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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5 reasons why aiming for FIRE makes sense

While you are aiming for FIRE, it may well happen that you may not achieve it or may achieve just partial financial Independence. But the financial independence mindset may align you towards the possibility of this happening, if situation be. Here are 5 reasons why aiming for FIRE makes sense.

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The financial independence mindset

There are many people who make lot of money and can be potentially financially independent in future, but they don’t. Conversely, there are many people who may not be making much money but can potentially be closer to financial independence in few years. They may or may not get there. But they can at least be on that path. What differentiates the both? Arguably it is the starting point – the mindset – the financial independence mindset.

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Are your investments really profitable?

We all want our investments to be profitable and deliver good returns. But how do we evaluate profits on investment? Is it a simple selling price minus cost price of the investment? Or is it not simple as it sounds? Is there a sure way to know if your investments are really profitable?

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3-point checklist before you begin investing

Investing right can be a great way to make and grow wealth. If done right, in long run, investing can help you achieve your financial goals and even financial independence. The earlier you start your investing journey, the better it is. It gives you much more time to let compounding work wonders for you! However, investing, while important, is not the only goal of your financial journey. Here is a small 3-point checklist that you should tick off before beginning your investment journey.

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How much term life insurance should you have?

For a novice, understanding life insurance can be like navigating a maze. It is often confusing to choose from the plethora of life insurance options that are available. Some “experts”/ salesmen say that you should buy endowment plan or money-back plans. Some say, go with plain vanilla term life insurance. How do you navigate this […]

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Financial planning is more than just chasing high returns

While preparing a financial plan for ourselves and our family, we tend to focus on investment part of it. Agreed, it is an important aspect of financial planning, but it is not the only thing. We often tend to get attracted by the investments that give higher returns. However, in the pursuit of high returns, do we lose the sight of other aspects of financial planning journey?

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