Financial Planning & It's Benefits
All of us have dreams that we want to achieve. From buying a car, buying a home, planning higher education for children or planning for retirement. Financial planning is the first step towards realizing your dreams. It helps in identifying your goals and putting a financial value to them.
Understanding Asset Allocation
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket!" - This age old proverb that most of us have grown up with has diversification of risk as the focal point. Some of the most basic and fundamental principles of investing can often be learnt through simple, real life experiences.
Understanding Risk & Return
The simplest way to define risk / return tradeoff is the "ability-to-sleep-well-at-night" test. Some investors handle financial risks better than others due to their current financial health, investment time horizon and realistic returns expectations.
Investing in Growth vs. Dividend Option
The dilemma of choosing between Growth or Dividend options of a mutual fund scheme can be one of the most confusing decisions that you need to make while investing. Both of these options have their own advantages and disadvantages, and deciding which is a better fit will almost always depend on your individual needs and circumstances.
Systematic Investment Plan
A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a method that allows you to invest a fixed sum, regularly, in a mutual fund scheme. It is just like a recurring deposit with the post office or bank where you put in a small amount at regular intervals.