Why Practicing Goal Based Investing is Essential For Small Investors?

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Investments cannot be effective until done with a purpose. Hence, experts always advise goal based investing. But let me ask a simple question. Why we generally invest money? Because it is the right thing to do.   Many people buy and sell investments without any specific purpose or goal in mind. For them, practicing investment is […]

Retirement Planning: A comprehensive guide about how to do it [Calculator]

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Retirement planning is important. Why? Because this is what is going to give us financial independence after we’ve retired from our jobs/work. The planning will ensure the availability of the required fund when it’s time to retire. In India, majority service-class retired people depend on annuity to take care of their cash flow needs post-retirement. […]

Income Tax Slabs: Tax Liability Comparison Between 2020 and 2019 [Calculator]

In Union Budget presented in Feb’2020, a new tax regime has been proposed. The income tax slabs has been altered. Compared to 2019 the new tax rates are lower. But the lower tax rates will not necessarily reduce the tax liability for everyone. Who will benefit? Some will benefit from the new lower tax rates. […]

Emergency Fund: The Definitive Guide [New Perspective]

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What is Emergency Fund? It is a saving which is built to take care of unforeseen happenings of life. Hence such a saving, which caters only to unforeseen events, is categorised as emergency fund. It is that heap of cash which is used for managing unplanned urgencies like death, hospitalisation, car break-down, house repairs, penalty, […]

National Pension System (NPS): Is It A Good Tool For Retirement Planning [Guide]

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National Pension System (NPS) is a ‘retirement savings scheme’ which anyone can use to build retirement corpus. Yes, NPS is a corpus builder. In itself, NPS cannot generate income after retirement. Why I’m highlighting this fact? Because as an investor we must be aware that only NPS-investing will take us through. More needs to be […]

Annuity: All About Annuity in Retirement Portfolio [Plan]


What is annuity? It is an investment product for retired people. Only after retirement, a person can get the benefits of annuity. Annuity is purchased to generate guaranteed regular income. The frequency of income generated by annuity can be monthly, quarterly, semi annually or annually (depending on selection). Is annuity a life insurance? Annuity is […]

Early Retirement: How to Retire Early From Job [Now]

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From starting days in my job, I began searching answers for early retirement. It took me close to 16+ years to finally retire from my job. At the point of my retirement, I was 40+. How I did it? Why I did it? How you too can plan and retire early from job? Probably these […]

NPS can build bigger retirement corpus than EPF. But which is better?

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Almost all salaried people in India contributes to EPF scheme to build a retirement corpus. But NPS (National Pension System) did not had this kind of penetration. In 2009, GOI made NPS available for ‘all citizens’ of India. Earlier it was available only for the government employees. Today we know that NPS can build a […]

Which is Better Between Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) and SCSS

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GOI has announced a pension scheme called “Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)” for retired people above 60 years of age. PMVVY scheme was made available for sale since 4th-May’2017. It will remain available for sale only till 31st-Mar’2020. Only LIC of India has the sole right to operate PMVVY. One can buy online the […]

How Easy is the Online EPF Withdrawal Process?

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How difficult it was for people to understand the EPF withdrawal process? In good old days, EPF withdrawal process was known only to the employer. Hence it was not uncommon to find ex-employees being harassed by the employers for their EPF withdrawals. But the cases of harassment was a smaller problem. The bigger issue was […]

How much money do I need to retire from job: How to Calculate?

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When I was 25, I was already dreaming about financial independence. On one side, my father was enjoying his job even when close to retirement, while I was considering it (retirement) at the outset itself. Read more about how to be financially independent. [Check at the bottom of this post to know, where to invest […]