Tax saving options under Indian Income Tax Section 80C

Section 80C under the Income Tax act of India provides several avenues to save tax. Currently an individual can get tax exemption up to Rs. 150,000 by investing in these instruments. Some of the tax saving options under Income Tax Section 80C in India are PF, PPF, ELSS, NSC, SSY, home loan principal repayment etc.

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What are your FIRE assumptions?

Are you looking to achieve FIRE – some time not in too distant future? Then you would probably have number at back of your mind. This calculations will rest upon some assumptions. – which may or may not always be true. What are some common FIRE assumptions?

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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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The risk in not investing in equities

While equities (including mutual funds) have historically given good returns in a long time horizon. they come with a risk. However, while there is a risk associated with investing in equities, there is a risk associated with not investing in equities also.What are the risks of not investing in equities?

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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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5 underestimated financial risks in early retirement

As a F.I.R.E. aspirant, you make certain assumptions about your post-retirement life, but do you plan out for unforeseen circumstances or eventualities that may arise? Are you aware of the possible financial risks in early retirement?

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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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7 reasons why people find it difficult to save money

Saving, and subsequently investing is the first step towards your financial goals.  Yet, many of us find it difficult to take this first step. This is arguably more common among people who have just started earning, but it is not uncommon to see people who are well established in their career unable to save! What are key reasons why people find it difficult to save money?

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10 practical tips for youngsters to save money

It’s easy to say – save money. But it is not always as easy to actually save money as giving advice to save money is! Without much conscious efforts in budgeting and understanding your spends, you are unlikely to save much. Or worse, you may fall into a debt trap Here are 10 practical tips for youngsters to save money.

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