PERSONAL FINANCE

Interest rate fall- Think beyond bank fixed deposits…

Though lending rate decline is good news for home loan buyers, decline in FD rates are making investors worry. With interest rates for deposits falling to 6-7% levels retail investors are feeling the pinch. So how to deal with a falling interest rate scenario and are there alternatives is what investors are thinking now. Mutual funds, …

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traditional plan

Why traditional plan don’t make sense

I am an advisor following the old school of thought. Firstly don’t mix Investment with Insurance. They are distinctly different and serve different purpose. Secondly once segregated focus on value investing & slowly but steadily building up your corpus with a judicious mix of equity & debt. Now let us understand the different investment avenues. …

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Retirement planning – Invest early, invest wisely

In my previous article I had discussed how to use our retirement corpus. Now we also need to understand, as young professionals how to build up the retirement fund. The 2 basic rules to follow would be: 1. The earlier you start the better as you have more time to save money. 2. Have the …

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How much should one invest for a comfortable retirement today?

You may think that Rs.50 lakh or Rs.1 crore is enough to retire on today, but the question is with the continuous price rise, will it be enough for 25 or 30 years? If your retirement is still 20-25 years away you need to plan all the more carefully as even 50 lakhs may be …

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ELSS : Save tax with mutual fund investments…

As we are nearing the end of the Financial Year there has been a spurt in activity with regard to tax saving investments. Investments are potentially your second income & security for a better future & thus should be planned carefully so that poor investment choices are not made. But all said it is human …

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Term insurance

Term insurance a must; But lowest premium not necessarily the best

Term insurance plan is a necessity for an individual who has dependents or a family. It is the basic form of life insurance where a fixed sum assured is paid on the death of the policyholder. In case of survival of policy term, the insured doesn’t get anything in return. It works on the basic …

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Indian markets

Monday Mayhem and thereafter….do not press the panic button.

We need not panic & should firmly stay invested in this sell off over the last two weeks. Fundamentally nothing has changed in India & the domestic story remains intact. Low commodity prices, low inflation, improving GDP growth augers well for India. This selloff is purely due to global concerns especially China & huge FII …

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life insurance

Make life insurance an integral part of your financial plan….

Buying life insurance is a crucial decision as it is directly connected to the financial security of your family and you Life insurance gives you the freedom to chase your dreams, knowing that the immediate and long term financial future of your family is secure. Hence you need to buy a policy which is in …

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