Rekha sat down on the sofa, exhausted. She had finally put her daughters, Shikha (2 years old) and Sudha (6 years old) to bed. Ever since she lost her husband, Sunil, last year, she had been struggling with finances to sustain the family. Rekha took up small assignments in her spare time earn a little. Sunil was 35 years old when he expired. Although Sunil had made some investments in the stock markets, his hospitalisation had depleted all their investments. Unfortunately, he had left Rekha and the daughters with no financial support. Although Sunil had good earnings, he had failed to purchase insurance or create an emergency fund to protect his wife and children. … [Read more...] about 3 critical steps to take before you start investing
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The term ‘financial independence’ simply means that you have sufficient savings to live your life as you please. To some, it simply means retirement from work at the age of 58 and spending time with their families. For a few others, it is about pursuing their passions, without having to worry about the money. So, it can be time spent with NGOs or chasing a hobby, or even converting a hobby to a profession. Still others may want to continue working, but on their own terms. … [Read more...] about How much money do you really need to be financially independent?