Five Advantages of Using a Credit Card

Whenever I write about credit cards, I focus mostly on things that can go wrong when you use credit cards indiscriminately. You may end up spending more than you can afford to. The debt can suddenly pile up if you don’t pay bills on time as the interest rate charged is exorbitant. In this post,… Continue Reading

Tax Benefits on Education Loan

Higher education is getting expensive each year. Management education at any premier management institute in India will cost north of Rs 15 lacs for two years. And the high cost is not just limited to management education. Not everyone may have the resources to fund such education on own. Those who don’t have the resources,… Continue Reading

Pre EMI vs. Full EMI – Which Is Better?

Almost everyone plans to purchase a house before retirement. Given the inflated real estate prices, buying a house outright is not an option for many of us. Thus, many of us have to resort to home loans to finance purchase of house. Though a home loan repayment schedule can be structured in any way, I will… Continue Reading

What Is Your Liability in a Credit Card Fraud?

You take utmost care while using your credit card. You have never shared payment details with anyone. Despite exercising a lot of care, it may well happen that you may be at receiving end of a credit card fraud. What do you do in such a case? More importantly, what is your liability? Do you have… Continue Reading

What Is the Ideal Home Loan Tenure?

Planning to take a home loan? You have shortlisted the bank with the lowest interest rate and the best feedback about the service. Well, have you given thought to the home loan tenure? Along with your loan amount and the interest rate, the home loan tenure is an important variable in determining your monthly EMI.… Continue Reading

How a Loan at 4% Costs You 11%?

You purchase your favourite gadget/furniture. At the sales counter, you notice an offer of taking a loan for the purchase amount at 4%. You get excited. After all, you get a higher rate of interest in a fixed deposit. It makes for a nice arbitrage opportunity. Let’s understand such offers with the help of an example. You… Continue Reading

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