Once again, the world is under the grip of the football fever. The once-in-four-years football extravaganza has the entire globe focusing its attention on a globular object – the football. Undeniably the most awaited sports event, FIFA Football World cup is not just about football. It offers plenty of lessons – of endurance, patience, perseverance, discipline and a lot more that not only helps in being an awesome football player but also make you a good investor. Let’s take a look at five ways in which football teaches us lessons that can helps manage our finances effectively.
No one plans to get sick or hurt but most of us need medical care at some point. Health care costs are rising astronomically and they can hit you hard if you don’t have an insurance to fight them. When you or loved ones need medical attention, there is nothing you see beyond. Be it your retirement or kid’s future or other dreams. Everything takes a back seat. And if you have a family and parents dependent on you, then frequency of these setbacks may be more as you don’t know who would need medical attention and when. Continue reading
We are nearing towards the end of another financial year and like any other year; everyone is on the run to save taxes. We see a lot happening around, in this JFM quarter where the motive is to save maximum tax. However, it’s an icing on the cake if it helps to plan the future as well.
One of the most preferred ways to save taxes is to buy a life insurance. No wonder, most of us have Life Insurance or even if we don’t have, we know what it is. Life Insurance is that tool which ensures that your loved ones would be taken care of even when you are not around. Continue reading
“Oh the 80C limit has increased. I’ll have to increase my investments to save tax”!!! This is the most talked about thing on office desks and dinner tables these days. Tax saving is something that most of us are very serious and concerned about and hence we do every possible thing to reduce tax liabilities to minimal. But what is it that you are buying for??? Are you buying it just to save tax or save tax and fulfill financial goals such as retirement, kids planning etc.? The answer is “we want to save tax and save for our future as well”. But the fact is most of us just end up investing recklessly in a hurry to save tax and hence the financial goal takes a backseat. This is the story of first three months of every year where there are people who are selling and people who are buying. Continue reading
Few days back I got a call from a friend and she asked me that she wants to buy a Term Insurance of XYZ Co. as it would give her a life cover till 75 as against ABC Co. which insures her only till 65. I asked her why she insisted on getting insured till 75. She said, “What’s the harm in getting yourself insured for 10 more years, it’s always better to have more”. I went on to explain, “It’s good to have protection when needed.” But having something that’s not needed might make you compromise on the things that you need. Continue reading