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The Consequence of Delay in Investing. Should you wait till 30?

For many, just the thought of financial planning strikes fear and anxiety. Most young people falsely believe that they have enough time to invest in the future and inevitably delay their investment process. It may be due to lack of awareness or out of sheer lethargy, but regardless of what keeps you from investing before you turn 30 and the proverbial reality check makes you take control of your finances – the consequences are precious years lost that could’ve earned you great returns. By “waiting for the right time”, you may be missing out on the power of compounding. Beginning your...
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ELSS Funds Simplified

Equity linked savings schemes (ELSS) offered by mutual funds are a good investment avenue for investors with the risk profile to save tax as well as generate higher returns on their investments. Here we look at frequently asked questions pertaining to this category.    1.       What is ELSS? ELSS are schemes offered by mutual funds, which allow investors to save tax under section 80C of the income tax act. Investments up to Rs 1.5 lakh in the schemes are allowed as deduction from taxable income as per the income tax laws. However, to claim benefit, investment in these fund need to be locked...
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Why should you invest in Mutual Funds?

When looking for investment opportunities, almost every investor finds it extremely challenging to choose from a plethora of options. One can choose from so many possibilities including stocks, bonds, shares, and money market securities, however, each one of these has its own set of challenges and benefits. Mutual funds allow investors to pool in their money into different varieties of securities, managed by an experienced fund manager. You can choose from a variety of products such as exchange-traded funds, Fixed Maturity schemes, and Sectoral Funds amongst others. So why should an investor choose to invest in mutual funds over other options...
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Getting to Know Mutual Funds, a bit better

What’s the next plan with your disposable income? When you have decided to let your money work for you, there are several options that you can consider to build your corpus of funds. Envisioning a future with accumulated and regular income can be realized with the right amount of diversity in investments. While investing in insurance, pension funds and fixed deposits is ideal, one should consider opting for mutual funds in India that have a good mix of debentures or govt. bonds and direct equity products. Investing in mutual funds – Know the basics, first! A mutual fund contains a mix...
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