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EDITORIAL PICKS TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

Investing may look like a complex maze. It’s not really. Dive into these top picks and watch your mind unfold. It’s as simple as planning for an outing.
Most of us have a fixed income but many variable expenses that one rarely keeps a close eye on. Once one overshoots the budget, the stresses and strains begin to pile up quickly. Developing a few sensible personal finance habits will help you keep your sanity and your money. 
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Want to take charge of your finances, but unsure if you should save or invest? We’ve got you covered! Saving vs. Investing – what’s the difference?
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One might think that the only way to increase wealth is by investing in risky assets, but this is not entirely true; there are some basic and low-risk practices that can help increase your net worth. Here’s a quick roundup of these strategies and how to implement them in your portfolio:
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Personal finance planning is just that - an inherently individualistic exercise in which one size does not fit all. However, understanding a few basic underlying principles can help one create a unique plan that best fits one’s individual needs for a comfortable present and a secure financial future.
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The 20s are a hugely consequential phase of your life – you’ll finish studying, start working and lay the foundations of a long career. Try to use this time to build good financial habits and give yourself a head-start in life. It might seem hard at first, but these habits will help you make better financial decisions to get ahead of your peers, and set you up for financial security early in life.
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The well-known children’s fable – the ant and the grasshopper, has a great lesson even for grownups. Let’s think of summer as salaried days, achieving a personal goal or good health; if we, just like the ant, make the most of it by saving in anticipation for the harsh winter, which could be a sudden health crisis, an unexpected expense, or crushing debt , then we will be ready to face it. Unlike the grasshopper. While the moral of this story is important – that it is smart to save as much as one can during days of abundance – it is equally important to remember that your personal finance story shouldn’t end with just saving money.
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Getting your first job is a milestone to celebrate! As you anticipate your first pay cheque, it’s also the perfect opportunity to learn some good financial habits. These will help you make the most of your money and give you a strong foundation in life.
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A guide to help you define your financial goals
Need help to define your financial goals? Here you go! - The first step of good financial planning is being able to clearly define your financial goals.
May 2023
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3 ways to complete your KYC
Know Your Customer (KYC) is the process through which financial institutions authenticate the address and identity of investors. It is mandatory for an investor to submit KYC even before the investment process is initiated - for example in bank deposits, fixed deposits, mutual funds etc. KYC can be done in 3 different ways: 
1]Aadhaar-based OTP, done online. 2] Aadhaar-based Biometric Authentication. 3] In-person-verification (IPV) KYC
Apr 2023
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Guide to calculating your tax returns
Calculating and filing income tax can seem like a daunting task, but with a little preparation it is now easier than ever to understand one’s tax returns.
Mar 2023
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Emergency Fund
An emergency fund can help you overcome some of the toughest situations in life. Whether it’s an unexpected layoff, a medical emergency or business disruption due to economic recession, you may need emergency funds to tide you over a crisis. During the coronavirus pandemic, 40% of people1 dipped into their emergency fund, and nearly three-quarters of them ended up spending more than half of it. When you have an emergency corpus for these situations, you are ready for anything life throws at you. The stakes are high, so it’s vital that you go about it the right way – and these are the 7 common mistakes you must avoid when building your corpus:
Nov 2022
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How To Protect Your Investments in Volatile Markets
In today’s world, a major adverse event can come out of nowhere – a job loss, an economic downturn, or who knows, a pandemic? Most of these events are beyond our control, but we can mitigate their adverse impact on our finances if we are prepared for them. Let’s look at some tips to deal with the fluctuations that occur in a modern economy.
Sep 2022
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Accounting for Inflation while Investing
Inflation simply means an increase in price, and therefore a decrease in the purchasing power of your money. Because of inflation, Rs. 100 in your wallet today will be able to buy fewer goods next year than they can buy today. Inflation is calculated and published on an annual basis, so an inflation rate of 6% means that in one year, the price of goods and services rose 6%. In other words, you would have to pay Rs. 106 for goods that you could buy for Rs. 100 a year before.
Jul 2022
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SET HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS
An easy and smart guide to managing your household expenses effectively
Many of us dream of owning a car. But buying and maintaining your first car can be a daunting affair given the price rise, increase in interest rates, and fuel prices and other costs related to maintaining a car.
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Flash sales are a rage around the world. Many major brands offer heavy discounts to lure customers to buy their products. Consumers have limited time to think. If they delay, chances are that the product may go out of shelf. In this mad rush, consumers can fail to distinguish between their ‘want’ and ‘need’. 
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An international degree could be a great launchpad for your career. It gives you global exposure and could help you land your dream job. If you’re eyeing a foreign education, you're probably someone who needs financial planning so that you can achieve your financial goals and be prepared for the expenses involved. This calls for a sound investing strategy, based on thorough knowledge of how financial planning works.
You can make your foreign education dream a reality by following these four key steps to build your financial corpus:
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Start saving money in your 20s, you’ll thank yourself in your 30s! Why should you save money?
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Effective asset allocation aims to balance reward and risk by allocating investment funds into a variety of assets, according to an investor’s goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. Allocating assets to equities, fixed income, cash etc. each comes with its own level of risk, and unique characteristics that could change over time. Here are some factors to consider as you weigh your asset allocation decisions:
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Gen-Z: achieve financial freedom with savings, investments, insurance, emergency funds.
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Buying a car is always a momentous occasion. It is arguably the single most expensive purchase you may make, other than buying your house. It calls for a thorough evaluation of your finances and careful planning. But now, with the growing popularity and convenience of ride-hailing apps, the question arises - do you still need to buy a car, or could you just rent a cab wherever you need to go? We dive into the pros and cons of each decision:
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Financial security is an important goal and setting a budget and adhering to it can only help to attain this goal. Making a budget to maximise savings and optimising investment planning while managing your expenses and finances can be difficult but, it is the first step in accomplishing your short-term and long-term financial goals. The more efficiently you budget your expenses, the better your financial planning, and the closer you are to achieving your financial goals.
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Asset allocation is an essential part of investment planning. The aim is to diversify your investments in order to enable you to mitigate the risk posed by market volatility.
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A periodic check-up is the best way to keep track of your health – and the same goes for your finances. When it comes to managing physical health, we simply consult doctors and follow their advice. Financial health can be trickier. We don’t always know where to begin or whom to consult, and we end up neglecting it.
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ENSURE COMPLETE PROTECTION
Shield yourself and your loved ones with robust insurance planning
Borrowing money has never been easier thanks to the rise of fintech ecosystem. Digital lending platforms or instant loan apps that allow individuals to borrow money quickly and easily are among the byproducts of the confluence of finance and technology. 
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Gen Z have recently entered the workforce. However, in the midst of high spirits and bucket list, they can neglect to plan ahead. While splurging a bit is natural at this age, it is better to chalk out a goal in advance to deal with life exigencies.
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Gone are the days when it was necessary to carry cash when you walked out of home. Now, all you need is your mobile phone. Whether you are buying milk, grocery or vegetables, Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments are accepted almost everywhere. 
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A fast-paced lifestyle that includes unhealthy diet, prolonged working hours, longer travelling hours, irregular sleep cycle has increased lifestyle related ailments. All this can take a toll on your health and the rising medical costs can strain our finances. Further, the pandemic has made us all realize that a health hazard can strike any time. 
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It’s been said that “life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans”. In other words, life is unpredictable. Emergencies can come out of the blue and impose huge financial burdens. The pandemic has shown us that even the best-laid plans can be derailed by a sudden job loss or health crisis.
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Good financial habits, especially if developed early on in life, can offer considerable rewards in the future. Let’s delve into 7 good financial habits you can build from today:
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As you grow older, your responsibilities will grow, and before you know it, you’ll have a family to support. That comes with its own set of financial obligations, from college funds and home loans to cars and vacations. But if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected – and insurance is a vital risk management tool to protect you from unforeseen crises. It is a critical part of any financial plan – so let’s find out why insurance is so important for your financial well-being.
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SAVE & INVEST IN TOMORROW
Save and invest for your secure future
If you didn’t start investing when you earned your first salary, the best time to start could be now. If you’re still unsure about the benefits of investment planning, here are four factors that might help change your mind:
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The ideal investment portfolio must balance risk and reward, with a mix of investment tools chosen according to the individual’s objectives, time horizon and risk appetite. 
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As a young investor with dreams and aspirations, this is the time of your life! You’ve probably got so many personal goals to achieve, whether it’s a new house, a new car or a bucket list vacation. For each of those dreams, you must have a plan beyond just savings – and Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) are one of the best ways to get there.
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Adhering to your financial plans is essential for financial security. If most of your expenses are unplanned, you may end up overspending. This could trigger a short-term crisis, as you run short of money to pay your bills. These crises hinder your progress towards your financial goals. Without a proper framework to manage cash flow, you may become susceptible to an endless cycle of credit card debt. You might even run out of money to pay insurance premiums, leaving you vulnerable in the face of life’s uncertainties.
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If you’ve always wanted to see the world, don’t let your finances hold you back. Start building a travel fund so you can backpack across Europe, enjoy an overwater villa in the Maldives, skydive in Dubai and more. Sound financial planning will make sure you have the money to enjoy your trips, and that you don’t have to worry about your finances when you’re back home.
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PODCAST

In PGIM India podcast series, we bring you insights on money management and personal finance to help you make smart investment decisions

How to Select Equity Funds For Your Portfolio
How to Select Equity Funds For Your Portfolio

In life we are inundated with choices – whether it’s the choice of clothes, the colour and brand of cars, perfumes, the list can go on. Clearly, there’s a wide variety of options available today in every sphere of life which can be sometimes overwhelming. 

Feb 2024
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5 smart ways to use Systematic Transfer Plan & Systematic Withdrawal Plan
5 smart ways to use Systematic Transfer Plan & Systematic Withdrawal Plan

Systematic Transfer Plan and Systematic Withdrawal Plan are tools offered by mutual funds that provide convenience and flexibility to cater to investor’s different financial goals. 

Jan 2024
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How to invest in Global Companies
How to invest in Global Companies

In this episode of Money Buddy, Ajit Menon, CEO, PGIM India Mutual Fund, takes us through why investors should consider investing beyond Indian markets and the options available to diversify their portfolios in international stocks.   

Aug 2023
15min read


Automate your portfolio with Balanced Advantage Funds
Automate your portfolio with Balanced Advantage Funds

Balanced Advantage Funds dynamically adjust their equity and fixed income exposure based on a pre-determined formula. 

Aug 2023
10min read


Best of both worlds - How Hybrid Funds Give You An Edge
Best of both worlds - How Hybrid Funds Give You An Edge

In this episode, Lisa Pallavi Barbora and Ravi Samalad discuss why investors are lapping up Hybrid Funds and how to go about selecting the right Hybrid Fund for your portfolio.

Jan 2024
16min read


5 steps to Build your Emergency Fund with Debt Mutual Funds
5 steps to Build your Emergency Fund with Debt Mutual Funds

In this episode, Lisa Pallavi Barbora and Ravi Samalad discuss the importance of creating an emergency fund, where to invest, and shares five simple steps to create an emergency fund corpus.

Nov 2023
17min read


The what, how and why of asset allocation
The what, how and why of asset allocation

In this episode, Lisa Pallavi Barbora and Ravi Samalad discuss what asset allocation is, different types of asset allocation, its benefits, what goes into making a diversified portfolio, and more. 

Nov 2023
15min read


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