By Thomas Öchsner
Many self-employed people indulge in retirement provision. Many say, “I will work until I can’t anymore. Anyway, I won’t get a pension. Others don’t have the money or the time to look after a pension plan. Lone self-employed people with low incomes in particular are therefore at high risk of falling into elderly poverty later. In addition to the Riester pension, there is also the state-subsidized Rürup pension for the self-employed and named after Bert Rürup, former economic expert and government adviser. Anyone who enters into a Rürup contract can apply for savings contributions for tax purposes. It can be worth it and also works with popular Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). The most important questions and answers.