The Truth behind Pre-Approved Personal Loans

Ever received an e-mail about pre-approved loans from your savings bank or credit card issuing bank? Most of us will answer this question in the affirmative. The e-mail is typically about a pre-approved home loan or a personal loan. The frequency of such e-mails is quite high too. I get an e-mail from my credit… Continue Reading

Loan against PPF Account

You are looking for a small loan of Rs 1 lacs for purchasing new furniture for living room of your new house. The first thing that comes to mind is a personal loan. But you are aware that personal loans are quite expensive. The interest rates can vary from 14% to 18% p.a. or even… Continue Reading

9 Things to Consider before Availing Personal Loan

These days, it is not uncommon to find at least one e-mail per day about instant or pre-approved personal loan in your mailbox.  The creative teams at banks can actually make you feel that the offer has specifically been customized for you. Do not fall for the attractive advertisement. You must avoid personal loans to… Continue Reading

How to Get out of Debt Trap

What has to happen before you think you are in a debt trap? Does default of your EMI payments or credit card payments count as a debt trap? Or is there a less critical situation which can also be termed a debt trap? What about when you do not make your credit card payments in… Continue Reading

Which Loan Should You Prepay First?

You can check the impact of prepayments on your home loan using our Home Loan EMI Calculator. You recently landed up a hefty bonus. You have the financial wisdom of not splurging the entire bonus amount on expensive gadgets or a long vacation. You have earmarked a significant amount to prepay existing debt. But, there… Continue Reading

Need a loan quickly? Try these instant loans

Liquidity is an important aspect of any investment strategy. You may have lot of investments in a basket of assets, but how liquid is the asset allocation in an emergency is a very important aspect. This is basically a judgmental call because every individual has his/her own priorities. As a thumb rule more liquid an… Continue Reading

5 things you should know about personal loans

Personal loan, as the name itself suggests, is the loan taken to fulfill any personal financial requirement. It can be used to meet the unexpected medical expenses or to purchase home appliances or even it can be used to purchase apparels of your favorite brand! Personal loans are easy and convenient way to borrow money… Continue Reading

EMI Option – Boon or Bane

Do you know the story of Bhasmasura? In Hindu mythology Bhasmasura was a demon who got a boon from Lord Shiva that anyone he touches with his right hand should turn into ashes. Once he got this boon, Bhasmasura wanted to try it on Lord Shiva himself. On seeing the plight of Shiva, Lord Vishnu… Continue Reading