Are you planning your retirement kitty? There are two options available, NPS or EPF. But which one is a better option for you? Sumaira Abidi tells you the difference.
Active choice is better suited for savvier investors, while others can choose the passive mode – auto choice - of investing.
EPF is an employee benefit scheme (only salaried individuals get EPF benefits), whereas any individual in any profession or work structure can use NPS to save up for their retirement.
While there examples of super-achievers who achieved little by dragging on their careers, there are also examples like P.G. Wodehouse who wrote 'Much Obliged Jeeves' when he was 90.
Real rate of return on fixed income instruments would be negligible considering the low rate of interest prevailing. Therefore, withdrawing funds from such allocations may not impact the retiree’s returns.
The 3-year lock-in helps fund managers to have a slightly larger portion of small and mid-cap stocks as it prevents a gush of outflows that can be seen in other diversified equity funds.
Divide the corpus into two buckets – one, to meet short-term needs through investment in debt funds, and the other to help grow the corpus through investments in a variety of instruments including equity.
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Only high-cost debts such as credit card balances and personal loans must be paid off immediately. Low-interest loans can be repaid gradually.
Ratan Tata had told "Humans of Bombay" in 2020 that for him, the urge to do more philanthropic work had never been greater.
A majority of those polled – 63 percent – say that health will be the most important aspect for them to take care of during their retirement years
The first in the four-part retirement series explains the need for timely de-risking, rebalancing and profit-booking in one’s portfolio
The long-term nature of NPS plays an extremely critical role in generating better returns
NPS gives additional income-tax benefits if your employer offers it too. These deductions are available for old and new income-tax regimes
Provident fund and gratuity only take care of 30 percent of your total post-retirement corpus requirements
"The pandemic has universally changed our perspectives at work and put us on the fast track to some seminal changes."
Most of us look at retirement as a vacation and hence plan for it during the last minute
If your EPF corpus isn’t very large, you can use your NPS as a debt product with high allocations to schemes G and C.
His advice to young leaders: "Focus on relationships and building trust with your customers, your partners and your employees."
Since pensions are the chief, and in many cases, the only source of income for senior citizens, PFRDA should ensure that such funds should not take undue risks. This is true especially in the current scenario where loss-making start-ups are tapping the market with atrocious valuations
No specific study for ascertaining the reasons for such retirements or resignations has been conducted by the Home Ministry so far, but an analysis carried out by the forces themselves indicates that personal and family issues, health reasons and better career opportunities are some of the main causes, a ministry official said.
Medical inflation itself is around 11 percent. With cost escalation in essentials, investing in equities to maintain your lifestyle becomes important.