Which is the Best Life Insurance Company in 2022?

You want to buy a term life insurance plan. How would you select a life insurance company? You would want to go with the “Best Life Insurance Company”. Wouldn’t you? And for that, most of us would look at the claim settlement ratio of the various insurers. Higher the better. IRDA recently released the annual… Continue Reading

What to Do if You Have Too Many Credit Cards?

That’s a question many of us grapple with. Do we own too many credit cards? Should we cancel some of the cards? If yes, which cards to cancel? What about the discounts or cashbacks you might miss out on? Or should we just keep the cards even if we don’t use them? What are potential… Continue Reading

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

It is a new year. A chance to look back at how the past year went by. Achievements, setbacks, things that went right and what could have been. And an opportunity to welcome the new year. Make new resolutions and set out to achieve with loads of optimism. We will leave your life resolutions to… Continue Reading

How Can a No-Cost EMI Become Expensive?

Yes, that’s possible and it is all mathematics. In this post, let’s understand how this can happen. Before we go there, let’s do a quick recap of how No-cost EMIs work. How No-Cost EMIs Work You purchase an item worth Rs X. You opt for the No-cost EMI option (let’s say 6 months) on the… Continue Reading

Co-Branded Credit Cards That Make Little Sense

We hear about co-branded credit cards quite often. The banks have launched credit cards in tie-ups with retailers (Big Bazaar), e-tailers (Amazon and Flipkart) and airlines/cab/travel booking companies (Vistara, Ola, IRCTC). Zomato has a co-branded credit card with RBL bank. And I am sure there are many such co-branded products. The USP is: If you… Continue Reading

Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card: Our Review

A few weeks back, I had written about Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card. Simple and easy benefits. You get 1-5% cashback on each spend and the rewards system is so simple. The cashback/reward for the previous month is credited to your Amazon account on the statement date. What about Flipkart? Does Flipkart offer something… Continue Reading

Loan Tenure: Keep it Long or Short?

Want to take out a home loan? What should be the loan tenure? 15 years, 20 years, or 25 years. Similarly, what loan tenure would you choose for your personal loan? 18 months, 36 months, or 60 months? OR What is the ideal tenure for a car loan? As always with personal finance, there is… Continue Reading

3 Benefits for Women Home Buyers in India

Asset ownership is one of the ways of women empowerment. Thus, the Government tries to incentivise women house ownership. In this post, let’s look at 3 benefits available to women home buyers in India. #1 Banks Offer Lower Interest Rates to Women The lenders usually offer lower interest rates to women borrowers. For instance, State… Continue Reading