Loan Tenure: Keep it Long or Short?

Want to take out a home loan? What should be the loan tenure? 15 years, 20 years, or 25 years. Similarly, what loan tenure would you choose for your personal loan? 18 months, 36 months, or 60 months? OR What is the ideal tenure for a car loan? As always with personal finance, there is… Continue Reading

How to Manage Debt during Cashflow Crisis?

You have Rs 4 lacs in your bank account. You have 3 loans running and a bit of credit card debt. Home loan of Rs 20 lacs (Remaining Tenure: 17 years, Rate: 8% p.a., EMI: Rs 18,000) Personal loan of 5 lacs (Remaining Tenure: 3 years, Rate: 13% p.a., EMI: Rs 17,000) Personal Loan: Rs… Continue Reading

How Can You Use an Overdraft Facility Smartly?

Not all credit is bad. In this post, I will show how an overdraft facility can be useful in certain cases. What Is an Overdraft Facility? An overdraft facility is a revolving credit facility just like a credit card. You pay interest only on the drawn (utilized) amount. You can draw from the facility up… Continue Reading

SBI Kavach Personal Loan: All You Need to Know

Editor’s Note: Poornima had written a quick short post on SBI Kavach Personal Loan earlier. Below is a more in-depth article on this product from Deepesh Raghaw. Its rare that lenders offer good loan products to customers in times of distress/need. The more we know about such a good product, the better. If you still… Continue Reading