Previously, he was with DSP Merrill Lynch as a part of its Global Private Client business. He spent 20 months at DSP Merrill Lynch as Equity Strategist. Prior to DSP Merrill Lynch, he was employed with IL&FS Investsmart Limited as an Equity Analyst in their PMS division. He has also worked with UTI Investment Advisory Services as Equity Analyst for the offshore fund – India Growth Fund. Vinit is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.
This is the most common reason quoted by people. Let us dissect the truth behind it.
When we say we don't have enough money do we have an amount in mind? Most people do not think of what amount they can invest and hope that they will start saving once they have enough. However, this is futile exercise and quite often it only delays your savings till you regret it. To be honest, there is no minimum amount for saving and you can even start by saving Rs.500 per month if the intent is really there.
This can be a genuine excuse which is not impossible to handle. Let us see what we can do if you find it really hard to save because of huge debt.
The first thing you need is a better understanding of your situation – how much you are earning, how much you own and owe, what is the cost of servicing each loan and so on. Perhaps the plans can unravel ways through which 8you can still manage to save a bit by cutting corners in other areas.
It is also advisable if we can dilute some of our assets and pay off expensive loans and find space to divert the EMIs saved towards real savings and wealth creation.
When you think things have reached a point of no return and it is impossible to manage your affairs, there is still a way out. We would suggest you restructure your loans, leverage your good credit rating to negotiate with the lenders. Perhaps there may be a way out still, if you really wish to pursue it.
Call it procrastination, laziness or just simple lack of interest. Lack of time is a common excuse. Let us unmask the truth behind this. Why this may not be true?
Gone are the days of physical transactions. Now everything is digital and so is the first step is to open an online account. Thankfully, the account opening process is entirely online. You may chose the right financial advisor, distributor, broker and open the account online yourself.
Often we hate to do the paper work for transactions. We also hate depending on our advisor /distributor to bring in the papers and submit them to the operational offices. Good news is that transactions in most financial products, especially mutual funds, can be today done completely online, any time any where.
If you think you need too much time to plan for your finances and these things bore you, well you are mistaken. There are many user friendly tools available today which can help you plan for your financial goals. This can be an option for you if you do not wish to talk to your advisor. Explore these tools which hardly take few minutes and you will know how much SIP or lump sum you need to save to fulfil your financial goals in life.
Some may find the investment topic boring. Finding and approaching a good advisor can make a huge difference in such a situation. However we do not recommend you start online investments all by yourself unless you have a good amount of experience and knowledge to handle things.