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Here are some recommendations for the products I use and like. I know that many of these services can be helpful to you too!
Everybody needs a bank account! But there is no need to pay expensive fees for this account. You can have a free account with Neon. Neon is a good digital account I would currently recommend to everybody. To learn more, read my review of Neon.
For more information on banks, learn about the Best Swiss Banks.
The easiest way to start investing is to invest the money from your third pillar. Since they are blocked for many years, they are great for long-term investing. For this, I am using Finpension 3a
To invest your assets directly yourself, you will need a broker account. If you want a Swiss broker, I recommend Swissquote. For foreign brokers, I recommend Interactive Brokers. I have more recommendations for you on my Investing Recommendations page.
Robo-Advisors are a great way to invest if you are not ready (or not wanting) to invest by yourself. You will pay more in fees each year, but you will save a ton of time, and this beats not investing.
Selma is a great Robo-advisor to get started investing, even with low amounts. They have very reasonable fees. You can read more about it in my review of Selma.
If you already have some knowledge in investing, you may want to look at True Wealth. They have excellent fees and allow you to invest very aggressively and with great control. Read more on my review of True Wealth.
I have more information for you on my Investing Recommendations page.
One simple to get some extra money is to answer surveys online. For that, I recommend using Ampuls. They are the best services I have found and I have used them to generate several hundreds of CHF. For more details, I have an article about more options for online surveys.
If you want to save money, you will need to find the best services for your money. Moneyland has great independent comparators available for you: telecom, mortgages, insurances, and more! You will find exactly what you need for each service!
If you want to have a blog, you will need to choose a blog hosting company. I recommend SiteGround for hosting your blog or website. You can read more about it on my Blog Hosting Recommendations page.
I think that credit cards are a powerful tool. They allow you to get some money back on your purchases. Of course, you always have to pay the balance in full. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble! And you should be aware of the hidden costs such as foreign currency exchange. I use the Cumulus Mastercard and the Swisscard American Express for my domestic purchases. You can read more about my credit card strategy if you want.