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Ever Heard Of This Investment Risk?

Investors are aware that investing in capital markets may present any number of risks such as Interest rate risks, company risk, market risk etc. Risk is not a separable companion for long-term growth. Some of the risks can be mitigated by the method of diversification. Also you may face another less known risk as an investor for which neither the market compensate you nor can it easily be reduced by diversification.  Yet it might be the biggest challenge to the sustainability of your retirement income. This risk is called the SEQUENCE OF RETURNS RISK. The uncertainty of the order of returns which an investor shall receive over a period of time refers to sequence of returns risk. “Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet”. For an example- say a mar...

How can Diversification Help you?

Diversification is an important mean to manage risk. But, it does not guarantee against a loss. The key is to identify investments that perform different under various market conditions. It will be diversified between bonds, stocks and cash alternatives. How diversification works For an instance, say a stock portfolio included a mechanics company, a car manufacturer and a diesel service firm. Here, even though the portfolio has spread risks it may not be considered as a good diversified portfolio as all of them are connected to one Mechanical industry. So, switch to different portfolios such as a mechanics company, a computer company and a drug manufacturer. The concept of diversification is one reason as to why mutual funds are so popular among the investors. Ways to diversify your invest...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Job? Things You Need To Know About Saving Tax And Investing Your Money

One of the most elated aspects of your first job is living life on your own money but fresher’s need to realise the importance of financial viability and the tips and tricks to handle  your money through saving and investing. Well, first of all you won’t be having too much tax deduction depending on your salary if being fresher. Also you can produce rental receipts and exempt your most of your tax once produced to your HR. There are several other investment options which you can perform to save tax namely PPF, ELSS and NSC can be used as a tax saving investment by people looking for fixed and secured returns. An investor who is also looking for creation of wealth can opt for mutual fund schemes that invest in the equity and equity related instruments. ELSS schemes are ideal in such cases. ...

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