Turning Life Goals into reality with Proper Planning


We as individuals are always seeking to find solace in whatever we do, and how do we find that solace? Well, we often find it when we are sure about it. Now, being sure about something comes after a lot research, thought and planning. Why do we plan things? It’s obvious that we plan things so that we can do that allocated work in a systematic way so that we reach towards finishing it in a planned manner.

Now, you might be thinking by now, why am I talking about planning and being systematic in the above paragraph and what is the relation? Well, this is just to illustrate a broader point of view which many of use ignore while we execute many things in our life, what is that? That is preparing and being goal oriented.

People often live life as it comes and don’t bother planning for their future, why? Because many from us believe that we are earning enough to suffice our needs and wants and we shall be continuing with this pace beating the inflation with constant growth in our respective field of profession or business. But, does this mindset help? Not really!

We only have one life, and in this life we are keen to achieve our goals. Many of us set goals for a better lifestyle, to own new car / new lavish house, earn lot of money or even to have a startup which you always dreamt of to start one day.

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Being goal oriented with your investment is possibly the most significant way to reach the goals mentioned in the above paragraph, you may ask why? Because a goal  which is set for a specific period of time shall require an investment which grows overtime as years passes by and once the amount reaches its maturity you can avail the sum of amount to fulfill your #lifegoals may it be short or long term.

Talking about goal oriented investment and its significance, I was part of an event conducted by Bajaj Allainz Life Insurance at St Regis, Mumbai on 8th of January, the event showcased an emphasis on why being goal oriented investment can be beneficial in achieving #lifegoals for both short and long term by #investbefikar schemes, and what measures can be taken in terms of right age to invest and systematic planning towards achieving the life goals.

Lot more in details about the Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance plans related to goal oriented investment, stay tuned in the coming days as I shall be sharing the detailed review about the goal oriented investment plans from Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance and let you guys know the significance it might make in your #lifegoals.

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Be Wise While Choosing Your Insurance Plan


Lately I have been talking about life insurance and mutual fund investments on my blog, my endeavour is to keep updating on the latest and most prominent information possible in the space of finance, investment and Insurance  to my knowledge of understanding, the purpose is to guide you accordingly to invest wisely or choose an Insurance plan.

Few days ago, I was discussing with my friends on life insurance rates and plans which are more than just conventional Life Insurance plan that could take care of investment as well with a decent return, while discussing one of my friend spoke about Edelweiss  Tokio  Insurance plans which are very beneficial when it comes to a combination of multifaceted Insurance cum Investment plan with added benefits.

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After knowing about the summary from my friend, I did a bit of research, here are the details of the Plan offered by –  Edelweiss Tokio Life, basically there are 3 Plans, which I shall be talking about :

  1. Wealth Ultima – ULIP (Unit Link Insurance Plan)
  2. GCAP (Guaranteed Return Plan)
  3. TotalSecure + (Comprehensive protection plan)

1 ) Wealth Ultima – ULIP (Unit Link Insurance Plan)

Firstly let’s talk about Wealth Ultima, This plan has 3 benefits a trio you can say, which are :

1.  SMP – Wealth accumulation

  • You can avail the option of paying your premium systematically on monthly basis, which allows you to safeguard from market fluctuations.
  • Tax Free Investment

2. STP – Wealth Preservation

In this there are few options available according to your appetite of risk:

  • Life Stage & duration based STP
  • Profit target based STP
  • Self Managed options are also available

3. Wealth Utilization :

  • Once the policy has completed 10 years , the policy holder can avail options to choose from like lumpsum amount or a set monthly installments -according to the years fixed, working as a pension plan after retirement.
  • Works as second income
  • The amount withdrawal would be Tax Free (so that’s again an added benefit)

A) Some other added benefits of this Wealth Ultima are:

  • Additions to the fund:
    • Loyalty Additions
    • Guaranteed Additions
    • Booster Additions
  • Little Champ Benefit:
    • In case of payer’s death, PV of future premiums will be funded by the Company.
    • Remaining benefits will continue as is
  • You can also change your preference of increasing or decreasing of PPT (Premium Paying Term)

2) GCAP (Guaranteed Return Plan)

The GCAP Plan insures that you get sure static return irrespective of the market behaviour, sounds tempting isn’t it.  This is a break though Plan by – Edelweiss Tokio, which is quite beneficial for people who want static return and do want to any risk involve in their investment.

Depending upon the no of years for which the plan are selected like 10, 20 or 30 years, the returns are subject to change accordingly marginally.

Listing few other rider  benefits which can be added with this plan:

  • Cover against accidents at small amounts of extra premium
  • Policy continues while eliminating the burden of premium payment in case of death, disease or disability
  • Provides income replacement to the family in your absence
  • Provides income replacement to family in incidence of critical illness

Optional with this GCAP Plan, which you can choose:

  • PWB (Payer waiver Benefit) which allows to help your child’s future, so even in your absence your child continues to enjoy the policy’s benefit without worrying about paying premium.

3) Total Secure+

TotalSecure+ is a comprehensive protection plan – Which means this is a Life Insurance with added features of choosing between Basic health cover (which covers 7 Critical Illness) and Comprehensive health cover (which covers 35 Critical Illness) so it works as a combo.

For instance if you take a life cover of 2 crores, you can choose – a Critical Illness plan of up to 1 Cr and avail the benefits.

The Premium amount will vary according to the Basic Health Cover and Comprehensive Health Cover plans.

TotalSecure+ gives you the facility to choose how to receive your benefits by providing 3 options:

LUMSUM: Takes care of immediate requirements

Monthly: Acts as income replacement by taking care of monthly expense

Combo: Takes care of immediate requirements as well as monthly

Under monthly mode, customer has option to receive monthly income for:
– 36 months – 60 months – 120 months – 180 months
Further, monthly income can be:
• Level (same monthly income for chosen period), or
• Increasing (@5% per annum compounding)