Your savings is never enough, start investing
Written on Friday, August 14, 2015
By Team Bajaj Capital
We generally have a misconception that I have saved enough for my retirement age and that is enough for me to survive a healthy lifestyle after my regular income is not in place. If you too fall in this category, this blog will debunk your delusion. As a salaried individual or even as a self-employed with decent income and good amount of savings you cannot dream a retirement life which is free of financial snuffs. The ultimate amount that you save throughout your employment days may not be adequate to bank on for a comfortable retirement. There are two factors that cannot be avoided and are purely responsible for diminishing your savings- INFLATION and VALUE of MONEY. There are other influencers too, such sharp rise in health care cost and medical emergencies that comes with age but it can be smartly avoided by opting for a health insurance plan.
To give you a better understanding, let's have a look at the future value of your money. If we assume the inflation rate at 8 percent and your savings is Rs. 10 Lakh-
it would be worth Rs. 4,63,193
it would be worth Rs. 2,14,548
it would be worth Rs. 99,377
it would be worth Rs. 46,001
If your remember the movie 'Pipli Live', there is a very popular song which says- Sakhi saiyaan toh khub kamaat hai, mehengai dayan khaye jaat hai
(My husband earn a good amount of money but inflation eats a major chunk).Yes, this the fact and in future too inflation will keep rising and that is something beyond our control but we can definitely beat it by investing in right schemes. Equity mutual fund is one of the best schemes you can opt for. Investing in equities for a longer duration helps you stay ahead of inflation. Over the last 10 years, the Nifty has returned 16.7% annually compared to the 7% average inflation rate. You can either invest directly or through mutual funds. But for small investors we would suggest to invest through mutual funds, as they are supervised by expert fund managers.
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#Mutual Fund investment is subject to market risk, please read the scheme document carefully before investing. Nothing in this blog is intended to be a recommendation to buy or sell any futures or options market.