Taking a Loan You Didn’t Want

While digital lending apps are all the rage, I am a bit paranoid even about downloading and browsing through such apps. I worry about the Machiavellian design of their user interface and that I may be fooled into taking a loan I didn’t want. And while it may sound surprising, this can happen. Recently, I… Continue Reading

Deciding the Best Payment Option for Your Purchase

You want to buy a laptop online and you don’t want to look beyond Amazon and Flipkart for this purchase. Let’s further assume that, on both the sites, the laptop is listed at the same price. However, there are discounts and cashbacks on specific cards. In such a case, unless you have a preference for… Continue Reading

How Can a No-Cost EMI Become Expensive?

Yes, that’s possible and it is all mathematics. In this post, let’s understand how this can happen. Before we go there, let’s do a quick recap of how No-cost EMIs work. How No-Cost EMIs Work You purchase an item worth Rs X. You opt for the No-cost EMI option (let’s say 6 months) on the… 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