Online shopping in Switzerland
International online purchases can be subject to surprisingly high customs duties and import/VAT taxes, due on delivery in Switzerland. Here's what we like and how to not get caught out.
More Switzerland for Less Money!
Switzerland may be a beautiful country with lots of splendid scenery, attracting millions of tourists from all over the world, but it also has the reputation of being expensive.
Education: Is money bad for your character?
Research tells us that it is important for children to take on financial responsibilities; one franc in weekly pocket money per school grade is enough; and shopping makes us happy – even when we...
How to survive being fired!
Much to her chagrin, Basel-based Sonya Kar found that Switzerland's once secure job market can no longer be taken for granted. Here she takes a worry look at surviving the shock of sudden...
The final tally
How much do the Swiss have left in their wallet after life's major and minor expenses? Assets, inheritance and disposable income at a glance.
Seven Secrets to Swiss Success
In economic and political terms, Switzerland is doing better than almost any other nation worldwide. What does it do better? What's behind its competitive edge? How can it stay on top? German...
10 Special Cases
Switzerland is a country of great diversity thanks to its geographical location and linguistic and cultural heritage. This has given rise to various unique situations in terms of the country's...