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Start Small and Grow Big

Dream Big, Start Small, Stay Focused and Keep Going Forward Ever thought of saving from your salary? Ever managed to do it? If not, here is a plan for you to develop the habit of saving and investment – SAVE INSURE INVEST !! Let’s start small – Rs.500 It is an amount you can save easily and get started with investing. Rs.500 is the minimum amount to start an SIP(systematic investment plan). Start investing Start investing in an SIP with a debt mutual fund as it let’s you withdraw the amount at a day’s notice and also provides better returns if the money is left dol in your savings account. Stay invested regularly Set a fixed date for an SIP every month so that you don’t end up spending money. Keep the process on for about 6 months to 1 year and later sta...

Inflation And Its Effects On Investments

A penny saved is a penny earned. But thanks to inflation, over time, the value of the penny saved could be much less than when it was earned. One cannot ignore the corrosive impact of rising prices on investments. Understanding inflation is crucial to investing because inflation can reduce the value of investment returns. Inflation affects all aspects of the economy, from consumer spending, business investment and employment rates to government programs, tax policies, and interest rates. WHAT IS INFLATION? Inflation is a sustained rise in overall price levels. Moderate inflation is associated with economic growth, while high inflation can signal an overheated economy. HOW DOES INFLATION AFFECT INVESTMENT RETURNS?  Inflation poses a “stealth” threat to investors because it chips away at rea...

How To Keep The Bull Market Healthy

A bull market is a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising or are expected to rise. The term “bull market” is most often used to refer to the stock market but can be applied to anything that is traded, such as bonds, currencies and commodities. A level and direction of interest rate are important to dedicate to healthy bull market low and a rising rates indicate the growth of the market and also states as to how good a market is high dollar as an “outlier” requiring close monitoring given its disruptive role in the commodity market crash in 2014 while believing that we are in a “Commodity super cycle bear market.” Profit being the pulse of the market is erratic and must be regained.  Avoiding small caps for 2 weeks and select...

Few Things To Know About Financial Year End

What is financial year end? In India, the government’s financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. It is abbreviated as FY17. Companies following the Indian Depositary Receipt (IDR) are given freedom to choose their financial year. For example, Standard Charterer’s IDR follows the UK calendar despite being listed in India. Companies following Indian fiscal year get to know their economical health on 31 March of every Indian financial or fiscal year. The current fiscal year was adopted by the colonial British government in 1867 to align India’s financial year with that of the British Empire. Prior to 1867, India followed a fiscal year that ran from 1 May to 30 April. A fiscal year (or financial year, or sometimes budget year) is the period used by governments for accounting an...

Stay Aware Of these New Charges Levied on Cash Transactions

The intent being made clear to promote the usage of a digital platform Pan India with cashless transactions earlier today the banks have come to consensus in order to put a ceiling for third party cash transactions at Rs. 25,000 per day. The decision was made to discourage customers not to engage in cash transactions. After four free cash transactions that include cash deposits and withdrawals every month this charge would be levied and also become applicable on both a savings as well as a salary account starting March While cash handling charges would be discontinued for the third party cash transactions that have been capped up to a limit. Up to a period of one month people can withdraw or deposit up to Rs. 2 lakh from their savings or salary accounts through their home branch. If the am...

Have You Started Your Financial Planning?

We all have dreams, be it owning a car, a house, child attending a prestigious college or building a healthy retirement corpus. But we seldom pen down these goals and work towards a plan for achieving them. These can be termed as your life goals. And that is where the importance of a financial plan comes into the picture.  Financial planning is a process of determining your financial goals with the help of  available resources in a period of time. Financial planning involves wealth management , tax planning , estate planning, retirement planning ,investment planning , insurance planning and cash flow planning.   Need For Financial Plan : A financial plan Helps you to make the right investment decisions which helps you to grow your money A financial plan gives you a clear picture of how muc...

Avoid These Mistakes To Help Money Grow Through SIP

Consistency, Perseverance and Patience are the three main objectives of investing in mutual funds – growing money through SIP. Systematic Investment Plan – Investing small amounts on a regular basis i.e. every week or every month. Instead of investing a lump-sum amount one can opt for SIP as another way of investing their amount and build wealth gradually Most people think mutual fund investment is one-time activity which is a wrong notion. Usually mutual fund investment (SIP) are made with a long term purpose in mind. In most cases, investors choose fund on the basis of risk profile, returns and tenure requirement. Investors have to assess the details, else there is a great chance of losing the capital invested into market. Mistakes that the investors should avoid while doing ...

Highlights of Budget 2017

Here are the key Features of Budget 2017-2018,  Total Budget of ₹ 21.47 Lakhs crores for 2017-2018  Micro-irrigation fund with Rs 5000 crore corpus  Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojan – Rs19,000 crore allocated; along with states, Rs27,000 crore     will be spent in FY18  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Rs23,000 crore allocated  Fiscal Deficit pegged at 3.2% for the financial year 2017-18 and 3% for financial year 2018-2019  Cash transactions above 3 lakhs is not allowed  Transparency in political party funding – A political party cannot receive a sum exceeding Rs        2000 from an unknown source. They can receive money only through cheques, digital modes or    RBI El  The limit on donations to charitable institutions cut to Rs 2000.  Not many changes to excise duties since GST w...

Tips To Steer Through Budget 2017

The Finance Ministry is all set to present the Annual Budget on 1st February 2017. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the Finance Ministers speech and there has been a lot of speculations regarding the outcome of that speech. Demonetisation had caused Nifty to sink to 7900 points but the market has recovered since then. The fate of this recovery will again depend on the result of the budget. There is an expectation of a positive impact to counter the negative effect of demonetisation. Many investors alter their portfolio by speculating on what may be the possible outcome of the Finance ministers plan. This is not a wise thing to do as the fundamentals of financial planning and investing – Stick to a log-term plan. Since there are many speculations it is not a good decision to change positions in...

Why Should You Insure?

To insure is to protect or secure oneself from a possible contingency. The future is very unpredictable and unless you have a time machine or you can foretell future events like Nostradamus you cannot know what will happen tomorrow. The upcoming event may either be beneficial or it may unfavourable. While the favourable circumstances are always welcome, we cannot skip or escape the unfavourable event as there is no way to prognosticate its occurrence. The best thing we can do is be prepared for such loss bearing circumstances – Insure yourself. Insuring is the second step in the achievement financial self-sufficiency after saving – We save for a possible contingency. The money saved is used when the contingency arises. The concept of using one’s own money that was saved to cover a possible...

3 Tips To Grow Your Money In A Short Span Of Time

Tip 1: Spend less than what you earn – Always prefer setting up a limited budget. That is the secret to all successful businesses. The limitation on your budget forces you to work and sell harder for a larger cash inflow. The only point which will stop you is lack of money, so your primary initial effort would be on bringing cash rather than spending more. Tip 2: Never plan too much – Unless you enter the market, you wont realize mistakes you might come across and from those mistakes will you learn how to manage money better.goSpending too much time on over planning will lead to loss of time and a loss of managing skills which you may learn otherwise. Tip 3: Get workable as soon as possible – Never waste much time in having experts, focus groups, and long and expensive business plans. You ...

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