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How SWP in Debt Mutual Funds is better than Fixed Deposit for Regular Income?

SWP in Debt Mutual Fund is Better than Fixed Deposit or Annuity to generate Regular Income Fixed deposit with banks are the most popular investment option for regular income after retirement. But with interest rates going down retirees have started exploring other options. Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) in debt fund is one such option which retirees and people looking for regular income must evaluate. As per your SWP instructions to mutual fund, […] Continue reading →

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana: Pension Scheme for Senior Citizens [updated as per Budget 2018]

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana - PMVVY 2017 Our Prime Minister had announced a new Pension Scheme for Senior Citizens offering 8% returns for 10 years in December 2016. The proposal was also stated in Budget 2017. This has finally been launched on May 4, 2017 with the name of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana 2017-18 (PMVVY). In this post we review PMVVY […] Continue reading →

NPS – Maturity, Partial Withdrawal & Early Exit Rules [updated April 2018]

NPS: Maturity, Partial Withdrawal and Early Exit Rules The government wants NPS (National Pension Scheme) to be the preferred investment vehicle for pension planning for majority of its citizens. Unfortunately as it happens with most of Government plans, NPS too has flaws which are holding investors back. To encourage investment in NPS, PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority) which regulates it have made […] Continue reading →

Voluntary Provident Fund – A Good Tax Saving Retirement Option!

VPF - A Good Tax Saving Retirement Option Retirement planning is one of the most important financial goals in life of a person. Most of us have heard about Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and (Public Provident Fund) PPF for building retirement corpus but do you know how can you leverage Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF) to add zing to your corpus? What is Voluntary […] Continue reading →

Should you Invest Rs 50,000 in NPS to Save Tax u/s 80CCD (1B)?

Invest in NPS to Save Tax Budget 2015 had introduced a new section 80CCD (1B) which gives deduction up to Rs 50,000 for investment in NPS (National Pension Scheme) Tier 1 account This new deduction can help you save tax up to Rs 15,600 in case you are in the 30% tax slab. The question is should you take advantage of this […] Continue reading →