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Financial Planning

A financial plan is the road map for your financial life. It covers major financial areas of your life addressing aspects such as cash flow, savings, debt management, risk management, childrens education planning, taxes, retirement, estate planning, and of course, investments and a strategy for managing them. It is more than a guide. It is a written strategy that gives you a clear, pragmatic path to follow towards the accomplishment of your most important financial goals.

Having a financial plan is like having a travel plan - it identifies where youre going, how and when youll get there, how much will it cost, and things to do along the way. A personal financial plan looks at where you are today and where you want to go. Then it sets out all the steps you need to take to get there. Everyone who is earning should draw up a financial plan. The plan will help you get the most from your money and help you in achieving your financial goals in life.

Some people naturally resist the process of creating a Financial Plan. Initially, it seems overwhelming and/or just too much of trouble. However, the potentially devastating consequences of not having it are far greater than the initial discomfort that you experience of the process. For most people we have worked with, the hardest part is just making the decision to get started. Once the process has begun, most clients find it engaging and interesting.

Do you need financial plan?

Yes - if you have an income, a family or planning to have one in the future, retirement dreams, and for many other financial reasons / goals that are unique to you. No one can predict the future but one can certainly be better prepared for it. An effective financial plan will make sure that you are financially prepared to deal with the unexpected events and stormy times. If you dont have one, youre more likely to end up in a financial mess. On the contrary, if you have one and the recommendations thereon have been executed, most of your financial goals will be satisfactorily met. A good financial plan can alert you to changes that must be made to make sure a smooth transition through lifes financial phases, such as decreasing spending or changing asset allocation.

By developing a financial plan you and your family: 

  • Will have a better understanding of your current financial position.
  • Determine attainable retirement, education, insurance, and other financial goals.
  • Review goals, funding strategies, and alternatives to balance all goals.
  • Have the necessary financial resources set aside to fund your goals as they occur.
  • Reduce the effects of unexpected events such as disability, premature death etc.

You need not be very rich to have a financial plan. No matter how much you earn and at what age, a plan is important to make your life easier. As your financial situation influences almost every aspect of your life, a regular financial plan can help give you peace of mind and protect you from unforeseen, unfavorable situations. Once you have a working personal financial plan, you can use it to make informed financial choices. Having a good financial plan will allow you an over view of what you can afford. It will allow you to analyze your wants versus your needs. It also provides you a way to see how to avoid major financial mistakes in the future.

Risks of not having a financial plan: 

    • You may be able to achieve what you want today but might not be able to achieve what you need few years down the line. Say, if you buy a new car now, you might not have enough funds later to buy your dream home.

 

    • You may not see the big picture. Say, you may grow your wealth by making good investment choices but end up being tax inefficient and pay more taxes than you need to.

 

    • You may take a short-term view of an opportunity and make rushed financial decisions, or fall into some scam trap. Worst of all, you may end up doing nothing (and just thinking of doing something) and never achieve your financial goals.

 

    • You might become a victim of mis-selling and build a corpus of investment products that neither suits your financial needs nor your risk profile.

 

  • You are very much likely to worry more about money and financial security. You may not know where you are today and where are you heading for.

Tips for Effective Financial Plan 

  • Be realistic with your investment returns; dont plan to outperform the markets.
  • Account for market risk and dont assume the same return to repeat every year.
  • Dont forget to plan for inflation, taxes and your financial planners fees.
  • Review your financial plan regularly to see if you are on track or need any changes in the plan.

The need for financial plan is all the more very important in the turbulent economic times of today. If you dont have one till now, dont delay any more and Get it Now. Dont be self-satisfied that you will be okay whatever happens. Face the reality. Unless you develop a financial plan early, it will be too late.

Market Watch
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Lalit Nambiar Watch the interview of Lalit Nambiar of UTI MF with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra of CNBC-TV18, where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:04:32 +0530


Harsha Upadhyaya The expert believes that it would be prudent to tilt the portfolio towards largecaps, where valuations are slightly better.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:01:26 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Sunil Subramaniam, CEO of Sundaram Mutual Fund discussed the mutual fund (MF) industry wish-list and their expectations from Budget 2018.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:56:59 +0530


Bill Maldonado The one thing they like about investing in India is the prudent manner in which the economy has been managed by the government and the RBI, said Bill Maldonado of HSBC Global AMC.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:50:33 +0530


S Krishna Kumar The overall market is factoring in a lot of positive news, said S Krishna Kumar. Cues such as India being fastest-growing economy going ahead along with swelling order books of EPC firms are working well.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:28:56 +0530


Ajay Tyagi In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Ajay Tyagi, EVP Fund Manager, UTI Mutual Fund discussed fundamentals of the market.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:46:31 +0530


Sailesh Raj Bhan Fund flows in December may have slowed but 2017 flows overall have been at record levels that is flows coming from retail investors to mutual funds. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO-Equity Investment at Reliance Mutual Fund shared his views and readings on this extraordinary trend of 2017 and will the same continue in 2018.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:59:28 +0530


Tushar Pradhan Speaking on valuation issues, Tushar Pradhan highlighted that they did move higher last year and PE expansion also contributed to returns from the market.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:00:16 +0530


Sunil Subramaniam Watch the interview of Sunil Subramaniam, CEO at Sundaram Mutual Fund with Prashant Nair and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his readings and outlook on market and specific stocks.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:52:11 +0530


Swati Kulkarni Watch the interview of Swati Kulkarni, Executive Vice President and Fund Manager at UTI MF with Sonia Shenoy and Ekta Batra on CNBC-TV18, in which she shared her readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market, and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:11:24 +0530


Manish Sonthalia Manish Sonthalia expects the taxation to return to equity given the lower GST collections along with economic scenario.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:51:34 +0530


Gaurav Mehta In the fund there are several consumer names both from the staples basket as well from the discretionary basket, said Gaurav Mehta, Fund Manager,Ambit Asset Management.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:31:17 +0530


Here#39;s a fundamental view on the market from Motilal Oswal#39;s Gautam Sinha Roy Watch the interview of Gautam Sinha Roy of Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund with CNBC-TV18#39;s Ekta Batra and Surabhi Upadhyay where he shared his readings and outlook on the fundamentals of the market and specific stocks and sectors.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:01:08 +0530


Mutual Fund Day: Financial planning tips for young professionals On CNBC-TV18#39;s special show Mutual Fund Day, watch the interview of Sailesh Raj Bhan, Deputy CIO Reliance Mutual Fund and Harsh Roongta, Independent Financial Advisor where they shared financial planning tips for young professionals.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:01:55 +0530


Mahesh Patil Overall, he expects auto and cement names to show growth in earnings. For the second half of this fiscal too he expects good earnings trends.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:44:51 +0530


Bharat Dynamics files IPO papers with Sebi This is the fourth PSU that has approached Sebi for IPO in less than one month. The other three are - Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd, RITES Ltd and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:28:43 +0530


Route Mobile files IPO papers with SEBI, to raise around Rs 600 cr Route Mobile will also use issue proceeds for investment in subsidiaries for purchase of office premises in London and Singapore; purchase of business process outsourcing centre in Noida; and general corporate purposes.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:41:28 +0530


Apollo Micro Systems closes 65% higher on Day 1 of listing The stock had gained a whopping 74 percent in the opening tick at Rs 478 on the BSE.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:44:16 +0530


Bumper debut! Apollo Micro Systems lists 74% higher at Rs 478 The company#39;s Rs 156-crore IPO saw huge oversubscription of 248.51 times between January 10 and January 12.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:01:29 +0530


Apollo Micro Systems to debut on bourses on January 22 Considering the market#39;s strong momentum and that the issue was met with a phenomenal response from investors, the listing price premium could be around Rs 200 per share over the IPO price
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:07:31 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO oversubscribed 165 times on final day The air conditioner manufacturer’s IPO received bids for 1.99 crore shares against an issue size of 49 .27 lakh, data available with the NSE as of 11:50 am showed.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:53:32 +0530


Newgen IPO Update: Issue subscribed 3.3 times on last day so far The issue has received bids for 1.34 crore shares against the total issue size of over 1.22 crore scrips, data available with the NSE as of 11 am showed on Thursday.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:14:46 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO fully subscribed on first day The company had raised Rs 179 crore from anchor investors yesterday.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:47:33 +0530


RITES files papers with Sebi to raise Rs 600 cr via IPO Incorporated by the railways ministry, the company provides transport consultancy and engineering services.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:37:35 +0530


Subscribe for long term to Amber Enterprises India : SPA Research SPA Research has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 17, 2018
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:26:39 +0530


Amber Enterprises IPO opens today. Should you subscribe to the issue? Brokerage houses largely recommend subscribing to the issue, citing reasonable valuations as well as that of having a good track record.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:41:05 +0530


Subscribe to CRP Risk Management: Investment Imperative Investment Imperative has come out in its Report on CRP Risk Management IPO as on January 16, 2018
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:28 +0530


Galaxy Surfactants gets Sebi#39;s go-ahead to float IPO The company had filed its draft papers with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in November last year and obtained #39;observations#39; from the regulator on January 12, 2018, the latest update with markets watchdog showed.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:45:34 +0530


Newgen Software IPO opens today. Should you subscribe? The issue price has been set in the range of Rs 240-245 apiece and the company plans to raise around Rs 450 crore.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:39:53 +0530


Subscribe to Amber Enterprises India : HEM Securities HEM Securities has come out with its report on Amber Enterprises India IPO , The research firm has recommended to “ Subscribe ” the IPO in its research report as on January 15, 2018
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:05:50 +0530