All You Need to Know about SBI Student Loan Scheme

Higher education is getting expensive every day. For many families, such education must be financed through an education loan. All the banks and NBFCs provide education loans. In this post, I will discuss a popular education loan scheme from the State Bank of India: SBI Student Loan Scheme. SBI Student Loan: Important Things to Know Eligibility:… Continue Reading

What Is a Bridge Home Loan?

You are planning to move from your existing house to a bigger house. You plan to sell your existing house to fund the purchase. However, there is a minor problem. To purchase your new house, you need the sales proceeds of your existing house. Now, closing a deal (acceptable to you) may take some time. How do… Continue Reading

Should You Opt for Medical Loans?

You have a medical emergency in a family and need funds to settle a hospital bill. You have tried other options but those have not materialized. You are planning to take a personal loan. A friend tells you about the concept of medical loan. You are told that the interest rate on a medical loan will… Continue Reading

What are Earnest Money Deposit Loans?

What is Earnest Money Deposit? As per Investopedia, Earnest Money is a deposit made to a seller showing the buyer’s good faith in the transaction. Earnest Money Deposit is useful in transactions where the buyer has an option to back out at a later date for any reason. If the buyer backs out of the deal,… Continue Reading

7 Ways to Use Annual Bonus Wisely

Expecting a hefty annual performance bonus? It is the time of the year many of us start getting excited about the salary hikes and annual bonuses. Not everything is in your hands but the anticipation and excitement is palpable. There is much time spent in cabin gossip over a cup of coffee speculating over the… Continue Reading

What Happens If You Default on Your Loan?

When you take a loan, you take a responsibility to repay it too. And it may happen that you may struggle to repay the loan. The reason for non-repayment could be many, ranging from loss of job and improper financial planning to poor health, disability or even demise of the borrower. In extreme cases, you could end… Continue Reading

Muthoot Finance Gold Loan Products

In this post, I will list down various gold loan products from Muthoot Finance. We have done a primer on gold loans in an earlier post. We have discussed a gold loan product from Axis Bank too. Coming to Muthoot Finance, you will be amazed at the number of loan products a gold loan company like… Continue Reading

How to Use Credit Card Reward Points Smartly?

There are typically three types of benefits that you get when you transact using a credit card. Upfront discount Cashbacks Reward points & miscellaneous benefits (fuel surcharge waiver, airline miles etc.) The benefits for spending on a credit card might take on many other forms too. However, I believe it will fall into one of… Continue Reading