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

Budget 2018 Highlights

The Budget 2018 was presented on February 1, 2018. The Finance Minister did not propose any changes to the income tax slabs and tax rates. However, much needed relief was granted to senior citizen tax-payers. There were a slew of other relief measures for senior citizens. However, the biggest setback has come to equity investors, where the… Continue Reading

Financial Habits That Can Spoil Your Future

Many times, we focus on things to do to improve our long term financial health. In this post, let’s discuss some of the financial habits that are likely to affect your long term financial health adversely. These habits can affect you in many ways. You may not be able to invest enough. You may not… Continue Reading

10 Retirement Planning Tips

Planning for retirement is one of the most important financial goals for anyone. During your working years, you need to ensure that your lifestyle does not suffer during your retirement. Here are a few tips that you can use while planning for your retirement. 1. Set a CORRECT retirement corpus target. It is not easy to… Continue Reading

5 Health Insurance Myths Busted

When you are chalking out a financial plan for yourself, health insurance is one aspect that features prominently. With cost of quality healthcare rising sharply (partly because of health insurance itself), a prolonged hospitalisation can deplete your long term financial health. An adequate health insurance cover can provide good cushion to your finances in such… Continue Reading

Financial Planning for Self-Employed

Being self-employed gives you the freedom to work on what you want and how you want. You don’t have to deal with a rude boss and frustrating office politics. You may get to choose your work timings. Till now, everything sounds good. However, self-employment can bring its own set of unique problems. There is no… Continue Reading

Common Insurance Mistakes You Must Avoid

Insurance is the first step in financial planning. Before getting your investments right, you must get your insurance portfolio right. If you get your investments wrong, you may still get another chance especially if you are young. However, if you get your life insurance wrong, there won’t be a second chance. If you get health… Continue Reading

How Do You Invest More?

In one of the earlier posts on Retirement Planning, I had discussed the importance of starting early, portfolio diversification and a few psychological investments to get you on right financial track. By starting early, you get the power of compounding behind you and your small (involuntary) contributions can result in a significant corpus by the… Continue Reading

Focus on Your Financial Goals While Planning for Taxes

As the financial year draws to a close, the hustle for tax-saving products grows stronger. The human resources department of your company is after you for proofs of tax-saving investments.  Last quarter of the financial year is anyways quite hectic. You are already under so much work pressure. Amidst that you need to find time… Continue Reading

Do You Have These Insurance Plans in Your Portfolio?

Why do we purchase insurance? Well, the answer is simple. You purchase insurance to guard against the impact of a particular event on your family’s finances. That event could be death, illness, disability or damage to expensive belongings. You don’t insure your pen or clothes but you insure your car.  Why? This is because loss… Continue Reading