Case I: Tanya Kapoor is saving and investing for her retirement. Here’s what the doctor has advised her:
- Investing in equity funds, fixed income for past 3-4 years.
- Retirement target is low, as it must sustain for 30-35 years.
- Too much of portfolio lying idle in savings bank and in low-yield fixed deposits.
- Equity allocation is barely 18%. Must hike this to at least 40-50%.
- Increase equity SIPs by Rs 5,000 and hike by 10% every year.
Note from the doctor
- Identify goals other than retirement and start saving for them.
- Don’t invest too much in tax inefficient fixed deposits.
- Review investments and rebalance at least once in a year.
- Reduce risk when goal is near so that you don’t miss the target.
Case II: Krish Kumar is saving to buy a house and for his kid’s education. Here’s the doctor’s advice to him:
- Investing in mix of equity funds, stocks and fixed income for goals.
- Investments for house will grow to `42 lakh in five years. Take loan for the balance.
- Child’s education goal is on track. Continue SIPs in existing funds.
- Review mutual fund portfolio at least once a year. Change if any fund’s performance slips.
- Reduce risk when goal is near so that you TOTAL `17,71,427 `55,000 don’t miss the target.
Assumptions used in the calculations
Education expenses: 10%
For all other goals: 7%
Equity funds: 12%
Debt options: 8%
(Portfolios analysed by Raj Khosla, Managing Director and Founder, MyMoneyMantra)
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