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

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

Making Loan Repayment Using Your Mobile Wallet

Technology has made things easier for most of us. From purchasing gadgets and groceries to making travel and hotel bookings, everything can now be done in a few clicks or taps. Mobile wallets such as PayTm, Amazon Pay and PhonePe have add to convenience in a big way. You can now easily make your mobile,… Continue Reading

SBI Loan against Sovereign Gold Bonds

A gold loan is a quick way to raise funds in times of need. In an earlier post, we had discussed gold loan products from the State Bank of India. With such gold loan products, you can take a loan against physical gold and jewellery. However, purchasing physical gold and gold jewellery is not the only… Continue Reading

Loan against Securities from Bank of Baroda

In times of need, when a personal loan is not an option, many of us have to offer collateral to the bank/credit institution to get a loan. In many of our earlier posts, we have discussed loan against gold jewellery, loan against property, loan against insurance policies and loan against financial investments (securities). Since gold, insurance… Continue Reading