DEGIRO vs eToro: Which Is Best For You in 2020?

Categories Investing

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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Swiss Stamp Tax Duty – All you need to know

Categories Investing, Switzerland

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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Neon Bank Review: Free Swiss Digital Bank

Categories Investing, Switzerland

Neon is one of the newest Swiss Digital Banks! It offers an entirely free bank account. Having a free bank is very important if you want to save money for managing your money. Swiss Banks are becoming more and more expensive. It is great to see some free alternatives!

Neon is a digital bank. It has no offices. So, you can manage your money entirely from your phone. With your bank account, you will receive a Mastercard that you can use for your payments. And you can use the mobile application to pay your bills and transfer money to other bank accounts.

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Should you invest in gold in 2020? And how can you invest?

Categories Investing, Financial Independence

We have already covered many investments on this blog. But we have not yet covered gold as an investment! Most people know Gold as a metal, and a lot of people have some at home in the form of jewelry.

But not many people know that we can invest in Gold. There are several different ways of investing in Gold.

But should you invest in Gold? And how can you invest in Gold?

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Should You Contribute to Your Second Pillar in 2020?

Categories Investing, Financial Independence, Retirement, Switzerland

In Switzerland, you can make a voluntary contribution to your second pillar. These contributions come with some tax advantages since you can deduct that from your income. Therefore, you have a return equal to your marginal tax rate. And this return is almost instant.

However, the money is then blocked into the second pillar. And the returns on that blocked money have been very low in recent years. Finally, you can only withdraw the money from your second pillar if you retire, if you buy a house or if you start a company.

One question many people ask is whether they should contribute money to their second pillar or continue investing in stocks.

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Capital Gains and Taxes in Switzerland – All you need to know

Categories Investing, Switzerland

Capital gains are something that many people do not understand correctly in Switzerland. And this is especially when it comes to Capital Gains Taxes. I have received many questions on this blog regarding how capital gains are taxed in Switzerland. I am specifically talking about capital gains and the stock market.

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How to invest in foreign property from Switzerland – The Story of Iain

Categories Real Estate, Investing

Recently, I had the chance to discuss Real Estate investments with Iain. Iain came from the United Kingdom to Switzerland 14 years ago. He is now a Swiss citizen.

He has been investing heavily in several properties, especially in the United Kingdom. I thought it would make a very interesting story for this blog.

We are currently considering buying a house to live in, but not yet investing in property. But diversification being very important, this may be something we will do in the future.

So, let’s learn together how Iain build his extensive property portfolio.

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