Pensions should rise more slowly: ex-economy welcomed "Catching up factor"

In the pandemic, workers are affected by short-time work and unemployment. The senior citizens are spared due to the statutory pension guarantee. According to the plans of the traffic light coalition, an increase should therefore be lower. An earlier “economy” welcomes the “catching up factor”. The former chairman of the “Wirtschaftsweise”, Lars Feld, thinks it […]

Pensions should rise more slowly: ex-economy welcomed "Catching up factor"

In the pandemic, workers are affected by short-time work and unemployment. The senior citizens are spared due to the statutory pension guarantee. According to the plans of the traffic light coalition, an increase should therefore be lower. An earlier “economy” welcomes the “catching up factor”. The former chairman of the “Wirtschaftsweise”, Lars Feld, thinks it […]

Economist sees great contradictions: Fratzscher: Traffic light financial plans are not solid

DIW chief economist Marcel Fratzscher finds the fiscal plans of the traffic light government highly contradictory. In particular, the financing of the social systems, such as the large item of pensions, is unclear. The SPD, Greens and FDP have proclaimed a “decade of investment in the future”. According to DIW President Marcel Fratzscher, the plans […]

Economist sees great contradictions: Fratzscher: Traffic light financial plans are not solid

DIW chief economist Fratzscher finds the fiscal plans of the traffic light government highly contradictory. In particular, the financing of the social systems, such as the large item of pensions, is unclear. The SPD, Greens and FDP have proclaimed a “decade of investment in the future”. According to DIW President Marcel Fratzscher, the plans of […]

IW economist on coalition agreement: "Not a big hit, but a good start"

The traffic light coalition set the bar high at the beginning of their reign. The ambitious goals for climate protection, digitization and housing construction, for example, will devour billions. However, it remains unclear where the money will come from. ntv.de talks to the economist Tobias Hentze from the Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft IW about debt […]

Saving taxes: Voluntary pension contributions can be worthwhile

Retirement provision can also pay off for tax purposes. Anyone who pays pension contributions voluntarily can claim the expenses. What matters. Employees are usually compulsorily insured and can therefore usually not pay any additional voluntary contributions into the pension insurance. But there are exceptions, explains the Federal Association of Income Tax Aid Associations (BVL). Employees […]

Increase in weekly working hours: Researchers: Germans have to work more for retirement

The traffic light coalition wants to secure the pension level, from 2022 annual increases are planned. At the same time there will be fewer employed people. The only solution, according to economists: Part-time workers in particular should work more. In view of the expected pension increase of 5.2 percent in 2022, German economists have spoken […]

Safest and most profitable investment: consumer advocates are calling for stock pensions

Because of the Corona and the climate, people tend to forget that pensions are not going well either. The subject has long been neglected – and is now falling on the feet of the new government. Because in order for the money to last in old age, a lot has to happen. For example, using […]