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Like most international professionals living in Switzerland, you’ll likely have disposable income that you wish to save on an ongoing basis. And like most international professionals, you are not sure where to start.

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How to save funds

Switzerland is known for its high standard of living, but it also has a high cost of living. To save funds regularly, consider setting up a standing order to transfer a fixed amount from your checking account to a regular savings investment each month or quarter. Automating the process helps you stay disciplined and consistent with saving. Additionally, consider using your retirement savings allowances to boost the tax efficiency of your savings. To further boost your savings, review your expenses and see where you can cut back or negotiate better deals. Remember, every little bit counts when it comes to saving, so start small and build up over time.

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Where to start?

When saving money in Switzerland, it’s important to start by creating a budget that outlines your monthly income and expenses. This will help you identify areas where you can cut back on spending and save more money (including on your tax bill!). Next, consider what regular savings investments you have available to you, remember to assess and use the allowances you have available for tax deductible savings. You may also want to explore investment options, such as stocks, ETFs or mutual funds, but it’s important to do your research and consider the associated risks. Finally, try to reduce any high-interest debt, such as credit card balances, to avoid paying unnecessary interest charges.

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Which platform to use?

When it comes to saving money in Switzerland, there are several platforms that you can use. One of the most popular options is to open a regular savings account with a Swiss bank, which can often be the most convenient option. Another option is to use an Insurance company, which offers additional benefits and risk management tools for savings towards a particular goal. You may also want to consider using investment platforms, which allow you to invest in stocks, bonds, and other financial products in a very flexible manner. However, it’s important to do your research and consider the associated key features before choosing a platform. Ultimately, the best platform for saving money in Switzerland will depend on your individual financial goals and needs.

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