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What “Kolaveri Di” Song Teaches You About Personal Finance

Unless you have been hibernating for a few months, there is no way you have not heard about the song "Kolaveri Di". It is a song from an upcoming Tamil film, and the lyrics are in Tamil and English. The song is HUGELY popular - not only in Tamilnadu, not only in Southern India, not only in … [Read more...]

How should you withdraw your money from an equity mutual fund (MF)?

Is there is right way of taking out your money from the stock market? Is there a way to liquidate your equity MF investment which would help you maximize your gains? Yes, there is! Read on. … [Read more...]

5 things to do as soon as you get a job to secure a healthy financial future

There are certain things that you should do as soon as you start your career – things that would make your financial life simple going forward. Here is a list of the 5 most important things. … [Read more...]

What is a Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) in MFs and how it can help you

You are well aware of the Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) offered by Mutual Funds (MFs). But do you know what a Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) is, and how it can benefit you? Read on. … [Read more...]

Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) – Avoid timing the market while selling and get regular payouts

Timing the market is a futile effort – both while buying mutual funds (Mfs) and selling. Here is how you can avoid timing the market while selling your units and gain from cost averaging. … [Read more...]

Senior Citizens and stock market – Why to invest, how to invest

This article looks at the importance of stock markets when it comes to investment by senior citizens. It explains why seniors should invest in stocks, how they can do this, and how much should they invest. … [Read more...]

Lock in for Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) units purchased through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)

This article talks about the lock-in period for ELSS MF units that have been bought using SIPs. … [Read more...]

When should you start a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) of a mutual fund (MF)?

You know that you want to start an SIP, but are not sure about the timing. Should you start it now, or should you wait for the market to correct? When is the right time to start an SIP? This article explains it all. … [Read more...]

More on Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Micro SIP

This article emphasizes the fact that SIPs give superior returns compared to lump-sum investment. It also talks about various investing options available for SIPs (like Micro SIP), along with their characteristics and possible limitations. It advises you about the strategy to be followed for SIP … [Read more...]

Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) – A rupee a day, keeps worries away

This article describes how cost averaging can be achieved using MF SIPs. It also talks about the benefits of SIPs against cost averaging in stocks. … [Read more...]