Ring in the New Year with These 5 Financial Resolutions

For many of us, a new year starts with resolutions. And these resolutions can encompass a wide range of areas such as physical health, financial wealth, personal spirituality, and relationships. What are your resolutions for the new year? Well, you don’t have to tell us but make a concerted effort to see them through to… Continue Reading

How to Plan for a Big-Ticket Purchase?

The keyword here is “plan”. We don’t focus on instances when your big purchases are forced, say your mobile phone or laptop conks off suddenly. Or your bike or car is suddenly showing problems and the cost of repair is too high and not justified. There is not much you can do about such instances.… Continue Reading

Tax Benefits on a Car Loan

You get tax-benefits on repayment of many types of loans. For home loans, we get tax benefit principal repayment under Section 80C and for interest payment under Section 24. If you have taken an education loan, you get tax benefit for interest payment under Section 80E of the Income Tax Act. Do you get any… Continue Reading

Move over BNPL, Here Comes SNBL (Save Now, Buy Later)

We plan for regular monthly expenses. We call it budgeting. We plan for long term goals through a diversified asset allocation portfolio. However, we tend NOT to plan properly for non-monthly but periodic expenses. Common examples are: Insurance premiums Travel and Vacations Birthdays and Anniversaries Vehicle maintenance Gadget purchases Annual Subscriptions We know that these… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of an Add-on Credit Card

You own a credit card and use the card judiciously. You are aware of the benefits and flexibility that a credit card offers. You want that your home-maker spouse and your college going kids should also enjoy such flexibility. However, it is not easy to get a credit card unless you are earning. How do… 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

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

Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card: Worth It?

Do you shop on Amazon? If you do, you must have noticed this banner about Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card that keeps coming up? Or you must have noticed this card always comes in various payment offers on Amazon. Has this ever intrigued you? What is this card about? What are the benefits this… Continue Reading

How to Control Your Expenses?

Do you struggle to control your expenses? Do you feel your long-term goals are getting compromised because of your inability to limit spending? If yes, this is a serious problem. When you spend irresponsibly, you are borrowing from your future. If you spend too much now, you won’t have much to spend in the future.… Continue Reading