3 Benefits for Women Home Buyers in India

Asset ownership is one of the ways of women empowerment. Thus, the Government tries to incentivise women house ownership. In this post, let’s look at 3 benefits available to women home buyers in India. #1 Banks Offer Lower Interest Rates to Women The lenders usually offer lower interest rates to women borrowers. For instance, State… Continue Reading

An Education Loan or a Loan for Education?

Higher education is getting expensive and many of us need to take an education loan to fund higher education for children. Fortunately, all the banks offer education loan products. And, given the product nature, there are a few peculiarities about education loans. Since the student won’t earn while studying (or earn enough), education loans have… Continue Reading

Should You Prepay Your Home Loan or Invest?

You got your annual bonus. You have a home loan too. What should you do? Use the bonus (lumpsum) amount to repay the loan OR Invest the amount in the hope that you will earn a higher post-tax return than the post-tax cost of home loan There is no black and white answer. My stance… Continue Reading

Budget 2021 Highlights

The Finance Minister presented the Union Budget 2021 on February 1, 2021. Here are the key highlights. Tax Slabs Remain Unchanged No changes have been made to the existing income tax slabs. Interest on EPF Becomes Taxable If you contribute more than Rs 2.5 lacs to your EPF account every year, the interest earned on… Continue Reading

Budget 2020 Highlights

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, presented the Union Budget 2020 in the parliament yesterday. In this post, let’s look at the highlights of the Budget proposal. We will look at the proposals from personal taxation perspective only. #1 Restructuring of Income Tax Slabs, Lowering of Personal Tax Rates and a Choice There is a major… Continue Reading

Home Loan Tax Benefits 2019

For most young professionals, buying a house tops the list of priorities. Even those who do not believe real estate makes for a good investment, do not have second thoughts about purchasing a house to stay in. Not only does it give you the comfort of living in own house, it also provides financial security… Continue Reading