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Better hedge against poverty in old age : Unpopular, but necessary

Whether a Bicycle courier, A one-man painting company or a freelance web designer: For years, experts have warned, threatened, that Small self-employed especially of old-age poverty. Because for this profession, the financial Provision for old age workers is voluntary, you too often – particularly as the current revenue are the most abundant and, therefore, there is little room to lay back a little for old age.

In a research report for the Federal Ministry of labour, it was said by 2017, about half of all self-employed in Germany, save for old age. SPD-Minister, Hubertus Heil, takes up again an idea that has been discussed for several periods, and again and again postponed: He wants to introduce a compulsory Pension for the self-employed, which is not yet secured. How to save for old age - whether in the statutory pension insurance, private or professional Fund, he wants to leave it to each individual.

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to commit Even if such a duty is a part of the Affected extremely unpopular, there's nothing. If the policy is to specifically do something against poverty in old age, such a Reform is overdue – and should not be postponed for another Time.

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