You may have noticed that I did some changes to the design of the blog. There is now more room for the content itself. And the content is the most important part there is, right ? I also created a Pinterest account and added nice images to all the posts! I’m going to share every post on Pinterest from now on. I didn’t know this sharing network before. But it seems it’s all the hyper right now.
I hope these new changes will improve the experience of my readers on this blog. If you have any more suggestion on improvements, please let me know 🙂
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In this post we are going to see how to calculate the amount of your net worth. You net worth is how much your possessions are really worth, in money. Having a clear idea of your exact net worth is very important. It will help you to see how far you are from reaching your goals. If you keep track of it, you’ll also see how well you are doing.
The basic idea about the net worth is simple. Your net worth is the sum of your assets minus the sum of your liabilities. In mathematical terms:
Net Worth = Assets – Liabilities
Let’s see in details how these two parts can be calculated.
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The previous three posts of the series covered the three pillars of retirement in Switzerland:
In this final post of the series, I’m going to summarize over the entire system. I’m also going to talk about how early retirement works in this system.
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I started this series with details about the first pillar. I then continued with information about the second pillar. This post will cover the last of the three pillars, the third pillar. This pillar is the only one that is not mandatory. Everybody is free to choose to invest into the third pillar or not. It is simpler than the second pillar. But there are much more choices than you can make. In this post, you’ll find all the details you need to invest into a third pillar. And also, what you can do to optimize your use of the third pillar.
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I just realized that this blog has been already been alive for more than six months already! Happy blogging anniversary The Poor Swiss!
The first post on this blog is from October 10. At that point, I hosted it directly on wordpress.com. It’s only been self-hosted since March 2 with bluehost.
I started blogging here to motivate me to save more each month. At the beginning, my finances were in really bad shape. I had to reduce a lot my expenses and I was also lucky to increase my income. Since the beginning, my savings rate have been increasing. March 2018 was my best month with more than 46% savings rate! I’m starting to get more confident about my finances. Of course, it’s still not perfect, but it is better.
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We have studied the first pillar and Switzerland three pillars system in the previous post in the series. Now, it’s time to see the second pillar. The first pillar cover the basic needs of everybody. The second pillar is here to cover a larger part of your salary than the first one. If you never worked, you’ll never pay anything for this and you’ll never receive anything from this. It is significantly more complicated than the first pillar. In this post, I’m going to try to give you as much important details as possible on the second pillar. I’m also going to try to help understand what you can do to improve it.
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Switzerland retirement system is based on a system with three pillars. Each pillar is paid in a different manner and will cover different needs. If you are working in Switzerland, it’s important to know these three pillars. This will help you plan your retirement.
In a series of posts, I’ll try to give you enough information on these three pillars. The goal is that you have a good understanding on how they work. And also what you can do with them to improve your retirement. In this first post of the series, I’ll introduce the system and talk about the first pillar.
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I’ve been monitoring my net worth since October 2017. But I’ve not considered my second pillar into it. Why ? Because I don’t get a monthly report on my second pillar. However, I don’t really need it since I can extrapolate from the monthly results. I just was too lazy before to do it.
I decided to stop being lazy and do it. Let’s see how (and why) I did it.
If you need, first take a look at how to calculate your net worth.
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In my review of DEGIRO, I mentioned that something I really didn’t like was that it was not possible to see the total result of the position in the mobile application. The application is only able to display the daily result of each position of your portfolio. Personally, I don’t really care about daily variations of my portfolio. I’m much more interested in the total results of my portfolio.
I just found out it was in fact possible to see this information on the DEGIRO mobile application. It is just not really intuitive. Or maybe, it’s just me. But once you know it, it’s really easy to use. Since it was not easy for me to find it, I’m going to post my findings for all of you!
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It’s now time to make the point about March 2018. Compared to the very poor February month, March 2018 is a great month 🙂
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