocolate...
8 Myths about the Swiss Economy - Swiss Flag

8 myths about the Swiss economy

Switzerland is often portrayed as a teacher's pet with an overly productive workforce, low unemployment and low household debt. But are these clichés...

The Good and Bad of Living in a Tax Haven

Every now and then, an article pops up talking about Zug, the tax haven, and how wonderful it is. It is wonderful, but along with the positives there are negatives...
Switzerland's Tax System

A Primer on Switzerland’s Tax System

Switzerland is a Confederation divided into cantons (states) and communes, all of which work alongside banks, lawyers, companies and consultants to develop and maintain financial and administrative procedures. Switzerland places taxes on residents, companies, goods, real estate and savings...