How can you add an “extra” Godrej lock in your bank locker and make it 10 times more secure?

Today you are going to learn how you can add an “extra” 3rd lock in your bank locker and make it really more secure compared to what it is now at this moment. This information is really hidden one and almost no one is aware about this really interesting and useful thing.

I would like to thank Jay Sheth, a reader of this blog to share this information with me in one of his comments. Let’s acknowledge him fully for his openness for sharing this amazing information with all of us and appreciate him to take out time to send me all the pictures and information which you are going to read below. The author of this article is Jay Sheth, so from now on the article language will be as if he is sharing his experience.

Why there is 3rd Key Hole in the bank locker ?

One day when I was operating my Bank locker I realized that there is a third hole in the bank locker apart from the two key holes where I and the bank person put our respective keys to open the locker. This made me wonder as to why it has a third key hole when it’s not being used?

third hole in bank locker

With these thoughts, I further researched on this. There is hardly any information on the internet. I met several authorities, contacted Godrej (who are manufacturing locker cabinets) and found something very useful. There is something called as “Renter’s Personal Lock” which is available directly from Godrej, and we could fit it ourselves easily with just a screw driver.

So if you open your bank locker, and see the exact back side of this 3rd keyhole, you will see that there is a specific fixed place along with already drilled screw holes , where this “Renters Personal lock” from Godrej can be installed. Let me show you how the back side looks like

backside of bank locker

How to Install this lock in Bank Locker ?

There two ways you can install this extra lock in your bank locker.

Method #1 – Install it yourself – This method is recommended, to install the lock yourself. It is very straight forward. When you buy this Lock from Godrej, It comes into a sealed pack, with the lock, one single key, and 2 screws. All you need is a screw driver at your end to install this. Visit your bank locker, once the bank person opens the locker for you, and leaves from there, you can then close the door first (so that no one disturbs you). And then you can put the lock in the bank of the locker and install it with screws there.

Here are the easy steps to put up the lock yourself:

  1. Insert the key in the “extra” (bottom left) keyhole.
  2. From the back side of the door, place the new lock in such a way that the key inserted above gets in its keyhole. This will give you the correct positioning quickly.
  3. Tighten the two given screws with a screw driver (top left and bottom right side respectively).

Let me show you a sample picture of how it has to be installed, it will give you a fair idea.

install godrej lock into bank locker

Here is an important point if you are installing it on your own. Just get your locker opened and wait for the officer to walk out. Then install it at your pace and leisure. Next time when you want to open it, you will have to put both keys (the key cannot be taken out while the lock is open, which is for our safety only. But the officers will know). But that’s perfectly fine, as it is absolutely legal and allowed – just that many officers do not know the rules, so to avoid arguments with them just put it up silently for the first time. Read this incident where one guy struggled to get back his locker content back after it was closed by bank.

Method #2 – Installation by Godrej – Contact the Godrej Dealer in your city and they will send a person who will take around Rs. 250-300 as installation charges and will do it for you. This is a simple way, but cost a bit to you. There could be the following issues in this approach:

a)  You might not be able to find the right person in your city, as this whole thing is not well known and even some Godrej guys are not aware about it. Manish called a guy in Pune who said that you can get this done in Pune. You might want to search a bit in your own city.

b) For confidentiality reasons, you might not want them to know the bank, location and locker number of the locker in which you intend to put this lock. Naturally, all of this is compromised if they install it for you.

c) You might have a hard time convincing the bank officials that this is indeed a person from Godrej, as many banks are pretty strict about only allowing the actual renters to enter the locker room.

Once you are done installing the extra lock, from there on, your locker will open only when all the 3 keys are applied, where those 3 keys are

  • Your Main Locker Key
  • Bank Locker Key
  • Your EXTRA Godrej Locker Key

Here is how it looks from the front when you have installed the extra lock.

bank locker front with godrej lock

Should I really add this “extra lock” to my locker ?

Bank lockers are very safe compared to your home locks. But then it is only comparatively safe. You must have read about a lot of incidents where there were robberies in bank and lockers were looted, you might also have read about stories of how someone’s locker belongings were missing when they checked it after many years. There is always this thought which crosses one’s mind that what if there is some security loophole, or if someone misuses your bank locker main key, what if it’s lost and goes into a wrong hand? In that case, if you are too concerned about your bank locker and want to add a 3rd layer of security (which is just one time work and costs a bit) , then you can install this 3rd lock.

There have been incidents where bank lockers have been compromised and looted . So now its your choice, if you want to add this extra lock in your bank lockers or not.

How to Buy the Personal Renter’s Lock ?

Now let’s come to the main topic of from where you can buy this extra lock called “Renters Personal Lock”. You will get this only and only from Godrej company. You can contact a Godrej dealer in your city and ask him about this lock. It costs approximately Rs. 800-1000. If you are interested in getting it installed by the Godrej person, then you should ask about this from the same dealer itself.

renters personal lock from godrej

You can buy the lock and get it via Courier

You might face some issue finding it, but don’t worry. Keep trying to find it from many vendors, try to search Godrej dealers from justdial or internet and will surely be successful.

If you are in Pune – then you can buy it from this place mentioned below.

Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co Ltd

4, Shop 517,Dyananda Society,

Dyananda Society Sadashiv Peth,

Pune, Maharashtra ( West ) – 411030

Phone – 020-24471453

Price mentioned by them over phone to us – Rs 880

If you are outside Pune, you can still buy it and get it delivered via courier

Manish called them and confirmed that they will be able to deliver the lock via courier to all over India, however the courier charges will apply apart from the lock price of Rs 880.

Just call 020-24471453 and the contact person is Mr. Gafur Shaikh . Hope you get it 🙂

(Please understand that we are just connecting you to them, and nothing else. If you face any issues with them, it will be between you and them, dont blame us for that)

Let us know if you are going to install this extra lock in your locker or not. Also tell us what you feel about this information.

Finally thanks Jay for sharing this useful information with all of us.

LIC Online Term Plan Launched – 37% cheaper than Offline version

Good News! . Finally LIC Online Term plan is launched. The name of its online term policy is LIC e-Term and can be bought via LIC Direct initiative. Investors community was waiting for this online term insurance from LIC from very long time and finally many will buy the term plan to cover their family. In this article I want to give you a crisp review of LIC Online Term plan.

LIC online term plan launched

Let me share some of the features of LIC Online

1. Completely online buying – without agent help

Like any other online term plan, LIC e-Term is completely online term plan. You just need to calculate your premium, give your details online and then buy the policy by paying the premium. Incase you need to appear for medical examination, that will be done offline.

2. Different premium for smokers and non-smokers

There are two categories of premiums which will apply. The first one is called Aggregate category which will apply for all those who will choose the sum assured between 25 lacs and 49 lacs (it does not matter if you are smoker or non-smoker) . This category has to be chosen if you are smoker anyways (incase you take more than 50 lacs of sum assured)

The next category is non-smoker is called Non-smoker if are choosing sum assured more than 50 lacs and if you are a non-smoker.

choose category in lic eterm online term plan

3. Eligibility Conditions and Other Restriction

  • Minimum Sum Assured : Rs. 25 lacs for Aggregate category and Rs 50 lacs for Non-smoker category
  • Maximum Sum Assured : No limit
  • Minimum age at entry : 18 years (completed)
  • Maximum age at entry : 60 years (nearest birthday)
  • Maximum cover ceasing age : 75 years (nearest birthday)
  • Minimum policy term : 10 years
  • Maximum policy term : 35 years

4. Cooling-off period

If the Policyholder is not satisfied with the “Terms and Conditions” of the policy, the policy may be returned to us within 30 days from the date of receipt of the policy bond stating the reason of objections. On receipt of the same the Corporation shall cancel the policy and return the amount of premium deposited after deducting the proportionate risk premium for the period on cover, stamp duty charges, expenses for medical examination and special reports, if any.

Cheaper Premiums of LIC Online Term Plan

The great news is that LIC Online term plan premium is much cheaper than the offline version of its term plan. If you see the premium rate charts, you will see the premiums for LIC e-term is around 20-30% cheaper then the offline version.

For example – The Yearly premium for LIC online term plan for 50 lacs sum assured was Rs 7,300 (for 30 yrs old male and for 30 yrs term), compared to Rs 11,600 for the offline version (LIC Jeevan Amulya II) . For the same profile HDFC Click2Protect charges Rs 6,000 , so LIC online term plan is around 20% costlier to HDFC Click2Protect plan.

Here is the graphical comparison for the premium difference between 3 policies

LIC online term plan premium difference

Details you have to provide for taking LIC online term insurance ?

When you buy the online term policy from LIC, here will be few things required. Those are as follows

  • Details about your occupation/ Educational qualification
  • PAN number
  • Your Income Details ( Form 16 / ITR for last three Years or P&L Account)
  • Details of all your previous life insurance policies (like policy number, sum assured, plan etc) taken in last 3 years.
  • Details of family members like age, state of health, age and cause of death (if applicable)
  • Details of your medical history including illnesses, injuries and any medication.
  • Bank details like Account number, MICR code etc.

Can NRI take the online term plan from LIC ?

Yes, NRI’s can also buy the term plan from LIC, but it clearly mentions that they will have to be present in India for medical examinations.

Step by Step process of buying LIC Term plan online – VIDEO

You can just go to this LIC eTerm Page and start the process of buying the plan. Below you can watch a 10 min video on how to buy LIC online term insurance policy in step by step manner. I have explained more of the things in the video itself.

Comments on LIC Platorm and overall experience

I have gone through the overall form filling experience and I find it well researched and thorough. LIC has taken a lot of time to come up with platform. Given the popularity of LIC and the trust of its customers, LIC will surely be going miles and will gain millions of new customers. Investors now are well aware of the importance of term plan and its popularity will only grow overtime.

Are you buying the LIC Term plan ? How did you find the review ?

Last Bootcamp Batch of this season from 19th May (Free Wealthclub membership worth Rs 4,999)

It is said that all the good things come to an end; with this article we are announcing the last batch of our online Boot camp. Initially we planned to conduct such boot camps on regular basis but looking at our current schedule and projects on hand we won’t be able to conduct boot camps on regular basis.( It is not like we will never do them but yes it will take some time for them to re-start)

bootcamp environment

Last batch comes with a SPECIAL GIFT

Here is your LAST Chance to be a part of our BOOT CAMP

Kindly see this blog post as personal invitation from our team to participate in our upcoming boot camp. If you are someone who wants to be a part of committed investors mastermind group, you will create a lot of value for yourself. You will get a chance to work on your financial life and will be able to gain valuable insights.

If we (I and Manish) had to choose between financial planning and boot camp we would opt for boot camp because here you get a chance to learn from other investors, here you learn to get on driver’s seat and because boot camp is all about TAKING ACTION and moving forward.

Some of the highlights of Bootcamp

  • Bootcamp happens online on facebook group (closed)
  • Bootcamp is flexible in timings, so there is no fixed timings when you have to be available
  • Bootcamp is a group program which helps everyone to learn from group and move ahead each week collectively
  • Bootcamp is 6 weeks program
  • Every week bootcamp focuses on one area of your financial life
  • Bootcamp is an action oriented program, not knowledge oriented

The BIG Debate – One should Lend money to relatives and friends or NOT?

In past have you ever extended any kind of financial support to some friend or relative and now you are unable to recover the money that you gave? You may have tried hard to get your money back but instead of money you only receive (false/genuine) promises in return. Imagine of a situation where your close relative or friend is in real need of money, they place you in a position where you just can’t say NO to them. And out of your goodness you end up lending money to that person.

lending money to friends and relatives

The important questions that one needs to ponder are; you should lend money to friends and relatives or NOT? What to do when people don’t return money on time? What to do when the situation is highly emotional and it is hard to say NO? One should get totally practical or not? Do you earn to help others or you earn for your own financial well-being? What if some people want to take undue advantage of your strong financial position and they act needy all the time?

I want to share what we posted inside our boot camp 6th Batch

Wednesday Brainstorming Question

How many of you have given money to some friend or relative and you are now afraid to ask for your own money? – Let’s brainstorm on what really STOPS people in asking for their own money also let’s discuss how one can initiate such recovery conversation. Giving money is one part of the story what about the other part which is about recovering your money (With or without interest)

To create wealth one has to be a good receiver and not just a good GIVER. If you are only good at GIVING it just does not work. We want you to call-up your friend or relative and initiate money recovery conversation, here in such issues it is NOT about money, it is always about your relationship with money.

We would also love to hear experiences from those who are willing to ask for their own money. (We want this group to recover all such blocked money)

PS: In case you have taken money from someone we invite to have conversation about returning that money. Don’t wait for other person to come and ask. This is how you master your relationship with money and people.

Amazing Reply by Arnab Mitra

We received some amazing sharing and experiences from all our participants. All the experiences shared were amazing but a few points raised by Arnab Mitra (who is also the co-author today with us on this article). He encouraged us to write this article.

Here is the reply by Arnab

Under certain circumstances and situational basis, people lend money to relatives, friends, sometimes to the circle of your labors. Earlier I saw my parent’s situation of how they struggled to reclaim loaned money from their blood relations ( YES indeed ..) . And now, I am no exception either. I have already lent a relative and a servant significant amount of money. I understood their requirements, and as I mentioned – situational bias obliged me to lend. However, the position/response of reclaiming the amount back is not satisfactory. I am able to recover recurring partial payment from 2nd person ( who is not a relative ) from his monthly wages , but recovering the significant amount of money loaned to my relative is quite away.

Several phone calls/reminders didn’t seem to work. Interestingly, the relationship is so close that I didn’t think about to inform my family. But, few months ago, as I was indeed worried whether I would get my money back, I had to inform my close ones. It was very very embarrassing situation for me as well as for my close ones to discuss on lending. I have received a part payment but – certainly there is imbalance in that relationship. There are few more such instances I have mentioned below.

My leanings from the above

1. Forget about relationship (obviously if it’s within your own family) when money comes in between you and distant relatives. Controlling emotional thrust is what I have learnt can zip your wallet.

2. It is all about your hard earned money – it’s not for donation.

3. How small the amount is – if you loan to someone – go chase it. Let me share similar fact – I gave Rs. 500 to worker, who runs a tiny store next to our apartment complex to iron people’ apparels. I made sure I recovered that through enough number of apparels without paying to recover the amount. May be people think – what the hack – just for Rs. 500 – but that is what circumstances taught me.

4. Another one – I loaned Rs. 3K to a known person as he is about to setup a homeopathy dispensary. That guys requested amount from all of the families in our apartment complex. What we did, we kept a diary of record of money loaned by each lender and got it signed by us and that person. We will recover a monthly amount from him once, the dispensary is fully functional.

5. The above steps seem to show selfishness, but those have changed my behavior of lending money ( even though if its Rs. 100 ) , and to become selfish.

Let me also share the exact snapshot from our bootcamp page, so that you get the feel !

arnab mitra reply on bootcamp on lending

7 dimensions to keep in mind while lending money

1. Give space to NO

There are so many people who end up lending money just because they are not able to say NO. How will it look? Is the question that clouds their head and they are not able to say no in that crucial moment. Now, we also have category of people who very well know that they should learn to say NO but still they end up saying yes. Your “yes” turns expensive when you are hold a NO in your mind.

I was once participating in a seminar where I was taught that 99% of people are victim of ‘looking good factor’, when in front of people they either try to look good or they are busy trying to avoid looking bad. In some situation saying NO serves you better and so learn to say NO when you are not in a mood of lending money to someone.

2. Create Clear agreement

While lending money people are aligned with each other but what about agreement. Alignment is internal chemistry between two people whereas agreement is something which happens in the external world. When it comes to lending money along with good alignment one needs to create clear agreement with each other. Creating clear agreement is about agreeing to something which leads to mutual understanding of things.

Here is how you create an agreement – “I am giving you x amount for x purpose and you agree to return full amount with/without interest by so and so date”. When you create clear agreement there is very little space for expectations to breed. People who fail at creating clear agreement while lending money always get disappointed by expectations that they set for the other person.

3. First check your Capacity to lend

You may have money to give someone but do you have the capacity? Once your basics are in place and after making all the investments for your goals if you are left with surplus money, it shows you have extra capacity to lend. A lot of people miss out on this point, their decisions are driven by their emotions and they do not take decision to lend money based on their capacity. One should lend only when one has the capacity to lend and not otherwise because such casual lending will have direct negative impact on your financial life and future.

4. Prepare a legal document or take something in writing

This point according to me is the most important point to consider while lending money to someone. Adding the legal dimension sometimes checks the genuineness of the person who is asking for financial help. If the person is clear he is going to return the money he/she wont hesitate for such legal documentation. Also in many cases it has happened that instead of returning money, the borrower claims money from the family of lender. (In case of sudden death of lender). Such confusions and complexities can be avoided with the help of legal documentation or by taking things in writing.

5. Mechanism of Reminders

Most people fail to set-up mechanism of reminders. While lending money both the lender and borrower can decide upon weekly, monthly or bimonthly reminders. You can set auto reminders on your google calendar or by email,sms or by calling each other at regular intervals. It is important to stay in communication because once the channel of communication breaks it becomes difficult to recover your money after some time.

6. Habitual Behavior

If more than 3 to 5 people have not returned your money so far it means you haven’t yet got in touch with your habitual behavior. May be you give money and then wait for the other person to return money on its own. Lending money is not bad but such habitual behavior can keep you away from your own money. A lot of people stop lending money after one or two bad experiences because they feel they are now wounded. Instead of stopping to help people financially why not examine your habitual behavior that prevails in your relationship with money.

7. Check what’s behind the curtain

A friend of mine approached me once for money. I asked him why he wants money and he said, “I want to pay salary to my employees and so I am in need of money”. I immediately told him money is not your problem, poor cash-flow management is your real problem and so let’s fix that so that you never find yourself in such situation. People who borrow money always see money as ultimate solution to their problem, but as a lender you have to check what’s hiding behind the curtain. I personally feel that providing such powerful guidance is much more powerful than just lending money.

Conclusion – Pick phone and get clarity

If you have given money to someone we invite you to initiate fresh set of conversation with that person and share your experience with us on the blog. Also, if you are someone who needs to return money to someone, pick up the phone and bring clarity with that person. We have used the word debate in the title because to lend or not to lend is a personal choice. Lending is not bad; asking for your own money is not pressurizing. The intention behind this article is to make you aware before you lend money to someone so that you do not become victim lender.

Work on your financial life with our Online Facebook Bootcamp Support

Lastly, our 7th Batch of boot camp is starting from 19th of May, if you want to learn from other committed group of investors and want to jump start your new journey as an investor, don’t miss to participate in our upcoming boot camp. (We want to sell this program to every investor on this planet)

This article is written by Nandish Desai along with Arnab Mitra. The Co-author of this article is Arnab Mitra who is based out of Kolkata; he works as IT Technology Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions Ltd (CTS).

Please share your inputs and your experiences about lending to friends and relatives in comments section please.

Are you Overestimating your future income and getting into debt trap ?

Today I want to discuss a problem which is part of almost everyone’s life and creates some really big issues. I am talking about the problem of “Over Estimating your Future Income” . Yes – A lot of people take their current life decisions, based on what they feel about their future career and future income.

over estimation of future income

My Salary Hike

When I was working in Yahoo, Bangalore around 2008, I saw all the newcomers around me “expecting” their salary hike to be around 20% and 25%, and guess what – It actually happened.

Then in 2nd year, the same people “estimated” that they deserve a minimum 15-20% salary hike at any cost, because they have given their best. It happened again ! .

Then in the 3rd year, they got into the same – “I think my salary hike this year will be .. ” game and by then these people were using maxing out their credit card limits, had bought all the financial products for tax saving and committed to pay huge premium, at times as high as 80,000 per annum. They were all living a life which they deserved after 7-8 yrs of their career.

Then there was a layoff in Yahoo and some people got FIRED (some were my friends)

One guy had almost finalized a home loan, obviously based on his “future income”. Another guy could not pay his credit card bills for next 3 months, because there was no money (he eventually got another job in few months) . And most of them wished if they had saved a bit more, it would have been a better situation.

We focus on positive side, but not on negative’s

The incident I explained above looks fine at the start of career, there is less to loose. But just imagine the depth of this problem. This shapes our financial life.

If you have been working for many years now, you probably have lots of things to achieve in life and due to peer pressure, you can go overboard on your expenses, just by assuming that your future is too bright. The issue is not that we look at the brighter side, the issue is that we look “only” on the brighter side – the salary hike, the promotion, the better salary if we switch companies, the extra bonus which we will get, and then the side income which we can generate along with job .. etc

We do not look at the negative side seriously or just under rate them. We feel job loss is something which happens to others, not us! . The accidents can never happen to us. We cant loose our wealth due to some reason. What about a sudden medical emergency which can wipe out your wealth, what about “No Salary hike” this year , what about “bonus below the expectation” , what about a Fraud which creates a big hole in your pocket?

When we see our future from current situation, it looks like a straight line without any issue or problems, we extrapolate our smooth past into future and every thing looks promising. However the reality is full of surprises, and problems. Things can go terribly wrong and it can really damage your plans in life. How serious it will be depends on how much over estimation you have done for your future income. The image below clearly explains what I want to say here.

your plan in life vs reality

I posted this same point about “overestimation of future income” on my facebook wall, and I got a very good reply from Vishnu Prasath, which I feel everyone should read, below is that reply

Vishnu Prasath reply for overestimation of future income

In our 6 weeks online Investors Bootcamp, one of the weeks is about getting clarity of your current situation and where you stand in your financial life. With the help of an amazing excel sheet, participants are able to find out 12 insights which are related to their financial life, it tells them key hidden points about their financial life.

Yeah .. I am starting my business !

Let me also touch upon the point – “starting my own business”. When you do calculations and plan for your business potential, MS Excel makes you millionaire on paper and shows you all the rosy picture. However things are so different in real life. Assume a person, who is going to leave his job and going to start a business/startup . He forcasts the cashflows and profits and declares that in next 1 yr itself he will break even and start making money. Life will be on track again, but in reality – it can take 4-5 yrs. There can be losses, things can go totally wrong ..

In that case, imagine the situation, the stress the family will go through , the “I told you so … ” the person has to be hear every month. This is one real life example almost all the not-yet-successful entrepreneurs can relate to .

How we spend more and more Today

So because we over-estimate our future income, we buy bigger car, bigger Home, we go on more longer and premium vacations, and commit to higher EMI’s which looks possible considering our future income and cash flows. I do not want to sound like a pessimist here, I am not saying don’t be confident in life or career, one always have to do a calculative move and take decisions based on some assumptions, but some people go over board and damage their future at the cost of today. On that point I want to focus on two main points – which are

We are Consuming more today and not leaving much for future

The biggest problem I see today in most of the people financial life is that they are consuming a lot on the name of “Life is here to Enjoy” .. Yes – its a crime if you dont enjoy your life despite earning so much, but there is a limit to it. There is a always a cieling to your spending. If your yearly salary package is Rs 8 lacs, then you should NOT be spending all 8 lacs , because you “feel” , next year your package will rise to 10 lacs and “at that time” you will save more. If your salary is 8 lacs per year, you should start with Rs 5 lac car, and not Rs 16 lacs car, because your future looks bright. It just does not work that way in most of the cases.

Getting into Debt Trap

Another issue is that, When things dont turn out as per your expectations, you also feel very disappointed and frustrated and start comparing your imagination with reality. Just because you assume future is too bright, you spend on those things, which you dont really need today, but have potential to pay. You also over spend and this is also a cause at times for Debt Trap, you get into a small debt first, you assume its normal and next month you will take care of it, and then it never happens and after 3 yrs, you feel you should have controlled yourself in the start itself.

One of the guys commented his real life experience on one of the facebook groups I am part of. Here is what he said

The biggest problem with our generation is that we overestimate our future cash flows,, think ourselves entitled to expensive lifestyle due to easy credit and fall prey to EMI trap rationalizing it with our increasing incomes every year. I represent this generation and have badly suffered the consequences of overestimating my future earnings.

I took personal loan for construction of my home, then took top up loan next year when my salary increase  and put it in interior and then again took maximum personal loan that I was entitled to for my sister’s marriage next year rationalizing every time that my income will only increase every year in my job.
But then I left job to start a business with one of my friends and all hell broke loose. All my cash flows dried up, debts increased and

I was reduced to begging for money. I had to live on borrowed money for more than a year. All my aggression,confidence,self image and big talks took a bad beating. It was hell of a time. Now I hate debt and credit of any kind. It is slavery, bondage and evil.

You never know when things can go wrong for no reason or for no mistake of yours. Think a hundred times before committing yourself for high EMI, high tenure loans.

(Source : Asan Ideas for Wealth Facebook Group)

How long can you survive financially if you loose your job ?

So you must be wondering about your own case right now. Let me ask a very simple question – “If you loose your job, how many months or year can you survive without working?” . This is a powerful and disturbing question at the same time. If you have been working for many years, and your answer to this question is in months, then there is some issue.

Whats the right way ?

There is no right or wrong way here, there is only logical way. You always have to keep a balance in your spending and saving. You can surely expect the future to be good and bright, but make sure you do not over leverage to a limit which turns out to be a disaster if things go wrong. Also think about situations which are negative and then take a balanced decision.

Let me know what are your comments on this topic ? Have you ever faced any issue because you over estimated things ?