Golden days for Gold

Golden days …

I remember those days,?

One day I was just searching for something like a letter in the cupboard of my bedroom.

Suddenly I found that something has fallen from the top of the shelf.

It was old & covered with dust.

I cleared the dust on my dress and observed it clearly.

An instant smile lit my face,

And a pleasantly surprised look too.!

It was my mom’s wedding photos

I forgot what I was looking for, and got immersed into these photos.

As I kept turning the album, I noticed the date 5/1976

I was so surprised.

My mom looked so beautiful in her bridal saree,

She had worn beautiful traditional earrings complemented with a beautiful necklace and adorned with hands full of jingling bangles,

Mom “Pawan what are you doing up there? “

ME: nothing mom, I just found some treasure!

No reply from mom

I found a paper and realised it is an old bill

The bill was dated with 5/76 (i.e. May 1976)

source Image is capture with 2 MP camera phone

But honestly, most of us don’t know how much the price when our father and mothers purchased gold in those golden days

Gold prices are expected to increase going ahead. The price of 24-carat gold has dropped by Rs 430 today.

Currently, 10 grams of gold in Hyderabad is priced at Rs 36,160. Market experts say that despite the strong trend internationally, demand from jewellers and retailers has slowed and the price has been adversely affected. At the same time, the price of 22-carat gold also fallen by Rs 230 to Rs 33,150.

The silver price, on the other hand, has remained steady. The price per kg silver is stable at Rs. 44,965. This is due to the lack of demand from industrial units and coin makers.

How many of you know the gold rate in golden days

For my readers here it is:

From 1925 to 2014

10 grams of Gold Price in Golden era

I hope Now we know the value of Gold
Let me give my conclusion

Going by the above data and past trends, How many of you expect the the “Gold Price” to Increase the cost ?

Based on these images can you imagine in the next financial year or next upcoming quarter?

The answer is “NO”

Not only in Gold prices
We have so many platforms which are gradually changing the graph every day/month.
Like Mutual Funds, Economy, Real Estate, Portfolio management services, Financial Planning etc.,

Likewise, in the market there are only a few companies who had more than 15 years of experience in the same domain and having the customer’s satisfaction rate more than 95%+

Ex: Right Horizons Financial Services Pvt Ltd.

Talk to our certified “Senior financial planning advisors and wealth managers”.

Bring back this beautiful smile in your golden years. Start planning for your retirement now.

The Ultimate Secret Of FINANCIAL PLANNING

We all knows the game called Kahn Banger Crorepati 

Show Host – Amithab bachan !  

And crorepati cheque has taken by only one women in India I.e Binita Jain

She won final cheque in episode and is planning to utilise the winning amount to set up a dental clinic for her son.

Do You know KBC ?

KBC( Kaun Banega Carorepati)   was launched for the first time in July,2000. It is a  show which provides  healthy entertainment and also helps in enhancing knowledge. 

Every one loves to be their in hot seat and try to ans all the Questions and get the big cheque from the hands of film star

Now let u also know this one more person who withdrawn Rs 2.3Cr   with a small investment like 1 lakh now his bank got 230 times more from what he just invested.


Should you invest in NPS?

Should you invest in NPS?

National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a retirement scheme. You can contribute to it voluntarily and build a corpus. This will be invested in the markets and the returns will get added to the corpus. It is a scheme to ensure pension post retirement.

Source: http://www.npstrust.org.in. NAV as on 31st Jan, 2019

Performance of NPS Schemes

How have NPS schemes fared?

NPS schemes (Scheme E) that invest more than 50% in stocks have not fared well in the short-term as the market has been volatile. On the other hand they have performed well for the longer term.

NPS schemes that invest in government securities

(Scheme G) have performed well both in short-term and long-term.

As per recent changes, the investment in equity can go up to 75% in active subscription for non-government subscribers. This means potential to earn even higher returns and beat inflation is possible.

Taxation

As per the new proposal, 60% of the total amount that is allowed to be withdrawn after the age of 60 will be fully tax exempt from April 1, 2019. The other 40%  has to be invested in an annuity plan for getting regular pension payouts.

The new proposal makes it similar to products such as PPF which also does not have any tax on withdrawal as per schedule.

Investment up to an additional amount of Rs. 50,000 can be claimed as deduction if invested in NPS apart from 10% that qualifies for deduction under Section 80CCD. But this benefit comes with a clause of a 3-year lock-in period unlike other products such as EPF or PPF.

Liquidity

You cannot exit from the product anytime you wish. Premature withdrawal is allowed under certain conditions –

  • You should be an NPS subscriber for at least for 3 years.
  • The withdrawal amount should not exceed 25% of the contributions made by the subscriber.
  • Withdrawal can happen only a maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription for specific reasons such as higher education or marriage of children, purchase or construction of the residential house (in specified conditions) and for treatment of critical illnesses.

The annuity product that you have to invest in may not be the product you want to buy. Usually annuity products have low returns. So NPS is a partially liquid investment.

Conclusion

NPS has become a more attractive product as – 

  • You can invest up to 75% in equity and
  • There are options for partial withdrawal

NPS is at a disadvantage as –

  • It involves a compulsory purchase of annuity product
  • Returns from annuity product are taxable.
  • You have to bear risks such as credit risk and low returns in case of Schemes G and C that invest in government securities and corporate debt respectively and market risks in case of Scheme E

You can allocate a part of your investment portfolio to NPS but ensure that you have a combination of equity mutual funds, debt mutual funds and PPF to have a well-diversified retirement corpus.

Key Takeaways    
  • As per the new ruling,  the NPS withdrawal  of 60% is tax-free.
  • NPS returns (especially of the equity schemes) can beat inflation if market conditions are appropriate
  • Invest in different products such as EPF, PPF, equity funds, debt funds and NPS to have a diversified portfolio that can give you the best returns.

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Stop Paying Money to Hospitals

Stop paying money to hospitals

Shekar was extremely upset with the hospital bill. He did not know what to do. A small mistake had cost him a lot.

Shekar's son falls sick. Shekar rushes him to the hospital.

His 5 year old son was admitted in the hospital. Doctors had to conduct multiple tests to determine the cause of the illness. After 5 days, his son was discharged from the hospital with a big bill.

Big Bill

X rays, MRIs, medicines, consultation with multiple doctors, GST, recovery cost – the total bill came up to Rs.1,35,000/-

Shekar comes from a lower middle class family and had just paid the fees for both his sons. He had very little money in his bank.

He took loan and paid the bill.

He did not have enough to pay the hospital bill and had to borrow from relatives, take advance loan and pay off the bill. 

One small mistake of not buying health insurance cost him a lot.

BUY INSURANCE

His brother, Ganesh instructed him to “STOP PAYING MONEY TO HOSPITALS”.

He should have bought HEALTH INSURANCE

Ganesh told him that health insurance can ensure a cashless, secure future and a better experience with hospitals. Individual and family coverage can secure their future.

Ganesh recommended Right Horizons Financial Services PVT. Ltd to buy insurance and secure his family’s future.

So instead of Paying Hospital bills, take a wise step and choose the right insurance to focus on future Plans

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Hey Woman! Take Charge Of Your Finances To Be Truly Independent

Take charge of your finances

Some Facts and Stats

  • Lack of sufficient funds and home responsibilities largely come in the way of women’s aspirations to start their own business/venture as per a study conducted by Nielsen for biscuit major Britannia.
  • A whopping 4% of women do not have a medical cover as per a survey conducted by Economic Times. Many separate studies across Indian states and cities have shown that women are wary of investing in the equity market.
  • On the positive side,
    • The number of Indian women investing in mutual fund schemes and stocks is on a rising trend which is a good sign.
    • 27% of the stock market investors are women.

 

Indian women have come a long way in terms of education, independence and self-identity. But the tendency to leave financial decisions in the hands of the men in their lives – son, husband, father is still quite prevalent. Though this has been changing, it is important that more women take charge of their financial life as there are many indicators that women are good investors – Why?

  • Indian women are historically and culturally well-versed with saving. Women save more and therefore can invest more.
  • Women are more risk-averse as compared to men. Therefore they perform in-depth research before investing their money. They stay away from risky products.
  • Women have more self-control. They are less prone to impulsive trading and over trading. Overtrading usually results in reduced performance portfolio.

 

But on the other hand, there are certain weaknesses that are inherent in women investors –

  • They are very conservative investors and this can lead to reduced overall portfolio returns.
  • On an average, women earn less. They also take breaks in their career. This leads to lesser funds available for investment. Since there is a smaller kitty, they prefer to invest in debt products which are secure but give less returns
  • They are busy with too many responsibilities of family and work that they do not find time to manage their finances.
  • Women are not part of discussions related to financial matters in social realm as some feel they do not know anything. Sometimes they are not included as it is assumed they do not know much. These discussions are sometimes closed men’s clubs or informal networks; which are not easy to get into.
  • Women are hesitant to ask for raises in salaries. They underplay their skills and achievements while negotiating for a pay package.
  • Women let emotions rule and end up helping friends and family financially without considering the dent it would do to their financial portfolio. It is of course good to help others in need but not at the cost of putting yourself in financial peril.

 

Women  have to play to their strengths and overcome their weaknesses and gain financial independence. Here are some steps that you can take to get involved in matters of personal finance –

  1. Get involved in the finances of the household by managing a budget. It is the simple task of tracking income expenses and savings. You will get an idea of how much is the monthly expenditure and if you can cut back on some expenses.
  2. Read up on personal finance. There are many personal finance websites and books that can be referred to.
  3. Start investing small amounts in different financial products with the guidance of an experienced investor or financial planner to understand how investments work, the returns and tax implications and tax saving opportunities.
  4. Set up financial goals and work towards achieving them. You will be really proud of yourself when you achieve it and gain confidence in financial matters.

 

Make your financial resolutions this Women’s Day to be truly independent

Key takeaways:

  • Women need to participate actively in financial matters. 
  • Personal financial freedom should be every woman’s goal.

 

This women’s day, Right Horizons offers a FREE financial planning session for women at Dialogues cafe, JP Nagar on March 9th, 3-5pm. To register, write to us at contactus@righthorizons.in or 9845399780.

Review Your Portfolio Before Investment Decisions In A Bear Market

Vinay’s portfolio has taken quite a beating. He had purchased YES Bank at a price of around Rs. 450 per share about 8-9 months back. Today the share is hovering around Rs. 168. Sintex Plastics, which he had purchased in December 2017, has lost about 60% of its value. His portfolios largely comprised of midcap stocks, have lost 40-60% value from their peak. His stock portfolio was doing very well at one point, based on which he significantly increased his investments into stocks. Now, he is unsure as to what to do. Should he buy more of the stocks that he has so that his costs can be averaged?

The stock market has seen quite a few crashes this year. It is highly volatile these days and in a bear phase. The mid and small cap indices lost between 25-35% in a short period. In a bear market, confidence is low and stock prices are not rangebound. They can swing wildly.

In case you are in such a dilemma, here are some action points to bear in mind before making a random or emotional decision –

Review and Adjust Your Portfolio

Its ideal to book profits on your portfolio and hold some cash for deployment on market falls.  You may still want to review the stocks and equity mutual funds in your portfolio so as to remove the duds. You might want to let go of the duds in your portfolio by taking advantage of bear market rallies.

If you have stocks that were bought because of tips, recommendations or just to make quick profits, review them and sell off those that do not seem to have the potential for giving good returns in the long run.  Look to buy good stocks that can gain strongly on a market recovery.

Avoid Panic Selling

Some of us panic and sell off stocks the moment we see that they are losing value. That may not be the best course of action for all stocks. It is not a good idea to exit quality stocks with a good long-term record and good cash flow, , especially at points when they have fallen sharply and their valuations become attractive again.

Don’t Miss Out On Buying Low

Averaging is a smart investment strategy, especially for diversified mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Systematic Transfer Plans are good to supplement your SIPs when markets have fallen; and you are unable to predict the bottom of markets, but you know it is somewhere around the corner.

Most investors become too fearful on large market falls and miss out the opportunity of buying stocks at their best prices.  Keep in mind that the news flow is likely to very negative at such points.  At the same time, don’t fall into the trap of getting in too early. You can add more of blue chip stocks, high quality funds and ETFs when the prices are down.

Be Practical

If you don’t have the time or find it difficult to track individual stock and the market environment, stick to mutual funds. Seek professional advice if required.  Understand your portfolio, risk tolerance and risk capacity, so that you do not make any hasty decisions that you might regret later on. Work on a disciplined investment style that suits you.

It is difficult to time the market. So investors have to be patient and keep the right investment perspective before making decisions.

In the current market scenario, the prices have fallen quite a bit. It may be time to take some positions slowly. For example, one can invest in blue chip equity funds such as Mirae India Equity and Aditya Birla Sunlife Frontline funds in a phased manner, especially on corrections. One can use a combination of lump sum investment and SIPs to average the costs. When the markets move upward, they can sell off some positions and use that money to invest in debt instruments.

Key Takeaways

    • Understand your risk tolerance; Use an investment style that suits you
    • When markets are volatile, review your portfolio and sell off the bad quality stocks
    • Don’t Panic . Take advantage of market volatility
    • Stay Invested for the long term in fundamentally good stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. Increase allocations on lareger market falls.

Tax Rebate upto Rs 5 lakh: The real story

 

 

Ever since Interim Budget 2019, there is some confusion on whether there is income tax relief given to all citizens or not. Some people are convinced there is an income tax relief for all. Others say they have read or heard news reports about tax rebate relief.

For a common man with limited financial knowledge, all this can be very confusing. So, let us clear that confusion once and for all. The Budget has allowed individuals with taxable income up to Rs 5 lakh to get full tax rebate and so they pay zero tax. Read on to know more.

Tax slabs unchanged

There is no change in the income tax slabs. You must understand what is the difference between taxable income and total/gross income. Gross income includes all of the income a person has received during a financial year. This amount is not explicitly exempt from taxation. On the other hand, taxable income is the amount of income that is actually subject to taxation, after all deductions or exemptions. So, typically taxable income will be lower than gross/total income.

For a person aged below 60 years, up to Rs 2.5 lakh of their taxable income is not taxed.

Income between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh is taxed at 5% of total income exceeding Rs 2.5 lakh. This tax comes to a maximum of Rs 12,500.

Income between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh is taxed as at 20% of total income exceeding Rs 5 lakh.

Income above Rs 10 lakh is taxed at 30% of total income over Rs 10 lakh.

In the Interim Budget, these tax slabs remain the same. However, the Budget has allowed individuals with taxable income up to Rs 5 lakh to get full tax rebate under section 87A of the Income Tax Act.

Do remember for senior citizens aged 60 years and above but below 80 years, income up to Rs 3 lakh is exempt from tax. Income up to Rs 5 lakh is exempt from tax for super senior citizens (ie. aged 80 years and above).

Tax rebate is not tax cut for all

What does full tax rebate for those with taxable income of Rs 5 lakh mean? Read the example below.

Let us assume you, a person below 60 years, has a taxable income of Rs 5 lakh. As per income tax slabs, you fall in two slabs.

First, your income up to Rs 2.5 lakh is not taxed.

Second, the excess amount above Rs 2.5 lakh is taxed at 5% of the exceeding amount. Since your taxable income is Rs 5 lakh, this means you have Rs 2.5 lakh extra over the zero tax-slab.

At 5% income tax rate, the tax liability comes to Rs 12,500. However, the full tax rebate of up to Rs 12,500 given in the latest budget means you will also pay no tax!

But what if your taxable income is Rs 5.5 lakh or Rs 6 lakh or more? The moment your taxable income crosses Rs 5 lakh, then the rebate is not applicable for you.

If your taxable income is Rs 5.5 lakh, for example, your gross tax liability shoots up to Rs 23,400. For somebody with taxable income of Rs 6 lakh, the tax rises further to Rs 33,800.

In essence, all this means your tax liability rises sharply once you cross Rs 5 lakh taxable income zone. For earning just Rs 50,000 more than Rs 5 lakh (taxable income of Rs 5.5 lakh), your tax liability is nearly 47% on the extra Rs 50,000 income.

Importance of tax-planning

Under the new income tax rules, it becomes highly important to plan taxes properly and carefully. A small mistake can cost a lot as you can understand.

Not just the pay structure, full focus and attention needs to be given to tax planning.

Those in the marginal area (just above Rs 5 lakh taxable income) should use all the tax deductions available. This is so that such individuals are not taxed more just because they forgot to claim exemptions, or were not aware of how to lower tax dues.

So, try to consult a good financial planner and prepare your tax blue-print for this year and beyond.

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How to be tax-free with Income up to Rs 10 lakh

 

The Interim Budget 2019 may not have directly touched the income tax slab rates, but a small tweak in income tax rebate is virtually doing the job for many. Salaried employees earning up to Rs 10 lakh in a year can escape paying tax if they use some of the investment and expense related deductions available. In the same breath, non-salaried individuals earning Rs 9.5 lakh do not have to pay a single paisa in income tax. All this is possible because full tax rebate has been given for taxpayers having taxable income of Rs 5 lakh. This means if your total income is more than Rs 5 lakh, all you have to do is to claim deductions so as to bring the taxable income to Rs 5 lakh or below. Read on to know more.

No more taxes

Apart from hiking standard deduction to Rs 50,000 a year, The government has not made any extra income tax deduction related announcements in Interim Budget 2019. By smartly using the norms, all of your income can be made tax-free. Of course, some might argue that claiming Rs 5 lakh as deductions out of Rs 10 lakh income is difficult. Dear friends, life is an art of possibilities. If you know there is a way, you can always succeed.

Before the Budget, taxable income up to Rs 2.5 lakh attracted no tax while taxable income falling between RS 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh attracted 5% tax. In simple terms this means that if your taxable income was Rs 5 lakh, you paid tax on the Rs 2.5 lakh beyond the zero-tax income.

This 5% of Rs 2.5 lakh translated into Rs 12500 and was your income tax liability. The Interim Budget 2019 has given 100% rebate on up to Rs 12500 amount. So, there will be no tax liability for you.

How do individuals earning more than Rs 5 lakh take advantage of the situation? It is easy. If you have a salary income of Rs 10 lakh, you need to claim deductions worth Rs 5 lakh and bring your taxable income part to Rs 5 lakh.

Deduction game

Assume your salary income is Rs 10 lakh. You can make a deduction of up to Rs 2 lakh for interest paid on housing loan for self-occupied property under Section 24. This will reduce your taxable income from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.

Then, there is maximum Rs 1.5 lakh deduction for investments made under Section 80C (like principal paid on housing loan, insurance premium, ELSS, PPF etc.). This brings your taxable income from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 6.5 lakh.

The Interim Budget 2019 has increased the standard deduction for salaried persons to Rs 50,000 (increased from Rs 40,000 earlier). Using this standard deduction, your taxable income falls from Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.

To encourage National Pension System (NPS), the income tax norms allow us to claim a maximum and separate deduction under Section 80CCD(1B) for additional investment in NPS of Rs 50,000. This when claimed will bring your taxable income from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh.

Each and every nook

Lastly, you can claim Rs 25,000 medical insurance premium for self & spouse and Rs 25,000 mediclaim premium for your dependent parents. The combined Rs 50,000 premium (under Section 80D)when deduced from your taxable income of Rs 5.5 lakh brings it to the magic figure of Rs 5 lakh.

The process will be similar for non-salaried persons but they will not able to claim the Rs 50,000 standard deduction (available for salaried only). Thus, non-salaried with Rs 9.5 lakh in the above example will pay zero tax.

Below is a a table that shows your example of a salaried person (below 60 years of age).

A) Gross Income – Rs 10,00,000

B) Deductions

i) Deduction for Interest on Housing loan for self-occupied property – sec 24        – Rs 200,000

ii) Deduction – Section 80C (Insurance premium /Principal on housing loan / ELSS / NPS /) – Rs 150,000

iii) Standard Deduction for salaried – Rs 50,000

iv) Deduction under Section 80CCD(1B) – Additional investment in NPS – Rs 50,000

v) Deduction under Section 80D – Mediclaim – Rs 25,000

vi) Deduction for parents (senior citizens Mediclaim) – Rs 25,000

C) Taxable income (A minus B) – Rs 500,000

D) Income tax payable (5% of amount between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh) – Rs 12500

E) Rebate under section 87A – Rs 12500

F) Net tax payable- Rs 0 (zero)

Do remember that many salaried and non salaried persons can also other deductions available under the Income Tax Act. For instance, interest paid during a financial year on an education loan is allowed as deduction for individuals from the total income under Section 80E. The deduction is provided only for the interest part of the EMI. There is no limit on the maximum amount that is allowed as deduction. If you are paying education loan interest, you can claim the maximum amount per financial year. If the amount is Rs 5 lakh per year, you will not have to do any other investments to come to zero-tax club.

Likewise, taxpayers can use the Section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act that allows you tax deduction on donations made to any charitable organization. The various donations specified in section 80G are eligible for a deduction of up to either 100% or 50% with or without restriction, as provided in Section 80G.

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