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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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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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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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 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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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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