The golden generation of pensioners puts money aside even in old age

Sarah Frattaroli and Martin Schmidt

Poverty in old age, pension gaps and imbalances in pension provision are on everyone’s lips. A Swiss Life pensioner survey now reveals a completely different picture: 80 percent of pensioners in Switzerland are making ends meet financially.

73 percent of those surveyed stated that they lived in a household with “high financial satisfaction”. For comparison: Among the under-65s it is only 58 percent.