How can PPF help your money grow?

Public Provident Fund – or PPF can be a wonderful instrument to get assured, long term and tax free returns. And as we can see subsequently see in this article, PPF can help your money grow and compound in quite an amazing way. (Related article – Should you invest in PPF? ) PPF falls under […]

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Prerequisites before aiming for financial independence

Want to become financially independent (or partially financially independent? ). There is no magic wand but to earn decently, save & invest well and keep expenses low. Doing this, you may reach closer (at your own pace, depending upon your pace!). However, before beginning the journey towards financial independence, there are certain prerequisites, that you […]

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25 financial tips for a 25 year-old

If you are 25 year old, there is a good likelihood that you would have started working or are likely to start soon. And hopefully start(ed) managing your own finances.So, what do you do next? Here are 25 financial tips for a 25-year-old!

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Is Rs 1 Crore enough to retire in India?

If you have Rs. 1 Crore in your bank account, is it good enough to retire? Answering this question in affirmative or otherwise will not make or break your F.I.R.E. journey, in case you are pursuing one. However, it is a common question and asking more subsequent questions can help you arrive at a number […]

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PPF versus ELSS – Which is a better investment?

PPF or ELSS – Which is a better investment? – is a question in mind of many savers and/ or investors. While both these instruments are popular among people seeking tax exemption under Income Tax Section 80C, their objectives & eventual returns can be different. Before we begin, let’s try to understand each of these […]

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How much money is needed to achieve partial financial Independence in India?

Partial financial independence is a good first step towards complete financial independence (and early retirement, if that interests you!). Getting your numbers and assumptions right is a good first step towards it. This number may be different for different people based upon current savings, expenses, planned major expenses/ life goals and planned “life after partial financial independence”.

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Should you invest in Voluntary Provident Fund – VPF?

(Before we begin – PF = Provident Fund, EPF = Employee Provident Fund, VPF – Voluntary Provident Fund, PPF – Public Provident Fund) If you are a salaried employee in India, chances are that you would be contributing a chunk of your income towards your PF – Provident Fund. Currently, any company with 20 or […]

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How much money is needed to be financially independent in India?

How much money is needed to be financially independent? It depends primarily upon your lifestyle needs and financial goals. Someone with an extremely frugal lifestyle and no major financial goals would need less. For someone with an extremely lavish & flashy lifestyle, nothing would suffice.

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10 lifestyle traps that you should be wary of

Chasing lifestyle may be good for your self esteem, but chasing it indiscriminately without worrying much about your finances can soon put you on the road to financial doom. Unfortunately, this can happen even if you have lot of money to begin with. It is not uncommon to hear of celebrities occasionally going bankrupt. Isn’t […]

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