Tag: personal finance

Is It Enough to Have a Group Health Insurance or Should You Buy an Individual Health Insurance?

Standing where we currently are both economically and sociologically, it is perhaps a little redundant to talk about the benefits that health insurance policies can bring for an individual. By now, most of us know why we should have a comprehensive healthcare policy in place.

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ULIP Or SIP – Which is The Better Investment Option in India

All of us do not understand the importance of investments unless someone explains it to us why it is essential. Young professionals mostly spend most of what they earn, and save absolutely nothing. This is what most parents nag about every month, if their child makes and keeps nothing.

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Know the Working of Your Liquid Funds

Liquidity is an important aspect of one’s personal finances. Is bank savings account the best way to maintain liquidity? No, there are better ways of managing liquidity. We can here mention about liquid funds.

Liquid Fund is a kind of mutual funds which invest your money in money market instruments such as a certificate of deposits, commercial paper, and Treasury bills, with a residual maturity of up to 91 days. Continue reading “Know the Working of Your Liquid Funds”

What is SIP – All about SIP and SIP Calculator

With growing awareness about Mutual Funds, What is SIP is a very common question asked by those who are new to mutual funds. Simply speaking, SIP is a method of investing a fixed amount, regularly – weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually in a mutual fund scheme. SIP allows you to buy the units of your chosen scheme on a date/s chosen by you. You can invest a fixed amount in a chosen scheme every week, month or quarter, depending on your convenience through ECS (auto-debit from your bank account) facility or through post-dated cheques. Continue reading “What is SIP – All about SIP and SIP Calculator”

Make your Money work in your Interest

Recently SBI slashed interest rates and introduced a two-tier interest system for savings accounts, whereby savings accounts with less than 1 crore deposits will incur just 3.5% (this is a drop from 4%, which is the continued rate for deposits over 1 crore) The reason given behind the change was that, a decline in Inflation must be met with a corresponding decline in the savings rate. Continue reading “Make your Money work in your Interest”

The internet has revolutionized digital banking for individuals

Of all the inventions that truly revolutionised modern life, the Internet surely ranks as one of the top contenders. Combined with automation workflows powered by analytics in the backend, technology has revolutionized the banking experience for all customers, especially those with NRI accounts and FCNR accounts, which are less accessible physically. Banking today is less of a financial business and more of a technology business, and no wonder, the focus of investors is so high in the Fintech industry. Continue reading “The internet has revolutionized digital banking for individuals”

The Future of Digital Banking lies on UPI

Launched recently, a few months back, based on RBI guidelines, the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) offers an architecture and a set API standards to facilitate online payments more securely. The central UPI platform is developed and managed by the National Payments Corporation of India, which also manages other digital payment mechanisms like retail clearing platforms such as Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), National Automated Clearing House (NACH) and Cheque Truncation System (CTS). The move towards promoting UPI aims to simplify and provide a single interface across all NPCI systems so that they can facilitate seamless data interchange thereby facilitating superior user experiences across stakeholders like customers, service intermediaries and service providers. Continue reading “The Future of Digital Banking lies on UPI”

What is Life Insurance and what are Life Insurance Tax benefits

Meaning of Life Insurance

Life insurance is a protection against financial loss that would result from the premature death of an insured person. The named beneficiary or nominee receives the proceeds and is thereby safeguarded from the financial impact of the death of the insured. Continue reading “What is Life Insurance and what are Life Insurance Tax benefits”

Your first salary is your stepping stone to a stable financial future

Your first income opens a gateway to financial independence. But how you map your finances from there on will decide the course of your life.

One’s first salary is a watershed moment in one’s life. It may be a paltry sum or a handsome one, but one is never going to forget it for as long as one lives.

In many ways, the first salary marks a significant departure from when one is a youngster, to the point where one is considered a ‘grown up’[1]. It is a moment when one steps into the world as an earning member of society that can pay expenses and become responsible for themselves. If the salary is high enough, the person may even begin to shoulder the responsibilities of the household. Continue reading “Your first salary is your stepping stone to a stable financial future”