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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Chasing partial financial independence

Partial financial independence is a life stage wherein your investments can take care of your basic day to day expenses, but this amount is way short of what you may need to take care of your expenses over your lifetime.

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When you should invest in home … And when you shouldn’t

Buying a home is a big decision for many. While it often gives a sense of security, it is also a huge financial commitment. Unfortunately, many of us jump into “investing” in home soon after getting a stable income, without even being “ready” for it. This is often driven by need for a sense of […]

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Why do people lose money in stock market?

Ownership of good quality stocks has often been associated with wealth creation and financial independence. There have been several people who have made a good amount of wealth via stock markets – by investing, staying invested or trading. At the same time, there are many more who haveĀ  failed to emulate them, or lost money […]

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Common misconceptions about financial independence

Financial independence can be a good goal to aspire for, and even if you achieve partial financial independence, it may be good achievement. But, is the state of being financially independent as hunky dory as it is projected to be? Well, there are no straightforward answers, and it depends upon what your idea of financial […]

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19 financial mistakes to avoid in 2019

As the new year begins, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year. I am hoping that this year, I’ll make better financial decisions and hopefully people reading this will also do so. One good first step can be to avoid making bad financial decisions and keep improvising. Here are some financial mistakes one can […]

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What ROI you should be chasing while investing?

When you look around for investments, there is a glut – of investment products, of products packaged as investments and products masquerading as investments. However, when it comes to spending real money you need to have a right mix of investments. There is no one right approach towards investments, and there can be several approaches […]

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Major roadblocks to achieving financial independence

The road to achieving financial independence can be intimidating for the uninitiated. However, once on this path, once can realistically hope to achieve at least partial financial independence at some point in life. Right approach is important for achieving financial independence. At the same time one needs to be cognizant about the factors that can […]

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