Importance of Health Insurance

What is Health or Medical Insurance ? The term health insurance is generally used to describe a form of insurance that pays for medical expenses. It is sometimes used more broadly to include insurance covering disability or long-term nursing or custodial care needs. To understand it in simple words, you pay some amount of premium […]

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All you want to know about Term insurance and Endowment policies with suitable examples

One of my good friend had a small argument with me, that she would not invest in Term Insurance, because she will not get any “returns” out of it. I believe investing in a term plan looked a very unprofitable thing to her as she never gets back the money she paid as “premiums”, if […]

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All you want to know about Options trading – For beginner investors

What is an Option? Option is a contract which gives buyer the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date. An option has an Expiry date, when its automatically exercised if it has any intrinsic value left. When you buy an […]

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Tax Treatment of Equity , Gold and Debt

Tax Treatment Equity Mutual Funds and Shares Short Term Capital Gain : If you sell it before 1 yr , the profit is called STCG and taxed at 15% (revised in 2008-09 budget) ,So if you make profit of 10,000 on shares or Equity mutual funds , you pay 1,500 as tax. Long term Capital […]

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REMF (Real Estate Mutual Funds)

Finally many people like me have chance to take take plunge in the rising and booming Real estate sector , Any one who does not have Crores and Lacs to invest in flats , plots etc , to earn the capital appreciation will to be able to invest even small amounts like 5,000 or 10,000. […]

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All you want to know about ULIPS

 What are ULIPS? ULIPS are investment cum insurance products, You take an insurance worth XYZ amount and then you pay some premium every year. Out of your premiums some amount is cut as administrative expenses (Premium allocation) and out of rest the mortality charges are cut for your insurance and the rest is invested in […]

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How Inflation affects your investment – compare inflation with the returns of different investment products

Do you remember the price of a movie ticket or any or your favorite thing few years back? It is the same today also? I don’t think so. It has increased by some numbers. This increase in the price is known as inflation. In this article I’m going to tell you what is inflation and […]

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The impact of bad decisions on your wealth creation

“You only have to do a very few things right in your life, so as long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffet. What should be your motive as an investor? – To earn great return on your investments with minimum risk, right? We generally take good amount of risk to […]

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Difference between Growth and DIvidend option in mutual funds

People are confused , really confused … There are 3 Mutual Funds Options (Growth , dividend , dividend Re-investment) and we will discuss those today. There are lot of misconceptions and myths which add to confusion in the world of mutual funds and agents use it against investors and make them fool … Different Options […]

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All about SIP , systemetic Investment plans

SIP is a way of investing in Mutual Funds where you pay a fixed amount each month for a fixed tenure. Like If you take an SIP of 5,000 for 1 year on Jan 1, 2008, you will be paying Rs 5,000 per month for next 12 months. Please understand that its not a financial […]

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