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  • Financial freedom is the option to earn money, without even doing anything: D Muthukrishnan Aug 15, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Financial freedom is the option to earn money, without even doing anything: D Muthukrishnan

    The Chennai-based certified financial planner doesn’t like the idea of home loans. Since EMIs become such a large chunk of the monthly expenses, a home loan takes away the dreams an individual sees in his 20s, he says. No wonder, save early and save more is one of his success mantras.

  • India@75 | Taxation benefits for those born in the Independence year Aug 15, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    India@75 | Taxation benefits for those born in the Independence year

    Stringent conditions make taxation benefits for those above 75 years of age pointless.

  • Tapan Singhel: Getting insured is crucial for attaining financial freedom, as it ensures a worry-free life Aug 15, 2022 08:28 AM IST

    Tapan Singhel: Getting insured is crucial for attaining financial freedom, as it ensures a worry-free life

    "Covering health, life and crucial assets, such as house and car, holds key to financial independence."

  • Armed forces personnel must secure their finances for a comfortable retired life Aug 15, 2022 08:09 AM IST

    Armed forces personnel must secure their finances for a comfortable retired life

    In addition to provident fund, have an exposure to equities early in your career for long-term wealth creation so that you do not have to diminish your corpus for one-off expenses like weddings and a child’s higher education.

  • Born before India’s independence, these companies grew to be MF favourites. Here’s their journey Aug 15, 2022 06:10 AM IST

    Born before India’s independence, these companies grew to be MF favourites. Here’s their journey

    Many of these have not only contributed richly to India’s development, but have become MNCs in their own right, touching economies around the world

  • Nilesh Shah: Financial freedom is not about money alone, it’s about a mindset Aug 13, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    Nilesh Shah: Financial freedom is not about money alone, it’s about a mindset

    A caring family, a frugal life, investing wisely, and good karma are the foundations for one’s financial freedom.

  • Swarup Mohanty: Your goals should be realistic when planning your financial freedom Aug 13, 2022 08:01 AM IST

    Swarup Mohanty: Your goals should be realistic when planning your financial freedom

    Swarup Mohanty, CEO of Mirae Mutual Fund, has taken a disciplined asset allocation approach with annual reviews to achieve his post-retirement basic goals, as well as pursue his passion for travel and music.

  • Online shopping sites and physical store line up Festive Sale offers: Four smart shopping tips to make the most of it Aug 12, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    Online shopping sites and physical store line up Festive Sale offers: Four smart shopping tips to make the most of it

    This festive season, before you shop, understand whether it's a need or a desire to purchase, take a step to save now and buy later, do the math behind deep-discount schemes offered, and more suggestions.

  • This fauji turned financial planner helps soldiers plan their finances Aug 12, 2022 03:07 PM IST

    This fauji turned financial planner helps soldiers plan their finances

    After having spent three decades in the armed forces, New Delhi-based Col. Sanjeev Govila took voluntary retirement in April 2010. During his years in service, he observed that the singular focus of many armed forces personnel, like him, was to serve the nation – there was little time for financial planning. It’s difficult for army men and women to manage their money. Frequent transfers and sudden calls to duty meant letting go of investment opportunities. Since Govila always had a knack and his peers would often come to him for financial advice. Two years before retirement, Govila decided he wanted to become a financial adviser, but exclusively for armed forces personnel... Watch this video to know how he went from serving the nation to protecting finances!

  • Just started working? Here’s how to become financially independent Aug 12, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Just started working? Here’s how to become financially independent

    After you get health insurance and an emergency corpus in place, make sure you invest in equities. Avoid fads of the day. As India gets ready to celebrate its 75th year of Independence, it’s important for her citizens to also be financially free. Save, invest and spend, but do not overspend.

  • Money triumphs and pitfalls: How two 75 year olds navigated their finances with India’s independence journey Aug 12, 2022 08:47 AM IST

    Money triumphs and pitfalls: How two 75 year olds navigated their finances with India’s independence journey

    Indians who have crossed the milestone of 75 years share their financial triumphs and regrets during their younger days as well as silver years. Learn the right money lessons from their experiences to ensure a clear pathway towards financial freedom.

  • How to become a crorepati with just Rs 7,500? Aug 12, 2022 08:41 AM IST

    How to become a crorepati with just Rs 7,500?

    The key to long-term wealth building is through regular and systematic savings. This can be accomplished by smaller amounts that systematic investment plans of mutual funds allow

  • How much money do you need to be truly financially free? Aug 12, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    How much money do you need to be truly financially free?

    Financial freedom can be achieved by following good financial habits, proper planning and investing.

  • How have the investing habits of Indians changed since independence? Aug 11, 2022 05:47 PM IST

    How have the investing habits of Indians changed since independence?

    In this special series on Independence Day, we take a look at the investing habits of Indians. The most remarkable change in the last two years is of course the record flows into the domestic equity markets but barring that, Indians have held affinity to primarily two asset classes: real estate and gold. Watch the video to know more about the investing patterns followed by Indians over the last 75 years.

  • India@75 | Notes from the campus: Here’s what students from top institutes tell us what financial freedom means to them Aug 11, 2022 05:36 PM IST

    India@75 | Notes from the campus: Here’s what students from top institutes tell us what financial freedom means to them

    Majority of the young professionals today - including college students and graduates who are just about to become a part of the working population, define financial freedom as one of their future goals

  • Bullets to Budgets: A retired colonel who learnt from his mistakes and now helps defence personnel with financial planning Aug 11, 2022 08:19 AM IST

    Bullets to Budgets: A retired colonel who learnt from his mistakes and now helps defence personnel with financial planning

    Sanjeev Govila is a retired colonel who studied financial and investment planning and now runs a firm called Hum Fauji Initiatives that exclusively helps the armed forces in financial planning.