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

Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan — Our Review

A few days ago, I watched an interesting TV commercial for a personal loan product from Bajaj Finserv. The product is Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan. Let’s find out more about the product. How Does the Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan Work? Think of it as a credit line. You can withdraw/borrow or repay as many times as… Continue Reading

When Is It Foolish to Take a Personal Loan?

Personal loans are easily available. Many banks even claim to provide instant personal loans. You get regular email alerts that you have a pre-approved loan. And if you are planning a very expensive vacation, don’t think twice because the personal loan is yours for the taking. The picture is rosy. Your ego is bloated. Cost… Continue Reading

When Should You Consider Refinancing Your Loan?

Refinancing a loan simply means availing a loan from a new lender to pay off an existing one. You approach a new lender for loan refinancing/balance transfer. The new lender sanctions the loan and settles your loan outstanding with the existing lender. Subsequently, your obligation with the existing lender terminates and a new repayment obligation… Continue Reading

Using Annual Bonus to Prepay Home Loan

Most salaried employees get their annual bonuses in the first quarter of the financial year. Many of us plan to spend it way before we actually receive the bonus. You have to keep up with the commitments that you made to your kids, your spouse, your siblings or your parents. You may have an eye on… Continue Reading

How a Loan at 4% Costs You 11%?

You purchase your favourite gadget/furniture. At the sales counter, you notice an offer of taking a loan for the purchase amount at 4%. You get excited. After all, you get a higher rate of interest in a fixed deposit. It makes for a nice arbitrage opportunity. Let’s understand such offers with the help of an example. You… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know About Loan Against Property

You need Rs 20 lacs to fund a wedding in the family. You approached a few friends/relatives for help. They chipped in but you are still Rs 15 lacs short. You approached a few banks and NBFCs. However, your requests for a personal loan of Rs 15 lacs were politely declined, primarily because you are… Continue Reading