Finding myself unemployable at 55 years of age I can only regret that I did not understand how pensions, taxes, insurances and real estate worked in Switzerland when I moved here 30+ years ago.
Moving into the banking industry in 2007 seemed like a safe and lucrative way to end my career. Little did I know:-) Thankfully I squirrelled away my bonuses into my 2ème pillar and renovated my flat in Geneva to avoid the high cantonal taxes. Yet health insurance and fixed costs of living quickly eat away at my capital as I had not foreseen to be effectively forced into early retirement so soon after 50.
On the positive side I have learnt to appreciate Aldi/Lidl and my natural curiosity. Currently I am trying to change faucets bought on Ricardo by studying videos on YouTube, stream content on Viptv and completing a Coursera/Stanford course on machine learning.
Maybe I will tackle my investment blockage next thanks to this forum.