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Reasons Why You Should Start Planning For Your Personal Finance

Personal finance includes all the financial decisions and activities of an individual or household, including budgeting, insurance, mortgage planning, savings and retirement planning. It is basically application of principles of various monetary decisions of an individual or family unit. For planning your personal finance, you need to know what importance it plays in building wealth. UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF PERSONAL FINANCE: Balancing your checkbook, making of personal budget, investment techniques and creation of emergency funds, these all makes up your personal finance basics and you need it to master it all.  BANDING TOGETHER YOUR GOALS WITH YOUR PERSONAL FINANCE PLANS: Planning your finance in such a way that it collaborates with your goals. Personal financial planning is made out ...

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...

Essential Tips To Save For Your Child’s Education!

In one’s life, the education of your child becomes of prime importance. All parents wish to accumulate the required money to fulfil the needs for the education of their child. Here are some essential tips or strategies you can take care of while planning for it – Begin increasing your SIP amounts with time and increase in your monthly income. For example, your target was 20 lakhs by the end of 10 years ,if your initial SIP amounted upto 5000 , a neat strategy could be to increase your SIP to 20% and you would be able to save more than the estimated within a stipulated period of time. If your child is a beginner and is just started school, you have good 12 years time, to save slowly. This would allow you to go up for high risk funds which will lead to higher returns in no time. Incase your ...

After Marriage Financial Planning – Investments And Other things to do!

Getting a job, then marriage, child birth, growing your child, and then finally moving towards retirement; this is the most important part of your life. To ensure smooth life and become financially secured we need smart financial planning. There are many changes required and listed below is the after marriage financial planning checklist for newly married couple Documentation Changes or Name Change After Marriage In many Indian families there is a ritual of changing women’s last name (surname) after marriage. If this applies to you then the first thing women should do post marriage is changing last name on all financial records. Change should also be made in the old address and must be replaced with the new one i.e. the place where you would be staying after marriage. Another important cha...

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...

Retirement Planning – Not Something That You Defer

Retirement – will mostly happen someday or the other.  But have we done our work on that? Can we do anything to increase the retirement incomes & savings? Yes, we can!  No matter where we are on the road to retirement, we have three tools at our disposal:  Save More Increase your savings rate. Save more while you can. Keep increasing the savings basis your increase in income.  It will surely show you the results in the future.  Time Is Precious – Use It Wisely The new workforce generation may think they have a long time to save for retirement, but, as an old adage says “The early bird always catches the worm”, starting to save late wastes one of the most important assets, ie, time. Time helps investments do their work by compounding returns & growing the wealth. With changes in hea...

This Holi, Add Right Colours To Your Wealth!

This Holi, Add Right Colours To Your Wealth And here comes the most awaited day of the year. It’s Holi! So, what plans do you have for celebrating this festival of colours? Are you ready with the set of different colours, sweets and other things that you would require to play Holi safely? Of course, you would be, as you waited for a complete year to celebrate this day. Holi is considered the festival that brings colours to the life. But do you know you can add those brightening and lovely colours to your investments as well? Let’s have a look which colours you can add to your .This Holi, don’t just add colour to your life. Take a step ahead and add some vibrant colours to your financial portfolio. Similarly, if we want our investment portfolio to paint a happy picture, we must give it a go...

The Master Key For Your Financial Plan: Womens Day Special!

We all look up to strong, independent women. But how do we become one ourselves? Its easy to give in to feelings of self-doubt and back down from challenges. But that’s certainly not what being a strong woman is all about.We all know we’re different from men in some fundamental ways. But is this true when it comes to financial planning? In a word, yes. In the financial world, we often find ourselves in very different circumstances than our male counterparts. Everyone wants financial security. Yet we often face financial headwinds that can affect our ability to achieve it. CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN IN FINANCIAL PLANNING: Financially speaking,  women have longer life expectancies. Women live an average of 4.8 years longer than men. A longer life expectancy presents several financial challeng...

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...

Valentines Day Special

Valentine’s Day is probably celebrated almost everywhere in the world today. This is a day which is celebrated not only by couples but anyone who is in love , who has feelings , who cares and who has a rich bonding with anything and everything . It can be a bond shared between a dog and his master or a bond between a toy and a child . Love is also another name of care, because when we care we protect them , when we protect we invest time in them. So what are your plans for this Valentines Day? What has your girlfriend demanded this time? Oh! Your wife must be expecting a diamond ring isn’t it? Valentine’s Day is one of those golden opportunity days each year where a little effort goes a long way. So why not make these efforts from day one . Here are few tips to make this day a Hassel free ...

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 ...

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