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5 Reasons Why A Financial Plan Is Important

Buying a home. Saving for child’s higher education like MBA, MBBS, Engineering etc.. Designing debt management strategy. Insurance planning. Retirement planning. We all have financial goals, but often have no idea how to make them happen. Unlike more mature markets such as the United States of America (USA), United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, most Indians […]
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New Year Financial Resolution

New Year Financial Resolution However, our good intentions notwithstanding, almost half of us were concerned that the continuing uncertainty around the economy, GDP growth rate, fiscal deficit, inflation rate, demonetization, GST impact and the ongoing threat of lower interest rates could deter our good resolutions. In addition, as we all know from experience, New Year […]
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6 Strategies For When Markets Become Volatile

If markets get rough, it pays to have an investing plan and to stick to it. Key takeaways Keep Perspective: Political, Indian Budget, Taxation on investment and global market uncertainty are all constant, and downturns happen frequently. But market setbacks have typically been followed by recoveries. Stay Disciplined: Trying to time the market has proven […]
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Nuggets For You

Some of my recent tweets in the month of April 2018 “I think this is also a great time to invest in private equity, helping companies grow from the ground top.” ~Jim Rogers “By developing your discipline and courage, you can refuse to let other people’s mood swings govern your financial destiny. In the end, […]
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LTCG Tax for Your Mutual Funds

What is LTCG? LTCG or Long-Term Capital Gains refer to the gains made on any class of asset held for a particular period of time. In case of equity shares, it refers to the gains made on stocks held for more than one year. In other words, if the shares are bought and held for […]
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38 Years SENSEX Return- 16% Per Year

Indian equity market delivered good return in last 38 years. As on 12th October 2017, Sensex closed at 32,182 points. BSE completed 38 years since 1979-80 (base year). But what is the return per year? Does the SENSEX really give good return per year, in the long-term? Why 1979-80? That is the year from which […]
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How Does Credit Card Interest Work?

  Huge Interest amount! I can’t manage it boss. I have entered into a debt trap. People often ask me, “Rupakumar, how these credit card charges are calculated?” I want to provide an answer for this question through this page, as how does credit card interest work? Most people aim to keep their credit card […]
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