When Is a Good Time to Part Prepay a Home Loan?

When is a good time to prepay or part prepay a home loan? When you think about the above question, the next question that comes to mind is how do you define a “good time”. One of the ways to assess this could be the number of EMIs saved due to your prepayment. Let’s understand this with… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know about Plot Loans

You don’t like apartment life. You want to construct your house on a small piece of land and live there peacefully. Another reason for such a choice could be that you are not getting quality apartments in the city where you want to stay. And this can be a problem in smaller cities. The issue… Continue Reading

What to Do If Interest Rates Continue to Rise?

SBI has increased its MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based lending rate) multiple times (1, 2, 3) in the recent months. MCLR is the benchmark for floating rate loans. Therefore, if you have borrowed from SBI, your loan interest rate would have already gone up in the recent months. Never a happy situation for the… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know about SBI Student Loan Scheme

Higher education is getting expensive every day. For many families, such education must be financed through an education loan. All the banks and NBFCs provide education loans. In this post, I will discuss a popular education loan scheme from the State Bank of India: SBI Student Loan Scheme. SBI Student Loan: Important Things to Know Eligibility:… Continue Reading

What Is a Bridge Home Loan?

You are planning to move from your existing house to a bigger house. You plan to sell your existing house to fund the purchase. However, there is a minor problem. To purchase your new house, you need the sales proceeds of your existing house. Now, closing a deal (acceptable to you) may take some time. How do… Continue Reading

7 Ways to Use Annual Bonus Wisely

Expecting a hefty annual performance bonus? It is the time of the year many of us start getting excited about the salary hikes and annual bonuses. Not everything is in your hands but the anticipation and excitement is palpable. There is much time spent in cabin gossip over a cup of coffee speculating over the… Continue Reading

Self-Financing vs. Education Loan

You are planning to go for higher education. You got the admit letter from your favorite college. Everything is going smoothly. There is just one dilemma, whether you should finance the education from own funds or take an education loan. In this post, let’s look at some of the aspects that can help you make… Continue Reading