Why the statutory pension insurance is a losing business

The statement is correct, but the analysis is not for the faint of heart: Norbert Blüm in May 1986. Image: action press Statutory pension insurance is a losing business. At least if the maximum contributions had been invested in German shares. An analysis for strong nerves. I.I particularly appreciated Norbert Blüm, the long-time Minister of […]

CDU workers wing warns of blockade of basic pension

Carsten Linnemann The Union faction vice sees the basic pension proposal of finance minister Scholz as ineligible. (Photo: dpa) Berlin In the debate about the basic pension, the CDU workers’ wing criticizes its own party colleagues. “It cannot be that the Union’s middle class politicians are constantly torpedoing the decisions taken,” Alexander Krauss, Vice-President of […]

Salvation’s basic pension is still on the brink

The MPs from the CDU and CSU see a number of unanswered questions regarding the new social benefit, which is supposed to improve long-term low-wages in old age. You criticize: In the current form, the basic pension can neither be technically implemented nor paid. In view of the impending budget gaps in the corona crisis, […]

Riester pension: Even the self-employed should benefit

Riester contracts When it comes to the Union, some changes to the state-sponsored pension product will soon come into force. (Photo: dpa) Berlin In a joint position paper, the Christian Democratic working groups on finance, work and social affairs made suggestions as to how the Riester pension and the company pension scheme can be made […]

Where real estate prices will go up

7.5.2020 – Owners of apartments can count on substantial increases in value in many regions, especially in the metropolises, in southern Germany and in the northwest. In contrast, there is a risk of losses in eastern Germany. The corona crisis appears to have little impact on the real estate market. This shows a forecast that […]

Pensioners must share in the costs

Elderly couple in the spa park Because of wage developments in recent years, pensions will increase. (Photo: dpa) The global measures to limit the corona pandemic are currently plunging the German economy into a deep recession. In addition, the federal government’s rescue packages and spending programs tear huge holes in the state treasury. Even if […]

Where real estate is expensive and where it is cheap

7.4.2020 – The development of the purchase price of used condominiums in German regions is shown in the “Housing Atlas 2020”. The trend: prices rose in 90 percent of counties and cities. The reason given for this is that interest rates are low, while demand is high and supply is scarce. ADVERTISING Concrete gold remains […]

Unit-linked pension insurance as a compromise

Pensions With unit-linked pension insurance, the monthly savings capital is invested in actively managed investment funds and listed ETF index funds. (Photo: dpa) Cologne At the beginning of the street carnival, cheeky shareholders could still sway happily. Dax and Dow Jones scratched historic highs. A week later, big-headed investors woke up. And that wasn’t just […]

Survey: Few don’t expect long-term problems

April 17, 2020 – In a survey by KSV1870, two thirds of around 1,100 companies speak of the strong or very strong effects of the corona crisis on their economic situation. The proportion of those who rate their business situation as good or very good has halved within a few weeks. In every second company, […]

Coalition argues again over basic pension schedule

Hubertus Heil The SPD rejects the demands of its coalition partner to stop the basic pension plans. (Photo: dpa) Berlin In the middle of the corona crisis, a new dispute over the basic pension broke out in the coalition. Leading SPD politicians rejected calls from the Union on Friday to rethink funding and the timing […]