Homemaker – The Best Financial Planner

A job of being a homemaker is not as easy as it seems to be. As a mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, cook, maid, alarm clock, teacher, nanny, nurse, counselor, comforter, you name the role and SHE plays her part to perfection. No medical leaves or half days or holidays – 24/7-365 days on duty. And …

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Investment for Freelancers

The only routine for freelancers is having no routine. This is true with their work and their income. With irregular income, money management can be tough. You are aware of their outflow of money through expenses but not the inflows. Investment for freelancers is possible. Just a well-devised plan is all you need. Here are …

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Financial Planning for Maternity Leave

Maternity period is a wonderful phase in a woman’s life. One has to be prepared physically, emotionally and financially for it. Whether it’s a planned pregnancy, medically coaxed one, or a total surprise, one thing remains identical. Your life will never be the same again. Jane Weideman said “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, …

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The Broke Person’s Guide to Celebrating

This article was first published on Huffington Post October is everyone’s favourite month, there are back-to-back festivals being celebrated all over the country. With those come long weekends, and holidays away from work. This is the time we plan to go home and visit the family, fly our parents down to visit us, or head out …

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Is it Wise to Invest in ELSS Mutual Funds to Save Tax ?

The most common mistake that people make is making their 80(c) investments (Tax saving ELSS Mutual funds ) at the end of the financial year. You can read a detailed article at — Your Biggest Mistake on Tax Savings! Avoid in 2017 — Upwardly The ideal way to invest in tax saving instruments is to start investing early in the …

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Help your Parents get Retirement-Ready

For the first 30 years of your life, your parents worry about you. For the next 30, you worry about them! Even the idea that your parents are getting older and may need your help physically and emotionally takes some getting used to, but that’s just life! The one aspect you definitely need to think …

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Sabbatical? Yes you can Afford it

How often have you read the story of someone who’s taken a sabbatical and quit their job to do something crazy — like backpack across Europe, scale a mountain, or write a book? And as you heard their stories about adventures in new lands, meeting new people, trying wonderful new cuisines, or rediscovering themselves, you have probably …

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Saving vs Investing

Have you heard the story of the old merchant who gave his two sons a gold coin each before he set out on a pilgrimage? “Sons,” he said, “I am giving you this money — you are free to use it as you wish. But when I return, you must show me what you have done.” The …

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Best Investments for the 20s (Except Mutual Funds)

Twenties are a great time. You are discovering financial freedom and taking responsibility for your own life. It is also confusing because you are still trying to figure out your place under the sun at both personal and professional levels. The current recommended mode of investments in your twenties is Mutual funds. As far as …

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