# SIP Returns Calculator

Article: Mutual Fund SIP Returns Calculator Calculators: Download the SIP-returns-investor-version Updated: Jan. 2104. Thanks to Shekar for pointing out an error in the CAGR calculation. Contents: versatile SIP corpus calculator, goal planner, SIP and lump sum returns (CAGR) calculator Download the SIP-returns-pro-version Updated: Jan. 2104. Thanks to Shekar for pointing out an error in the…

# Download a do it yourself financial planning guide by Rajesh Dalmia

Rajesh Dalmia a certified financial planner and director of Mandar Learning Academy has authored an impressive do it yourself financial planning guide for investors to understand the basic features of insurance planning and goal-based investing. The guide has four excellent calculation charts that enable one to calculate Necessary life insurance cover Corpus’s needed for retirement,…

# Interview with Raag Vamdatt: The Passionate Entrepreneur

‘Conflict of interest’ is a concept poorly understood by most Indians: from the dislodged BCCI chairman for obvious reasons to a school teacher offering private tuition. Conflict of interest also looms large in the Indian financial advisory business. I would bet that more than 95% of financial advisors get remuneration of some sort from mutual…

# Comprehensive Fixed Deposit Calculator – I: Total and Advance Tax Liability

If you are holding fixed deposits, you could use this calculator to compute: tax you need to pay each financial year after accounting for TDS advance tax instalments to be paid (if applicable) This calculator is a spin-off my recurring deposit calculator which was featured in OneMint. The calculator was requested by Anshu and is…

# The Financial Arrow of Time

This summer I am spending quite a bit of time with my 16 year old nephew. He is a philosopher, writer, artist and entrepreneur! He makes money by doing chores for his parents. He makes money by doing drawing assignments and other odd jobs for his friends! When I asked him where this money goes…

# Can You Think Of A Risk-Free AND Tax-Free Mutual Fund?

Question 2: Name mutual fund types with near zero probability of money-loss? I am big fan of lowering risk and tax. Before I save and invest I try to choose instruments with minimum risk and tax out-go. Of course the type of risk differs: loss-of-money-risk when saving and loss-of-value-risk (or inflation risk) when investing. Choosing…

# How Achievable Are Your Financial Goals?

‘How much risk an investor can take’ and ‘how much risk he should take’ are two very different things. ‘Invest as per your risk appetite’ is half-decent advice. However it is not universally valid. A person who hates equity can choose to avoid it only if he can afford to regularly invest a sizable (often…

# Overwhelmed By How Much You Need To Invest For Your Financial Goals? Here Is A Way Out!

One of the first steps towards taking control of ones financial life is to list down all long-term and short-term goals that one needs funds for. The next step is to use a calculator to estimate how much one needs to invest for each goal independently. The results can often be frightening and sometimes even…

# The What, Why, How and When of Portfolio Rebalancing With Calculators to Boot

Beginning to invest for a long term goal in accordance with a plan is an important first step. Once the investing process is underway, performance of the instruments chosen have to be monitored the portfolio rebalanced the goal plan re-evaluated annually and a few years away from the goal-date a plan to shift funds from…

# Recurring Deposit Calculator

A recurring deposit (RD) is a terrific instrument for meeting important short-term goals. If I can claim to have some financial discipline it is because I observed my parents open RDs for meeting their short term goals ranging from paying insurance premium to my school fee. For the new generation of investors I guess the…

# Excel-based Mutual Fund Portfolio Returns Tracker (Version 1)

Use this excel file to track returns from your SIP and lump sum mutual fund holdings. I have had several requests for making something like this. Didn’t do much about it until Mr. Vijay Hegde sent me his tracker file for inputs. I got inspired by it and decided to build one from the ground…

# Mutual Fund SIP Returns Calculator

Use this suite of calculators to compute SIP and lump sum returns, compute SIP corpus and determine SIP amount needed for a goal. This represents an upgrade of my understanding of (a) excel functions and (b) the compounding process. The calculators also help illustrate a common error in converting monthly  returns to annual returns. First…

# Updated: Pay off Home Loan or Invest For Retirement Calculator

Last week I had posted a calculator to figure out which is better: (a). Pay off your home loan asap and then step up retirement investment or (b). Let the home loan  run its natural course and invest as much as possible for retirement. I now post a revised version of this calculator with the…