Having a side hustle is a great thing to increase your income. But you need to be careful about doing it legally. If your side hustle is getting serious, you need to make sure you are respecting the law.
If you are just selling a few things you do not need anymore, you probably will not have any problem. But if you have a side hustle that generating a more serious amount of money, you need to do it right.
Here, a serious amount of money is 2300 CHF per year. From that point, you will need to start thinking seriously about it. 2300 CHF per year is the amount from which you will need to pay social contributions.
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One big problem with most credit cards is that they charge hefty fees for transactions in foreign currencies. If your base currency is Swiss Francs and you are paying something in dollars, you will have to pay a percentage of the transaction as a fee. It is not uncommon for credit card companies to charge more than 2% fees on such transactions. That is where the Revolut travel card comes into play!
As we are going to see, Revolut can help you save a lot of money on foreign transaction fees. Moreover, where banks are generally giving bad exchange rates between currencies, Revolut is usually giving you the best exchange rates available. If you purchase things in other currencies, or even from other countries, such a travel card is essential to saving you money!
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Many of you have asked me about sustainable investing and how they should invest in Sustainable Instruments. Specifically, many have asked which Robo-Advisor they should use for sustainable investing.
The two main Robo-Advisors for sustainable investing in Switzerland are Selma Finance and Yova. So, today, we are going to compare Selma vs Yova for easy investment in sustainable companies.
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These days, most of your personal finances are probably online. You probably have access to your bank through an online banking platform. Also, you are likely to access your broker through your browser or through your phone. If someone is getting access to your online personal finances, he can do a lot of harm! You need to protect yourself!
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Many of you asked me about an excellent vested benefits account. Until recently, I did not know any good one. But now, I came across valuepension! valuepension offers an excellent vested benefits account.
valuepension is a vested benefits account that relies on index investing! They are using low-cost index funds and allow people to invest heavily in stocks. Their vested benefits account looks like a great account that should maximize your return on the second pillar.
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May 2020 is over! One more month that we spent at home. Restrictions have started to get eased in Switzerland. But we still spent most of the time in our apartment.
We managed to spend very little money this month. However, we now have to pay the taxes for 2019! Given my significant increase in income last year, I did not pay enough taxes in 2019! So now, it is time for the taxes to take their revenge!
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There are many good brokers available. So how do you choose between them? Today, we are comparing DEGIRO vs eToro, two brokers that are popular in Europe.
If you want to trade in the stock market, you will need a broker account. And you must choose your brokerage company well. You will likely keep the same one for a long time. And changing brokers is a significant pain.
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A few months ago, I read Deep Work, by Cal Newport. This book is excellent if you want to improve your efficiency.
This book is about the benefits of working deeply. If you practice deep work, you will be able to be much more efficient. It means you can achieve more things for you.
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People often cite Switzerland as the most expensive country in the world. Several of its cities, Zurich and Geneva, are also often named in the list of most expensive cities in the world.
Now, is it as expensive as people believe it is? Is everything more expensive, or are just some items significantly more costly than others? And finally, are some things cheaper in Switzerland than in other countries?
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If you have been investing in Switzerland, you probably have heard about the Swiss Stamp Tax or the Swiss Stamp Duty. This Stamp Tax is a tax that is collected when you do certain transactions on the stock market.
Even though this stamp tax is really simple to understand, there is a lot of confusion about it. Therefore, I wanted to cover it in detail to dispel the confusion once and for all.
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