life insurance
Insurance
Aarati Krishnan

Until what age should your life insurance last?

When buying life insurance, most good advisors recommend that you go in for a pure term plan. A pure term plan is an insurance policy that offers life cover (with no investment component, bells or whistles – we’ll tell you why you don’t need those in a later article) for a specific ‘term’ or period of your life.

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survey
General
Srikanth Meenakshi

What you like about PrimeInvestor and what you would like to see next – Survey results

A few days ago, we conducted a survey among our (paid) subscribers. We got a fantastic response for it from our audience. Typically, for such surveys, a response of 5-10% is considered good. We got a whopping 25%+ response rate. That in itself shows how engaged and committed our customers are. Thanks to everyone who gave their opinion!

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life insurance
Insurance
Aarati Krishnan

How much life insurance do you need?

One of the very first questions you’ll be faced with after deciding to buy a term insurance plan, is – What’s the size of the term cover (what insurers call the sum assured) you’ll need?

Most folks don’t put much thought into this and go for the nice round number suggested by their insurance agent, which is usually Rs 1 crore. You can online calculators, but they can throw up widely diverging numbers.

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rebalance
General
Vidya Bala

How to rebalance your portfolio

In February, we had provided some do-it-yourself guidelines on maintaining a long-term portfolio. Many of you appreciated it and said you found it useful. Please read it if you haven’t. One of the points in that playbook was about portfolio rebalancing. Since many of you continue to have doubts on what is rebalancing and how

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wecare deposit
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Prime Review: Should seniors invest in the SBI WeCare deposit?

With interest rates on debt options falling steeply in the past year, retirees, pensioners and those seeking to supplement their income with fixed deposit schemes have seen a sharp dip in their cash flows. In this context, it is good to see India’s largest bank – State Bank of India (SBI) – coming up with a special deposit scheme for senior citizens while revising its fixed deposit rates recently.

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super funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Srikanth Meenakshi

PhonePe’s Super Funds – Not so super!

When PhonePe announced last week that they were expanding their mutual funds offering on their app by offering so-called ‘Super Funds’, I was actually quite excited. I was an early adopter of the UPI app, and till date, it is my primary app for money transfers. They probably have the cleanest UX among all UPI apps and I was keenly watching their entry into MF services.

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