Pros and Cons of an Add-on Credit Card

You own a credit card and use the card judiciously. You are aware of the benefits and flexibility that a credit card offers. You want that your home-maker spouse and your college going kids should also enjoy such flexibility. However, it is not easy to get a credit card unless you are earning. How do… Continue Reading

5 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

It is a new year. A chance to look back at how the past year went by. Achievements, setbacks, things that went right and what could have been. And an opportunity to welcome the new year. Make new resolutions and set out to achieve with loads of optimism. We will leave your life resolutions to… Continue Reading

How to Control Your Expenses?

Do you struggle to control your expenses? Do you feel your long-term goals are getting compromised because of your inability to limit spending? If yes, this is a serious problem. When you spend irresponsibly, you are borrowing from your future. If you spend too much now, you won’t have much to spend in the future.… Continue Reading

No Credit History Does Not Mean Good Credit History

“I have never borrowed in my life. Hence, my credit score must be perfect. And the banks would line up to lend to me.” Quite the contrary. Firstly, no borrowing means no credit history. In absence of credit history, the banks will be in dark about your credit behaviour. They may not be comfortable lending… Continue Reading

Are All EMIs Bad?

How much debt do you have? How do you answer this question? A) Rs 50 lacs for 15 years OR B) EMI of Rs 47,782 per month for 15 years? Both have the same meaning. If you track your loan amount properly, you will answer in terms of the outstanding principal amount. However, when it… Continue Reading