Season 4 Episode 23: 6 ratios for your financial life
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to ask some tough questions about their money life. How much should one be spending and saving? How much should one spend on EMIs? How much life insurance should one have? In this episode of the special series of Money with Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan talks about 6 Money Ratios which give a broad direction in which one should move. Watch the full video for more. Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of the book, Let’s Talk Money. Note: These are rough ratios. Please speak to your financial planner for a bespoke plan.
Bundled insurance plans neither give you a good life cover nor a good return and in India these are built like traps. In this episode of the special series of Money with Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan explains why one should stop buying bundled life insurance plans in India and how it destroys one’s savings. Watch the full video for more.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) can put restrictions on who can open current accounts with which bank. Is the move part of a larger plan to stop banking frauds? In this special series of Money with Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan explains how the move will prevent the siphoning off of money. Watch the full episode for Monika Halan’s advice. Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of the book ‘Let’s Talk Money’
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has become the first financial regulator to settle the debate regarding the classification of advisors and agents when it comes to financial instruments. Personal finance expert Monika Halan explains Sebi’s solution, comparing advisors to doctors, and agents to chemists. Agents are only supposed to sell products which customers seek, while advisors will make recommendations after assessing various factors related to the buyer. Meanwhile, other regulators like the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, and the Reserve Bank of India are still lagging behind. Is it time for the government to intervene? Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of the book ‘Let’s Talk Money’.
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“The longer your time horizon, the more equity you can put in your mutual fund portfolio and the shorter your time horizon, the more debt funds you should have,” says personal finance expert Monika Halan in this episode of Money With Monika. “You need to break up your needs according to the distance of your goal,” she explains. Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of ‘Let’s Talk Money’. Watch the full video for more.
“There is no perfect moment to start investing. Just start,” says personal finance expert Monika Halan in this episode of Money With Monika. “It takes very little to start investing as much as just ₹500/month in a mutual fund SIP,” adds Monika. She explains to viewers why investing early will allow them to reap the benefits of compounding over the long term. Monika Halan is consulting editor with Mint and author of ‘Let’s Talk Money’. Money With Monika is a weekly personal finance show published on livemint.com