Buying a home means something different to each person. But one thing is the same for just about everyone – it’s going to be expensive. In addition to saving up 5-20% for a down payment, on average homebuyers pay 2-5% of purchase price in closing costs as well.
If you want to realize the American dream of home ownership, you don’t have to be house poor. There are ways you can use your living situation to save money each month and offset the cost of buying. Continue reading “5 Ways a New Homeowner Can Save Money”
As more and more people realise that investment needs a lot of prudence, financial services companies are focusing more and more on bringing out new models of mutual funds which are attempting to provide higher returns to potential investors based on their risk exposure. Continue reading “Top 10 Benefits of New Models of Mutual Funds”
For most of us, insurance is just a way of risk mitigation for those unwanted times when health problems occur. While it is true, that in life, problems seldom come alone, it is also true that preparation beforehand can help to mitigate many of the challenges which may be faced by us during those testing times. Continue reading “Putting Health Back in Health Insurance”
Proper compensation of a company’s workforce is critical in any business, especially for those who have a sales team that brings in new customers and nurtures relationships existing ones. Creating a sound sales compensation plan is vital to continuous business growth because it keeps your salespeople motivated in addition to encouraging the best performers to stay on. Continue reading “3 Things to Consider When Setting Up a Sales Compensation Plan”
The Unified Payment Interface (UPI) was introduced in India in 2016. This system is set to change the way we transact money.
Money is important to everybody, but in recent times, it has become vital to our very existence. Rising living costs and an economy not yet performing to its full potential combine to rob most of us of a large chunk of our income every year. Add to that the fear of another demonetisation ever taking place again, and people are sceptical about keeping a large amount of funds at home as well. Continue reading “UPI Payments: What you should know about it”
Few things can impact your tax bill like owning a home. And if you’ve been busy shopping, choosing, buying, and closing on a house, we’re going to bet that you forgot all about this pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Continue reading “The 7 new homeowner tax breaks you may be missing out on”
Most people can’t afford to pay cash for their home. Properties are an expensive acquisition, so unless you are an A-Lister or Walter White, you probably don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars lying around in your bank or closet. Sadly, this means you have no choice but to go cap in hand to a lender and persuade them to give you a mortgage. Continue reading “Is the Time Right to Refinance Your Home?”
Before you ask how they work or if they truly work, it’s important to understand howa debt help service company operates. In a nutshell, debt help or debt relief services offer you assistance to get out of debt through various means, which include, but are not limited to, credit counseling, debt consolidation, and debt negotiation. Continue reading “Do Debt Help Services Really Work?”
You may know of several people who have lost their capital while investing in mutual funds. A common reason for this is that they tend to invest in the wrong funds. Furthermore, entering the fund and exiting at the right time to minimize losses is important.
Before you consider investing in such funds, you need to consider some factors. Assessing your age, risk profile, and investment goals will help you shortlist the appropriate mutual funds. Continue reading “Here’s What You Must Know before Investing in Mutual Funds”
Interestingly, while people are independently concerned about saving taxes and for maintaining the best possible health conditions, the two often happen in isolation. It would be indeed prudent to have a perspective on how both the objectives may be connected for a more holistic picture. Apollo Munich provides a smart perspective in this infographic.
Continue reading “Can your Health help you to Save Tax?”
When you invest in shares, it is important to regularly review the news because it affects the stock prices. The news may be good, bad, or neutral and you must be able to understand its possible implications and how much impact will it have on the stock markets. Continue reading “Impact of the News on Stock Prices”
For each of the big successes in our lives, there are at least a few women who makes it feasible for us to reach up to the stars. Most prominent among them is probably our mother who shapes our childhood and prepare us for our future. Then comes the lady of our lives who continue to support us in all the ways possible, throughout the rest of our lives. They continue to make small sacrifices, so that we can focus on what we like doing and reach our destiny. In our lives, they are the ones who never stop believing in us, our dreams, our passions, they do all that they can to inspire us in the roller coaster journey we happily call life. In return, while nothing is really expected, we would love to do small things for her, so that they can also follow their dreams and passions. The constant support which we give each other makes our life a beautiful one. Continue reading “Thanking you all for #aBeautifulLife – Happy Women’s Day”
What is a Credit Score?
A credit score is not something that most people will think about until they want to apply for a credit card or a loan that they really need. It is a basically numerical representation of an individual’s creditworthiness and, therefore, a primary consideration for lenders. Lenders like credit card companies and banks, engage companies to compile credit reports and derive the credit score from those reports. Continue reading “Understanding Your Credit Score and How to Maintain a High Rating”
Many people ignore taking a life insurance policy in early stages of their career. Many young people buy their first life insurance policy only after they have children. Life insurance protects your dependents from financial distress in the event of your unfortunate death. You should understand that your dependents are not just your spouse and children. For example, if you provide financial support to your parents, then your parents are your dependents even if you are single. Continue reading “Why term plan is must for protecting financial future of your family”
The most important thing that financial institutions check for determining your eligibility for a loan or credit card is your CIBIL score. The CIBIL score is basically a three-digit number that summarizes your credit history. It is calculated using factors like your loan repayment history, your total available credit balance and how long you have used credit and the number of loans and their distribution between secured and unsecured components. Your repayment history accounts for over one third of the score. Continue reading “Know your CIBIL score with PAN Card”
In case you are applying for a business loan, there are some essential tips which can help you get proper funding for your business plan or expansion needs and help to protect for business loan rejection or tax deduction.
Are you applying for a business loan? You should definitely follow a few tips which ensure success as far as getting funding for your blueprint or business plan is concerned. Submitting your very first business loan proposal can be a hugely daunting affair with the gazillions of financial documents required along with a thorough scrutiny of your personal and business credit history as well. Here are five tips that will help you get your application successfully approved without any hitches. Continue reading “Everything about Business Loan Explained: Interest Rate to Tax Deduction”
There are a lot of tools available these days to help businesses cut costs and increase customer convenience. Contactless payment machines are one of the newest technologies helping small businesses to boost their profits and keep their customers happy. If you haven’t invested in one yet, now is definitely the time to consider it. Continue reading “Where Can Your Small Business Use Contactless Machines?”
Making sure your investments are as profitable as possible is always a challenge, and managing a portfolio of commercial properties might be one of the hardest, but the rewards it can bring to the savvy investor are great, so here are some essential things to bear in mind. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Commercial Property Portfolio”
When one decides to buy home insurance cover, there are several questions that arise in his or her mind. The first question is, how much a home insurance cover is going to cost me or to put it in other words, what will be the premium amount I would be paying to the house insurance company for coverage. This is a very logical question since it plays a crucial role in determining the degree of protection and coverage needed for your home, taking into consideration the budget you have and other associated economic factors. Continue reading “What does Home insurance policy cost?”
Now, renewing your lapsed car insurance policy is no more remain a daunting task. To expedite the policy renewal process, you can choose to inspect your car yourself with the help of the insurance mobile app. All you need is the latest insurance app and good internet connectivity. This self-inspection process not only helps you save your time but also helps you renew your policy while on the go. The following infographic will help you understand the process involved in a mobile self-inspection of the car. Continue reading “How to do mobile self-inspection for your car”
There are two sure-fire ways of taking your online business to the next level, according to studies complied by Rutgers Online. First, you need to make sure the mobile shopping experience is as good as it can be. More customers are making purchases using nothing but their smartphones and a smooth, enjoyable mobile shopping experience is a must. The second element to consider adding to an online store is the ability to process credit card and mobile payments. Continue reading “Take Your Online Business to the Next Level”
Many small business owners find that at some point in their business’s lifespan they are in need of a little extra cash. The reasons for this sudden influx of money will vary from business to business, but there is one thing they all have in common: their business likely won’t survive without it. And that’s where small business loans come in. However, getting a small business loan isn’t necessarily as easy as getting a car loan or even a home loan. So to help you get the money you need to keep your business running smoothly, here are three tips for acquiring a small business loan. Continue reading “3 Tips for Acquiring A Small Business Loan”
It is very essential to understand that when a firm is particularly starting up. Rather, it is just aware about the debt it should follow some prevention to make a safe landing. The market is completely filled with the highest rate of competition. Thus, it is important to play very safe when you get to know about the competition. A strategically moved line up can help you to resolve various issues that underlie a business. To a certain extent, it is important to understand a business preliminary needs a good amount of specific investment to make a good start in the market. Continue reading “Reduce Your Cash Flow For A Smooth Recovery From The Debt”
Falling in debt is no crime when you are doing business. Neither is it something by which you can lose all your property and belongings. Well, on this aspect, there has to certain concern. It is not that easy to get revived unless the debts are not attended well. On many occasions, it is seen that eth startup companies fall easily without having much growth. Well, the reason may be many. The primary among them is the increased rate of debt that has been increased under your rand name. Thus, it is imperative to understand the lease period of your loan. Continue reading “Consolidation is a boon to get revived from a business debt”
Accounting is one of the most important aspects of any enterprise, but it’s still surprising how many small business owners are completely unaware of basic accounting principles. If you’re a small to medium business owner who handles most of the accounting in your business on your own, or have your have your accounting done by an accounting department or a third party, there are some crucial mistakes that you need to steer away from if you don’t want to face severe consequences. In this article, we’re going to touch on five of the most common mistakes business owners make when it comes to accounting. Continue reading “5 Common Accounting Mistakes Small Business Owners Make”
Being rich is great, but being wealthy has more enduring value. Let’s understand how to move from being rich to being wealthy.
All of us dream of a stable life for ourselves, where there is enough money in our account to meet all our expenses. Some of us have a lot of money in our hands at intermittent points of time, but this does not mean that we are wealthy. Let us examine the difference between the two concepts: Continue reading “5 The main difference being super rich and being wealthy”
As more and more Indians get access to banking, they are also looking to create wealth by the simple expedient of keeping their savings invested for longer periods of time.
It is safe to assume that India is in the midst of a banking revolution, the likes of which has never been seen before in the country.
The World Bank estimated that up to the year 2014, the penetration of banks in all segments of India increased from 35% in 2010 to 53% in 2014. When the ruling political parties at the Centre changed in 2014 and the present Government floated its Jan DhanYojana Scheme, a further proliferation of savings bank accounts took place. The scheme aimed at financial inclusion for all classes and masses of society – and by January 2015, over 125 million new bank accounts had been opened. Continue reading “Savings accounts, and the trend of annual interest return”
Last Sunday, when my mother told me that I look like my father, there was a quick flashback of what we all had to endure in the past few years. A few years ago, a truck coming from the wrong direction hit my Dad’s car. A passerby took my father to a hospital where he was admitted for 20 days. His legs crippled forever! As I was quite young at that time, my mother did not tell anything about my father’s accident. Continue reading “I wish my dad had bought a Personal Accident Insurance Policy!”
While rising debt levels and the return of 100% mortgages may be interpreted as portents for another global recession, neither of these are as concerning as the words of Wall Street trader Steve Eisman. Eisman, who shot to fame by short-selling supposedly A-rated mortgage securities after successfully forecasting the decline of America’s sub-prime housing market, has emerged as one of the most prominent day traders in the world and has recently predicted that Europe’s banks may be about to collapse and trigger a further period of sustained austerity. Continue reading “What Are the Best Resources for Learning About Day Trading?”
If you have recently started a business, you know just how much time and energy it takes to make a business succeed – or even stay in business. Keeping a business financially afloat is one thing; keeping your personal finances afloat at the same time is another. If you are running a business, make sure you do what it takes to avoid these common personal finance traps that afflict entrepreneurs too often. Continue reading “Personal Finance Traps That Affect Entrepreneurs”