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Changes in PPF and NSC rules for NRIs

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NSC is deemed to be encashed on the day the holder becomes an NRI, while PPF account is deemed to be closed if the status of the account holder changes. With changes in investment rules for select small savings schemes, … Continue reading

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What if I live too long

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It is a rare thing to hear of someone who has celebrated their 100th birthday. It is rarer still to meet such a person. But with improving health facilities a day would come soon that there would be more than … Continue reading

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Retirement seems to be the lowest priority financial goal for many Indians

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A recent report by the Reserve Bank of India throws light on the financial complexion of Indian households. Very briefly, we tackle five points: Assets, Liabilities, Pension, Insurance and Retirement. You can read the entire report here. What assets do … Continue reading

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How does a Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) work

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Source: Morningstar A systematic withdrawal plan, or SWP, is a facility that allows an investor to withdraw money from an existing mutual fund at predetermined intervals (a fixed date every month, once every two months, or even quarterly). This generates … Continue reading

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Life is so unpredictable

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Here is a very interesting but heart touching blog by a lady who narrates her hardships in order to get the things in order after the death of her husband in an accident……a lesson to learn. Few things I learned … Continue reading

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Investing Mistakes To Avoid

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Source: Morningstar I talk with investors almost every day, and over time the same themes emerge and I hear the same mistakes over and over again. So, to help save you from repeating the same mistakes and losing a lot … Continue reading