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IIT-JEE, NEET-UG, SAT, CLAT, CA, CS Exam Expert - Answered on Jun 20, 2024

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Apart jee exam. which exam is also given during 12 class

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Asked by Anonymous - Jun 09, 2024Hindi
I m 59 yrs old, retiring next year in August, working in govt aided higher secondary school, upon retirement I will get approx 50 lakhs, nd 50 k as pension. I have investment of 20 lakhs, own house, no loans nd kids settled, where should i invest my retirement corpus to get better returns. I also have 1 cr. term insurance nd 10 lakh health insurance
Ans: Current Status
Age: 59 years
Retirement: Next year in August
Job: Working in a government-aided higher secondary school
Retirement Benefits: Approx. Rs 50 lakhs
Pension: Rs 50,000 per month
Investments: Rs 20 lakhs
Assets: Own house
Loans: None
Kids: Settled
Insurance: Rs 1 crore term insurance and Rs 10 lakhs health insurance
Objective: Invest retirement corpus for better returns
Investment Strategies for Retirement Corpus
Diversified Portfolio
Safety and Stability
Allocate a portion to safe, stable options. These ensure a steady income stream.

Fixed Deposits (FDs): Allocate 20%. Offers safety and fixed returns.
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS): Allocate 20%. Provides regular income with tax benefits.
RBI Bonds: Allocate 20%. Offers fixed interest and is a government-backed option.
Growth and Inflation Protection
Allocate a portion to growth options. These protect against inflation and ensure corpus growth.

Mutual Funds: Allocate 30%. Choose actively managed funds for better returns. Include large-cap, balanced, and debt funds.
Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP): For regular income from mutual funds. Tax-efficient and steady returns.
Liquidity and Emergencies
Keep some funds liquid for emergencies.

Liquid Funds: Allocate 10%. Easy access and better returns than savings accounts.
Savings Account: Allocate 10%. For immediate access and safety.
Detailed Analysis
Fixed Deposits and SCSS
Fixed Deposits
Safety: High
Returns: Moderate, fixed interest
Liquidity: Low, early withdrawal penalties
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme
Safety: Very high
Returns: Higher interest rates for seniors
Tax Benefits: Under Section 80C
Lock-in Period: 5 years, extendable
RBI Bonds
Safety: Government-backed
Returns: Fixed interest, higher than FDs
Lock-in Period: 7 years
Mutual Funds
Large-Cap Funds: Stability and growth
Balanced Funds: Equity and debt mix for balanced risk
Debt Funds: Lower risk, stable returns
Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP)
Regular Income: Monthly or quarterly
Tax Efficiency: Gains taxed as per long-term capital gains
Liquid Funds and Savings Account
Liquid Funds
Returns: Higher than savings accounts
Liquidity: High, easy access
Savings Account
Safety: Very high
Liquidity: Immediate access
Managing Risk and Ensuring Returns
Regular Monitoring
Review Portfolio: Quarterly reviews to adjust for market changes
Rebalance: Ensure the portfolio stays aligned with goals
Professional Guidance
Certified Financial Planner: Seek advice for personalized planning and strategy
Final Insights
Your financial situation is strong. With no loans and settled children, focus on maintaining and growing your corpus. Diversify your investments to ensure safety, steady income, and growth. Regular monitoring and adjustments will help meet your retirement goals effectively.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP

Chief Financial Planner


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