Easy Loans Can Make Your Life Difficult

Getting loans is easy these days, especially if you are salaried and have the right credit profile. And there are loans available for everything. You can easily get loans for travel, home renovation, wedding, medical treatment or anything under the sun. You can get these loans quickly too. A few platforms claim to provide loans… Continue Reading

Need Funds? Selling an Asset vs Taking a Loan

You need money but you do not have cash readily available. What would you do? Let’s rule out borrowing from friends & family OR taking salary advance as options. Beyond these, you have two options. Sell some of your investments / Withdraw money from your investments OR Take a loan While selling investments is easy… Continue Reading

Medical Loan vs. Health Insurance

We know that Financial institutions can do many things to sell their products. However, they refrain from codifying their thoughts or practices in an article or a blog post. Therefore, even though they indulge in many dubious activities to sell, they don’t write about it. I recently came across an article on the website of… Continue Reading

Things Can Go Wrong — Accept and Plan for It

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Similarly, your financial plan is only as good as your financial ability to handle a crisis. Why? Because things go wrong. Recently, Jet Airways shut down its operations indefinitely. Even before the shutdown, there were news about employees not being paid salary for months. Now… Continue Reading

Look for These Signs of Debt Trouble

Recently, I read an excellent article from Uma Shashikant about the signs of a person battling with debt. Remember, the person who is in debt trap or nearing one may not tell you if that’s the case. However, if you see such signs and realize that your friend or family member is struggling with debt,… Continue Reading

Loan against Car from HDFC Bank

We have discussed several ways of raising funds in times of need. We have talked about many other ways of raising quick funds such salary loans, personal loans, gold loans, loan against securities or mutual funds. In this post, let’s look at another way of raising funds in times of need — Loan Against Car. I am not… 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

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

Axis Bank Gold Loan — A Review

Most Indians have a fondness for gold. And it is not just for ornamental purposes. Many use it for investment too. It is an asset they think they can always rely upon in case of any needs. Fair enough. In an earlier post on gold loans, I had discussed how you can use your gold to take… Continue Reading

Self-Financing vs. Education Loan

You are planning to go for higher education. You got the admit letter from your favorite college. Everything is going smoothly. There is just one dilemma, whether you should finance the education from own funds or take an education loan. In this post, let’s look at some of the aspects that can help you make… Continue Reading