What is an Immediate Annuity? Imagine you are 60 years old and have Rs. 1 crore as savings including Bank balances, FD, MF, shares, etc. and excluding your house and land. Your income has stopped because you have retired from service now. You now want to use your savings to generate income every month, to take care of your own and your spouse’s regular living expenses. This is where an annuity plan comes in. Go to a life insurance company and deposit the Rs. 1 crore into an annuity (also … [Read more...] about Immediate Annuity Plans – What are they?
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Of late you will see and hear ads of a lot of companies (life insurance companies, mutual funds, sometimes even banks and NBFCs, financial advisory companies, etc.) yelling on top of their voice about planning a fund for your child. The cause they are promoting is definitely good. But remember that all such plans are not the same. Specifically, an education insurance plan is very different from all others. You may need a combination of multiple plans to have a solid foundation for your … [Read more...] about Child Plan or Education Insurance plan – Do I really need it?
This article is applicable for FY 2014-2015 and is updated as per the Budget announcements on July 10, 2014. It explains the inclusions of this Section in detail, however if you want to know the tax benefits of 80C, 80D and 80CCC specifically with respect to Life Insurance and Pensions, you could also read the article 80C, 80D & 80CCC – Save Tax with Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Pension plans. Tax Benefits under Section 80C Section 80C was introduced by the Finance … [Read more...] about Tax Benefits under Section 80C, 80CCC and 80D: FY 2014-2015
This article is applicable for FY 2014-2015 and is updated as per the Budget announcements on July 10, 2014. Over the years, especially in the recent past, we’ve seen increasing attention (and also action) in the area of personal finance and the tax benefits that they provide. We have seen our Finance Ministers and doing a fine balancing act between the personal aspirations of its people and the demands of the Central balance sheet. We have seen our Financial Regulators constantly … [Read more...] about 80C, 80D, 80CCC, 10(10d) – Save Tax with Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Pension Plans
Attention : Home Loaners! Read this article in case you don't have Home Loan Insurance, i.e. a life insurance that works to cover your home loan liability just in case you were to die. Imagine this situation - if you were to die, not only will your family stop getting the income you contribute but the home loan you have taken will put them back financially by lakhs of rupees in debt! There have been quite a few cases like this and in each one the family has had to go through a lot … [Read more...] about Home Loan Insurance – Why should you have it?