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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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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10 tips to avoid getting into a debt trap

Love for debt (and EMI driven lifestyle) can be detrimental to your financial life.  It can make compounding work against you and may deter you from reaching your financial goals. Hence, it is important to avoid getting into debt trap if one is aiming for financial independence or partial financial independence. Here are 10 tips to avoid getting into debt trap.

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Tips to get out of debt

Debt, more often than not, is bad for your personal finance. The burden of servicing debt and paying your EMIs can make compounding work against you. Being in debt can make you pay a much higher price than you ought to be and have a long term implications on your financial journey.But if you have debt, and multiple types of debt, how do you get out of it? Here are some tips to get out of debt.

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How compounding can work against you?

Compounding can work wonders for your financial life. But, there is a catch. This assumes that you are prudent and wise with your money. Unfortunately, most of us aren’t. And this is a perfect way to make compounding work against you.

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10 reasons why people take personal loans

Running short of cash and the need is immediate? Dan’t worry, there is always a personal loan in the offing. Personal loans are, of late, not too difficult to access if you have a relatively stable source of income. In fact lot of banks & NBFCs have made a good business out of selling personal […]

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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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