Image your life now if your income was three times lower. Unfortunately, this can happen when you retire. According to the forecasts, the average state social insurance (SODRA) pension will comprise only 30% of your pre-retirement income. To be comfortable in retirement, you need at least 70 to 80%. You can achieve this goal with participation in all three pillars. Find out how to do it.
It is the average state social insurance pension if you have the qualifying period (January 2023).
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The long-term effect of investment allows us to expect to overtake inflation and accumulate more than when just saving. As markets rise, interest-earning assets start growing, so the total amount increases not only from the amount contributed, but also from the interest earned. Therefore, the earlier you start accumulating and the longer you do it, the more you can save for your retirement.
Just because you accumulate in 2nd and 3rd pillar pension funds, the State offers you some benefits. If you participate in maximum accumulation in a 2nd pillar pension fund, the State contributes up to €286 a year. In addition, every year participants in the 3rd pillar can get up to €300 of the personal income tax refunded. If you reinvest the refunded personal income tax and the annual after-tax return is 5%, the State’s contribution to your pension accumulation would be up to €38,928 over 30 years.
Pension is accumulated in separate 2nd and 3rd pillar accounts. All assets in pension funds are inheritable. Upon retirement, the assets or part of the assets accumulated in the funds will also be inheritable. Inheritance will depend on the pension pillar, the amount accumulated in the fund and the chosen method of payment.
Have you decided to save for the future? First, decide what pension you want. If, as recommended by financial experts, you expect to receive 70 to 80% of your former income, it is best to accumulate in both 2nd and 3rd pillar pension funds. It is estimated that a person under 30 needs to set aside 10% of their income, from the age of 30 – about 15%, and more, if you decide to save for your retirement at the age of 40. Talk to your financial advisor about how much to set aside for saving.
Over time, money can depreciate, so it is wiser not only to save but also to invest. The longer you allow your money to “work” in a pension fund, the more you can expect to save for your future.
Why? Everything comes down to the compound interest effect: the interest is earned not only on the amount contributed to the fund, but also on the interest earned. In other words, your assets in the fund consist of contributions, interest and interest-on-interest. The longer you accumulate, the bigger amount you have.
The Government supports those who care about their future. If you accumulate in both the 2nd and 3rd pillar pension funds, every year the State can add over €586 to your accumulation! How does it work?
Do you accumulate in the 2nd pillar to the maximum? Every month the State will contribute 1.5% of the national average wage, which is over €286 a year.
Do you accumulate in the 3rd pillar? The State will apply a personal income tax benefit. You will be able to get up to 20% or up to €300 per year refunded!
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Choose a pension fund responsibly and carefully. Before signing a pension accumulation agreement for accumulation in 2nd and/or 3rd pillar pension funds, pay attention to investment risks and applicable deductions. Carefully read the rules of the pension fund, which are an integral part of the pension accumulation agreement.
Investing in 2nd and 3rd pillar pension funds involves investment risk. The value of a pension fund can go both up and down, and you can get back less than you invested. Past performance of a pension fund does not guarantee the same results and profitability in the future. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. You are responsible for your investment decisions regarding pension accumulation. Before you make an investment decision, assess all the risks associated with the investment yourself or with a help of investment consultants.
Please remember that for participants in 2nd pillar pension accumulation, the state social insurance retirement pension for the period prior to 31 December 2018 is proportionately reduced as established by law, except for persons participating in pension accumulation prior to 31 December 2018 who between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019 exercise their right to terminate pension accumulation and return the accumulated money to SODRA – reduction of the state social insurance age-old pension will not apply to such persons. SODRA pension will not be reduced for those participating in 2nd pillar pension accumulation as of 2019. The additional State contribution does not reduce the amount of the retirement pension.
All the information presented is of a promotional nature and cannot be construed as a recommendation, offer or invitation to accumulate assets in pension funds managed by INVL Asset Management. The information provided here cannot serve as a basis for any subsequently concluded agreement. Although this information of a promotional nature is based on sources which are considered to be reliable, INVL Asset Management is not responsible for any inaccuracies or changes in the information, or for any losses that may incur when investments are based on this information.