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Do health insurance plans cover maternity expenses?

Do health insurance plans cover maternity expenses?


November 30, 2018
“Maternity Plans” are not really separate plans. It is a feature which may be covered under normal health plans. However, only a few health plans offer maternity cover as part of their normal health plans. Key features of maternity cover are as follows: There is usually a separate waiting period for maternity coverage – This […]
Everything about Top Up Health Insurance Plans

Everything about Top Up Health Insurance Plans


November 30, 2018
What are Top Up Plans? Also known as Deductible Plans, Top Up Health Plans provide a cover over and above a certain base cover. This base cover in most cases come from existing policies. Some Top Up Plans allow deductible options even without an existing insurance policy. In cases where there is an existing insurance […]
I don’t like negative returns on my investment. What should I do?

I don’t like negative returns on my investment. What should I do?


September 3, 2018
Investors are just humans and every human is a different personality. And hence, our appetite to be able to see our money go up and down might vary as well. And what we want to do with our money is a very personal decision. So it is perfectly okay if you are an investor who […]
Will Debt Funds help you create wealth?

Will Debt Funds help you create wealth?


September 3, 2018
Debt funds are good investment vehicles to protect your capital and still earn more than your bank interest, but they may not sufficient to help you generate enough wealth to achieve financial independence. Let us understand this by an example. Assumptions: A 30-year-old salaried employee has a current monthly income of INR 1.5 Lacs Annual […]
Should I invest in Debt Funds or Equity Funds?

Should I invest in Debt Funds or Equity Funds?


September 3, 2018
Both Debt and Equity Mutual Funds are thriving in the Indian Financial Market. But which one should you as an investor choose between the two? When are Debt Funds suitable? When you want to park some surplus cash for using it within 3 years For creating your Emergency Fund From an asset allocation perspective (when […]
The debate between Term Insurance and Endowment Plans is finally over!

The debate between Term Insurance and Endowment Plans is finally over!


August 21, 2018
Yesterday, I was scrolling through Facebook and chanced upon this really funny ad starring Akshay Kumar and Sumeet Vyas. While the deceased Sumeet pleads the new age Yamraaj (aka Akshay) to give him another life in lieu of “behen ki shaadi, beti ki padhai, ghar ka kharcha, gaadi ki EMI”, he is asked a very […]
How compound interest can make you wealthy!

How compound interest can make you wealthy!


August 1, 2018
You must have heard the phrase, “…with a cherry on top!” That would be what compound interest does for your money, and more. A relatively easy topic that we all covered in our tenth-grade mathematics. However, few of us managed to unravel the wonders that lie within its very basic formula. Compound Interest is earning […]
Who will be paying for your old age?

Who will be paying for your old age?


June 14, 2018
Shrivastava uncle is 72 and his wife, Manjula aunty is 68. They are my next door neighbours. Extremely sweet and affectionate, they love to talk. They have three kids – all married and employed. Uncle himself was a tax consultant till a few years back. As he grew older, his ability to work 8 hours […]

How are the rich millennials planning for misery?


June 6, 2018
Last month I met a friend who was visiting Delhi for a mid – month break. Molly (name changed) was into sales of carbonated drinks and work brought her to Delhi on a Friday. So she stayed back and decided to spend some time off with her cousins and friends. We went to this cosy […]
Have you been taking hasty investment decisions?

Have you been taking hasty investment decisions?


May 31, 2018
Investing in equity is a little like marital courtships. The market rallies are like the butterflies in your tummy when you are courting your partner. Only till you realize that all is not hunky dory! The recent market volatility has shaken up a lot many investors. Those who jumped on to the equity bandwagon are […]