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Financial Advisor - How much fees is justified?

Financial Advisor - How much fees is justified?

Are you wondering how much fees is justified for your financial advisor? What is the value that your financial advisor adds to your overall financial journey? Does your financial advisor charge you too much for the financial plan and the investment advice that she gives you? How do you segregate between the value of investment advice and the service that your financial advisor provides you?

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Why should you invest in 5.25% taxable REC 54EC Bonds?

REC Bonds Taxable

Firstly, investing in these bonds makes sense if you have sold a property and have accrued long-term capital gains. Overall, if you invest your gains in the REC Bonds you are not required to pay tax to the government. This is the main reason why one should consider investing in the REC Bonds. This is especially true for high net worth investors, who are in highest tax bracket.

Secondly, considering REC Bonds from a financial planning perspective, it is a low-risk asset class, but still, an investor with a high-risk profile can invest in them because the returns are tax-free after 3 years. Thus the overall post-tax returns are quite high. This enables an investor to not only earn tax-free income but also ensure the safety of capital.

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How to reduce the impact of Long Term Captial Gains Tax?

Reduce the impact of long term capital gains tax

What can you do to minimize the impact of 10% tax on your Long term capital gains (LTCG)? Though this is a new reality now for most of the long term investors, but being more aware of the possible options can help us reduce the impact. It just requires one to do few things on a periodic basis. 

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Why taking risk in long term investment makes sense?

Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained

Most of us want to keep our money safe while choosing to invest in our long-term goals like child education and our own retirement. This is done primarily because everyone has told us that investments in equity markets are risky, and we really don’t want to take the risk with our important goals like education and retirement. While it looks like a prudent choice, but unknowingly we are making the wrong choice of investment products, like FDs, NSCs, PPF etc. Let us see three main reasons why in long-term goals, it makes perfect sense to take the risk. 

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Ways to earn tax-efficient income from your retirement corpus

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While we save throughout our life for our peaceful retirement, but when it comes to investing our retirement corpus, we choose many tax-inefficient products. This is mainly, due to lack of awareness about products to invest in, during our retired life. In this article we have proposed a mix of three type of investment products which will result in tax-efficient returns and will provide you better risk-adjusted returns in the long term. You may find it useful either for your own retirement corpus or for the investments of your retired parents.

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