Factors to consider in buying vs. renting a home

There is an adage which goes something like this: “Foolish people build homes for wise men to live in”. In other words, it is wiser to rent a home rather than invest large sums of money in owning a home. It is true that after you invest, say around ₹40 to 50 lakhs all inclusive… Continue Reading

Avoid these common credit card mistakes

“Oh my God, take a look at my credit score. Its awful!” cried my cousin showing his credit score along with the credit information report (CIR). “I have a salaried IT job & a healthy bank balance, have always paid the credit card balance in full and have never taken any loans. And this is… Continue Reading

Why did RBI ban 0% EMI schemes?

I recently met my long-time friend at his home for a tea. This childhood friend of mine is a geek and eventually the conversation drifted to his new purchase, a Mac Mini. He was very enthusiastic about his new purchase and was thrilled about getting it under the zero percent EMI scheme. The conversation went… Continue Reading

EMI in advance vs. EMI in arrears

Banks and HFCs offer myriad loan schemes to attract and retain customers and turn a profit in the competitive loan sector. The schemes vary the loan repayment methods, interest rates, interest rate types (ex: floating, fixed, dual rate) etc. Each scheme comes with its own terms & conditions and appeals to individual needs of different… Continue Reading

How to read your CIBIL credit report?

In our last post, we wrote about what is CIBIL score and CIR. We even suggested you to check your report once in a while. Now you can apply for a report online as well. The process is simple and you can get your score via email quickly. By doing so, you can rectify the… Continue Reading

CIBIL Score – An Introduction

What is credit history? If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some. – Benjamin Franklin Credit history is the information about your past financial behaviour that takes into account the number of outstanding loans you have, the number of credit card(s) you have, your credit repayment behaviour etc. The… Continue Reading

Understanding tax benefits on home loan

Please read our updated article explaining tax benefits on home loan. The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax – Albert Einstein Most people would tend to agree with Einstein, as tax related calculations & rules are complex, intimidating and difficult to understand. At the same time, it is imperative to… Continue Reading

5 things you should know about personal loans

Personal loan, as the name itself suggests, is the loan taken to fulfill any personal financial requirement. It can be used to meet the unexpected medical expenses or to purchase home appliances or even it can be used to purchase apparels of your favorite brand! Personal loans are easy and convenient way to borrow money… Continue Reading