Form 15G and 15H – A Detailed Guide

Many people whose income doesn’t fall under tax slab have mostly invested in products such as Fd through which they can earn interest. But can we do anything to make sure that the bank does not deduct TDS on interest earned if our total income is not taxable? If you all don’t know then let […]

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Single health insurance Policy vs Base + Super topup! – Which is better?

Shall you buy a single big health insurance policy or divide it between two policies (Base cover + a super top-up policy) for a cheaper premium? The whole insurance industry is busy promoting and selling super top-up policies as a “cheaper way of upgrading” your health insurance cover. But no one is educating investors on […]

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DevOps & Personal Finance – A guest post by software professional

This is a guest post by our reader Phani Kiran, who has tried to see personal finance from the software industry perspective. It will be more clear to software people but I think the way its written, everyone can understand it. Over to Phani Kiran — Hi All DevOps needs no introduction to people working […]

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Can you get a plot loan if you don’t want to construct a house?

Lots of people in India want to buy land, especially investors from big cities as land is a scarce commodity and it sounds amazing to build your own house on a piece of land instead of staying in apartments. However, do remember that there are no specific loans available to buy agricultural land. The only […]

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Can bank seize your property when you are unable to Repay Your Home Loan?

Do you know what happens when you are unable to repay back your home loan? After how many missed EMI’s will the lender get hold of your property and throw you out of it? What are your rights as a consumer and what exactly are the steps involved in the foreclosure process? When we buy […]

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How to convince your parents to invest in mutual funds?

Today we will discuss how you can convince your parents (assuming senior citizen) into mutual funds to get better returns on their investments with lower risk. I am not saying that every parent needs to invest in mutual funds. But I have seen many parents retiring with insufficient corpus and investing that money in a […]

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10 unconventional financial goals which we came across from investors!

Today I want to share something interesting with you. I recently asked my team to share with me some very unconventional and “hatke” financial goals of our clients. Generally, when we all talk of financial planning, we feel its just about the boring-sounding goals like Retirement, Children education, Children marriage, Buying House & Home Renovation […]

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Why to save & invest money for future? Here are 10 simple reasons

Are you saving for the future? NO or YES? If you are, then you must be wondering what a stupid question that is, because it’s so obvious that one needs to save money for the future. We all do it anyways! You are WRONG! Trust me, in last 10 yrs – we have dealt with […]

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Getting Bad returns from your mutual fund? Do the Rolling Returns Analysis!

Not happy with your mutual fund performance? Do you think its a bad mutual fund, because it is not doing well from last many years? A lot of mutual funds investors lose their patience looking at their mutual fund’s returns after they invest for 2-3 yrs. Its commonly suggested that an equity mutual fund will […]

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Don’t buy “Return of Premium Term Plan” – It does not make sense!

Does it makes any sense to buy “Return of Premium Term Plan”? The one-line answer is “NO – it does not make sense” A “Return of Premium Term Plan” or TROP as its called – pays back all your premiums at the end of the period, whereas the plain term plan doesn’t return back anything. Before […]

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