Paying off debt versus investing money?

If you get some additional money in hand via a bonus or a pay raise – what should you do? Indulge yourself, pay off your debts/ loans, if any or invest? There are seldom any easy choices there – especially when it comes to paying off debt versus investing. And both may have their own merits and demerits!

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7 habits of well paid yet broke people

Earning good money – be it salary or business, is the first step towards a good lifestyle and being financially well off. Yet, it is not common for people to be well paid, have good lifestyle but financially struggling – almost broke. And for most, this is entirely avoidable.  But then, it requires a change in habits and changing the lifestyle that led to this. What are some habits of well paid but broke people?

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Common credit card mistakes you should avoid

Credit cards often receives lot of flak – partly because of humans using it. Yet it can be a very good tool to manage your finances. And it can also be a starting point for financial quicksand – which can manifest itself in form of unending and snowballing payments – thanks to the high interest rates they charge. However, you can avoid getting into this quicksand by avoiding some common credit card mistakes. What are some common credit card mistakes you should avoid?

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7 common money mistakes which beginners make

Money management is not an easy task. For the inexperienced, and often for experienced ones too, it is not difficult to spend money. It is saving and investing – things that form backbone of good money management, that is difficult. Invariably, lot of people make some common money management mistakes. Over a period of time, few learn the lessons, some don’t and many don’t even realize that something is amiss. What are some common money management mistakes which several beginners make?

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10 signs that you are living beyond your means

Living beyond your means is usually one of the first signs indicating the worrisome nature of your long term finances. It can eventually lead to a downward spiral of debt and debt repayment. Yet it is not common. One of the many reasons for this is not even realizing that you are actually living beyond your means.What are some signs that you are living beyond your means?

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10 reasons why you should get out of debt

It doesn’t take rocket science to understand that being in debt is not good for your financial health. Yet, lot of us fail to act and fall into the cycle of loans & EMIs. While we often treat debt as a financial problem (which it rightly is), it can impact other aspects of life too.Here are  some reasons for why you should try to  get out of debt as soon as possible, in case you are stuck in a debt trap.

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How compound interest works – for you and against you?

Compound interest is a powerful thing. If done well, the compounding machine can work wonders for your life. If not, compounding can work against you. Read more on how compound interest works – for you and against you

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5 tips to avoid lifestyle inflation

Lifestyle inflation is the rise in your expenses when your earnings go up. So when you get a pay hike, or switch to a better paying job or get an unexpected (or expected) bonus, your lifestyle has a tendency to upgrade. If your lifestyle in inflationary, your new expenses are likely to eat up any […]

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Real cost of buying a home for investment

Real estate has been one of the most popular investment options among people. People buy it either for living or as an investment. Among other things such as rental income & price appreciation, the pride and satisfaction of owning a home is one of the reasons why people invest in real estate. However, what is […]

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Capital protection or capital growth?

What is your purpose of investing – Most of the answers to this question can lead to one of the following – capital protection and capital growth. Which goal should you be chasing?

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