Tips to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

Credit cards and debit cards provide a lot of convenience. You no longer have to carry currency notes to make any purchase. With so many online shopping portals around, you may not even have to leave confines of your home to make a purchase. However, credit and debit cards come with a lot of responsibility… Continue Reading

Budget 2017 — Salient Points

This year’s Union Budget is a mixed bag for salaried class and the real estate investors. Here is a look at key budget announcements. Reduction in tax rate from 10% to 5% for income tax slab of Rs 2.5 lacs to Rs 5 lacs (Positive) Introduction of Surcharge of 10% for taxable income between Rs… Continue Reading

Your Credit Score Will Determine Your Home Loan EMI

You know that your credit score plays an important role in getting a loan. A lower credit score can simply ruin your chances of getting a loan. What you perhaps didn’t know was that a good credit score could get you better interest rates. Although it may already be happening internally, nothing was out in… Continue Reading

Factors to Consider When Refinancing Home Loan

I have been getting many queries from home loan borrowers pertaining to shift from base rate to MCLR? I have discussed this aspect in an earlier post. Even though the option of switching from base rate to MCLR is worth exploring, there is another option that many borrowers can exercise when it comes to Home loans:… Continue Reading

Why Do You Need an Emergency Corpus?

You get your salary at the end of the month. You use the amount to pay your bills and EMIs, make investments and take care of other regular expenses. You do this month after month.  It is well-oiled machinery. Your expenses fit in your budget. Everything is hunky-dory. What will you do if this machinery were… Continue Reading

7 Mistakes to Avoid While Investing in Mutual Funds

In this post, let’s look at some of the common pitfalls about investing in mutual funds. 1. Mutual Fund Means Equity Mutual Funds. Many of us get attracted to mutual funds during periods of bull run in the equity markets. We are attracted to high returns of equity funds. Therefore, for many of us, mutual fund… Continue Reading

Financial Habits That Can Spoil Your Future

Many times, we focus on things to do to improve our long term financial health. In this post, let’s discuss some of the financial habits that are likely to affect your long term financial health adversely. These habits can affect you in many ways. You may not be able to invest enough. You may not… Continue Reading