Working less affects pension accrual

If you start working less, it will also affect pension accrual. You will have less to spend after you retire. Employees do not give this enough thought.

Almost half of the Dutch working population works part-time, leaving room for such things as care duties and/or extra free time. "This applies especially to women, and this makes them extra vulnerable," said Lisa Brüggen, professor of financial services at Maastricht University and director of Netspar. She believes it is important that people realize that choices made now have financial consequences for later. "Good education is necessary here," Brüggen says.

Read more (in Dutch) in Salaris Vanmorgen

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