INSURANCE

ULIPs

Mutual Funds better than ULIPs even after LTCG

I have been a firm believer in not mixing investment with insurance. Since ULIPs (Unit Linked Insurance Plan) can offer a maximum cover of ten times the premium, it would cost you an enormous amount of money to provide the amount of life cover you actually need. Ever since the LTCG tax was announced in …

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How safe is your bank deposits

FRDI Bill: How safe is your bank deposits

With so much being discussed about the new FRDI Bill there is hue & cry about how safe your bank deposits are. There are two facets to that discussion in case your bank becomes bankrupt. Firstly in case of distress will the bank wind up or will it be bailed out by the government. Historically …

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Benefits you can get from your employer in addition to salary

Be it your first job or the subsequent jump, most individuals are focused on the salary on offer. However, there are some non-salary benefits that one enjoys when he is employed. It makes sense to take into account these benefits also while choosing your next employer. These benefits may or may not appear in the …

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Buy a health insurance early in life

Medical Insurance or health Insurance is an insurance policy that ensures that you get cashless treatment or expenses reimbursement if you fall ill. However the insurance company will pay for your treatment if the medical condition is covered in the policy. As per IRDAI the premiums payable for the policy are tax deductible u/s 80D …

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Insurance claim

Insurance Claim Rejected? Here’s what you need to do …

An insurance policy is bought to secure the future, but what happens if the insurance claim gets rejected? Here are the steps one needs to follow: 1. Approach the insurance company · Reach out to the Grievance Redressal Officer (GRO) of the insurance company · Provide the complaint in writing along with the necessary support …

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Financial decisions

Better late than never: Financial decisions you should take now

Most individuals run around in February- March every year to complete their tax savings investments and then forget about money and taxation when the new financial year starts in April. NOW is that time of the year when you should start investing for next financial year slowly & steadily so that you don’t have to …

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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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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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