Dec 2022
4 mins read

8 Life Events You Should Prepare For

Life is a rollercoaster, and most big life events have significant financial implications – so it’s important to be prepared. Maybe you can’t foresee everything, but these are the eight big life events you should definitely consider when making a financial plan.


The Great Indian Wedding can cost lakhs, even crores of rupees, and takes years of planning. Besides, when you marry someone, you are also accepting their financial habits, resources and liabilities, as you build a life together. This means a wedding will have huge implications on your finances in more ways than one.
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Higher education

The cost of higher education continues to rise as you seek better qualifications in a competitive world. Specialisation is in vogue, and foreign universities continue to attract Indian students. Plan and save up ahead of time to ease the brunt of university fees and expenses. This is an investment that will yield dividends for the rest of your life.
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Career ups and downs

In a volatile world, you cannot ignore the possibility of sudden job changes or income loss. A good financial plan should always include an emergency fund to tide you over the loss of a job. For peace of mind, you might want to put your emergency funds in relatively low-risk investments like liquid mutual funds or short-term debt mutual funds. 
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The arrival of a new family member

Having a baby is a joyous occasion, but it also comes with great financial responsibility. Start planning early to give your child a good start in life, and consider dedicated investment instruments like children’s education plans to power their dreams.
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Medical emergencies

Health issues can eat away at your finances. The cost of investigations, procedures and hospitalisation can mount rapidly and leave you in the lurch. That’s why it is important to save up and invest in health insurance from an early age.
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Buying a home

Buying a home is a major investment and should be made with care and diligence, especially given the enormous capital outlay and the debt you take on. Plan ahead for the down payments and start investing from an early age, so that you can get to your dream house without having to compromise too much on your lifestyle. 
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Receiving your inheritance

Your inheritance can also come with significant tax liabilities unless you are prepared for it. Consider tax saving instruments and have an investment plan ready to make the most of your inheritance.
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Retirement may seem a long way off – but the sooner you start planning, the easier it will be to achieve your financial goals.

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The above mentioned are the eight big events you should consider when planning your finances for the future. The better you prepare, the easier it gets, and the more you will enjoy this great adventure called life. So start your investment journey today!
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