Nine mantras to help you in planning a comfortable retirement

Retirement planning is one of the most important financial goals in life but it is often ignored by many people in India who solely depend on their children to take care of them in their twilight years. But people need to understand that children are not retirement solutions and depending on children cannot be a […]

Why 2016 will be difficult, but you should not panic

undsIndiaAdvisor Views: Why 2016 will be difficult, but you should not panic Vidya Bala, Head – Mutual Fund Research It is less than a month since 2016 began, and the equity markets are already down by close to 6 per cent year to date. With this, the markets have corrected 13 per cent since the […]

What to expect from my services as Financial Planner ?

What Is Financial Planning? Financial planning is the process of: Understanding your financial goals; knowing when you will need to use your money, and what you will be using it for. Then laying out a plan of action with specific steps you need to take to achieve those goals. To give good advice a financial […]

Six ways to leak-proof your budget

USE BUDGETING APPS OR ENVELOPES Most budgets spring a leak because they are not implemented well. To account for each paisa, you need to track your expenses under various heads and reconcile these with your income. So, note down all your expenses in a diary or on your mobile, and do it consistently. You could […]

How to select the best term life insurance plan for you

We have discussed a number of times on our blogs that term insurance is the best form of life insurance. It is a straightforward protection policy and the premium is much less than life insurance cum savings products. With a term life insurance plan you can get the optimal life cover and generate sufficient investible surplus […]

Common Misconceptions about Mutual Funds Investing

What stops us from doing what we wish to? It is not the lack of money or time. It is simply fear. We do not want to let go of all that we have accumulated in order to embrace something that may lead to losses. This fear is the reason we have never carried out […]

Investment Mistake to Avoid – Anchor Bias

Anchoring or focalism is a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the “anchor”) when making decisions. During decision making, anchoring occurs when individuals use an initial piece of information to make subsequent judgments. Once an anchor is set, other judgments are made […]

Do You Need A Financial Advisor?

Do You Need A Financial Advisor? If you do your own investing, have you ever wondered whether you should turn things over to a professional advisor? This article attempts to shed some light on this topic and provide you with some things to think about so you can make the best decision.   When the […]

Common FInancial Mistakes/Biases and How to overcome -Confirmation / Selective Bias – In Search of Supporting-Only Information

Confirmation / Selective Bias – In Search of Supporting-Only Information Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory/Selective bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their preexisting beliefs or hypotheses. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger […]

Investing in Stocks is Risky. Is that Correct?

Investing sensibly in stocks is not risky. Stock market is made out to be a troublesome place by the number crunching, jargon-filled analysts, fund managers, financial advisors, and other stock markets experts. After all, if they do not make you believe that investing is risky, how will they ever be able to sell you their wares […]

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