5 Ways a New Homeowner Can Save Money

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”

Top 10 Benefits of New Models of Mutual Funds

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”

Putting Health Back in Health Insurance

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”

Term Insurance Calculator: Do the math before you buy a term plan

Deciding to buy a term plan is easy – doing the calculations for the right plan is even easier! We explain why using a term plan calculator is a wise option.

It is basic human nature to worry about the future. You must have experienced it yourself: even during the times that you are happy and content with life, you may feel a twinge of worry about your loved ones. No, you won’t constantly worry about what happens to your loved ones unless you are a paranoid person. But it is fairly normal to wonder what your family members would do if you were suddenly absent from their lives. Continue reading “Term Insurance Calculator: Do the math before you buy a term plan”

The 7 new homeowner tax breaks you may be missing out on

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”

Is the Time Right to Refinance Your Home?

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?”

Top 5 things to lookout for before getting a Motorcycle Loan

Owning your dream bike is now possible with a motorcycle loan. Leading banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) offer such loans at competitive interest rates. There are several loan options available and making the right choice may seem confusing.

Here are five tips to choose the most suitable motorcycle loan. Continue reading “Top 5 things to lookout for before getting a Motorcycle Loan”

Do Debt Help Services Really Work?

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?”

Looking for Ways to Finance that New Smart Phone You Want? Here’s Why You Should get it the EMI Way

You may choose from a large variety of high-end products for your home. These commodities help to improve your quality of living. However, such products may be expensive and you may not have the entire amount required to make the purchase. Continue reading “Looking for Ways to Finance that New Smart Phone You Want? Here’s Why You Should get it the EMI Way”

Here’s What You Must Know before Investing in Mutual Funds

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”

Can your Health help you to Save Tax?

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.

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Thanking you all for #aBeautifulLife – Happy Women’s Day

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”

Understanding Your Credit Score and How to Maintain a High Rating

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”

Why term plan is must for protecting financial future of your family

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”

Know your CIBIL score with PAN Card

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”

What does Home insurance policy cost?

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?”

How to do mobile self-inspection for your car

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”

Take Your Online Business to the Next Level

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”

Things To Ensure Before You Want Help During Business Debt

In the present time, business debt is inevitable but there are ways in which you can deal with such debts and get immense help provided you have all the documents of your business in order. You would also have to ensure that all the taxes are paid and current as it is the most vital part of a successful business. It would further ensure that the IRS or the state tax authority cannot hold you liable personally and charge penalties for such defaults in payment. It will also affect the bankruptcy proceedings in an adverse manner if you do not pay taxes on time. Continue reading “Things To Ensure Before You Want Help During Business Debt”

Consolidation is a boon to get revived from a business 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”

5 The main difference being super rich and being wealthy

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”

Savings accounts, and the trend of annual interest return

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.[1] Continue reading “Savings accounts, and the trend of annual interest return”

I wish my dad had bought a Personal Accident Insurance Policy!

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!”

What Are the Best Resources for Learning About Day Trading?

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?”

5 Reasons Tax Regulations Challenge American Businesses

American businesses, both small and large, face a lot of challenges, especially in their infancy. Arguably, one of the biggest challenges that they face is tax regulations. Often times, these regulatory obstacles can be a silent killer that cripples an otherwise growing business to the point of no return. In other cases, it presents an on-going mission to find ways to dodge regulations and pay less taxes to ultimately improve profits. Continue reading “5 Reasons Tax Regulations Challenge American Businesses”

Research online for Insurance made easy – HDFC Life Click2Insure

In recent times, one major area which is revolutionising industries is the emergence of digital economy. Consumers are spending a lot of time researching on the web before a decision is made to consume any service or product. While some consumers add on the Research Online Purchase Offline (ROPOFF) effect, the growing popularity of e-commerce portals is a testimony of the increasing Research Online Purchase Online (ROPON) effect. In a market research that was recently conducted by Social Times,it was revealed that 81% of all customers conduct research online before making any purchasing decision. And this holds true for all category of products and services, like consumer durables, banking services, fashion, tourism, etc. Insurance, therefore is yet another area which consumers search online extensively for information before taking a call. Continue reading “Research online for Insurance made easy – HDFC Life Click2Insure”

PM Narendra Modi decommissions 500 & 1000 Rupee Notes

In an attempt to stop the circulation of fake notes, especially in the black money market, the Central government of India has declared that the specific bills of 500 & 1000 rupees, will be banned or decommissioned.

In a one shot bold exercise to stop the circulation of fake financial bills, especially in the turmoils of a second invisible black money market, the Central government of India under the leadership of Narendra Modi governmenthas declared that the specific bills of 500 & 1000 rupees, will be banned or decommissioned.  Continue reading “PM Narendra Modi decommissions 500 & 1000 Rupee Notes”

Protect your savings from systematic decay – Paise Ko Jagaao

Indians traditionally have a different socio-economic ecosystem when compared to many of the western economies. Our ecosystem is less reliant on social security provisions and working professionals attempt to save a significant part of their monthly income for their future needs. These savings are envisaged to provide for medical needs, their children’s education and marriage needs and sustenance for old life.  But how does such needs get systematically eroded? Continue reading “Protect your savings from systematic decay – Paise Ko Jagaao”

Need a Home Loan? Here is How to Select the Perfect Lender

Efforts by the RBI have made it easier to get housing loans in India. To know what you should consider before taking a home loan, read on!

In October 2016, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) took a revolutionary step by increasing the amount of money that banks could lend for the purchase of property in India. The central bank also reduced the risk factors attached to such loans, and the focus was clearly on providing a boost to an otherwise struggling real estate market in the country. Continue reading “Need a Home Loan? Here is How to Select the Perfect Lender”