Corona aid: With the support of the state in insolvency and old-age poverty

The wave of insolvencies is coming. What is to be considered thereby and how self-employed persons and GmbH managing directors could lose also the old age pension, explain the examined financial and investment advisor and banker Dr. Johannes Fiala and the expert for insurance mathematics Peter A. Schramm.   In the so-called Corona crisis, the […]

Pre-programmed old-age poverty despite additional private provision by those with compulsory insurance

– Why average earners only have prospects of receiving a basic security pension –   Anyone who is employed as a worker with a continuous income until the age of 67 can expect to receive a net pension amounting to 50% of their last net income when they retire in the not too distant future. […]

Old-age poverty: European countries expropriate pension savers

– How political decisions lead to impoverishment –   Poverty in old age is increasingly being taken up by the media as an issue. However, this phenomenon is homemade, and it seems to have even been accepted. After all, it has been ongoing political decisions for more than 20 years that have reduced the statutory […]

Can the “New Social Partner Model Company Pension” prevent increasing old-age poverty?

– Which disadvantages even the new occupational pension scheme (bAV) does not eliminate –   Both the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BAMS) and the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) are currently interested in improving occupational pension schemes (bAV). On the one hand, there is the concept of a “new” implementation route via […]

bAV: Total loss, social welfare and old-age poverty instead of ?life insurance with pension commitment?

by Johannes Fiala, Lawyer (Munich), M.B.A. (Univ.Wales), M.M. (Univ.), Certified Financial and Investment Advisor (A.F.A.), EC Expert (C.I.F.E.), Banker (www.fiala.de) In the beginning there is often a tax saving model: For the family business, which is usually run as a GmbH (limited liability company), the company pension scheme (bAV), for example as a pension commitment, […]

Capital protection: Why some asset protection schemes lead to poverty or prison

It is common practice for credit institutions of all kinds and independent advisors to sell “private financial planning” to their clients. This may well cost a few thousand euros in fees – only for the time being, because the damage done in the process is often up to more than six figures. Bank(st)ers let it […]

poverty in old age

“The pension is safe!” announced Norbert Blüm. Today, people ask, “How much pension is safe?” How political decisions lead to impoverishment.   Old-age poverty is an increasingly frequent topic in the media. What is special about this phenomenon is that it is homemade. According to the impression even put up with. After all, it has […]

Private health insurance (PKV) as a cost trap for pensioners often leads to poverty in old age

If a private health insurance policy is taken out, or later changed around five times in a lifetime, the intermediary receives remuneration of around 8 times the monthly premium each time – in the past it could well be double what an insurance company paid for a new customer. It is commonly said that private […]

Private health insurance (PKV) as a cost trap for pensioners often leads to poverty in old age

If a private health insurance policy is taken out, or later changed around five times in a lifetime, the intermediary receives remuneration of around 8 times the monthly premium each time – in the past it could well be double what an insurance company paid for a new customer. It is commonly said that private […]

Federal Ministry of Finance: Insurance intermediaries secure zero return on life insurance policies

– Why the days of effortless money-making via life insurance are long gone –   Agents’ commissions fall The Life Insurance Reform Act (LVRG) not only lowers the guaranteed interest rate for life insurance policies from 1.75% to only 1.25% from 2015, but also the permitted inclusion of acquisition costs through zillmerisation from 4% to […]