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Ramalingam Kalirajan2611 Answers  |Ask -

Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 10, 2024

Asked on - May 10, 2024Hindi

Hello Sir im turning 36 this Dec...Im not very old in MF investment however looking forward to being consistant...I want to build up a corpas of 50 lakh by age of 40..my invest as per below... Quant/kotak/axis small cap direct growth- 10K each/month(9 month old) parag parikh ELSS tax saver- 2K/month(12 month old) mirae asset ELSS tax saver-2.5K/month(3 year old) quant ELSS tax saver-3K/month(16 month old) Kotak ELSS tax saver-2K/month(16 month old) SBI PSU direct plan-3K/month( 1 month) Aditya birla sunlife PSU equity fund- 5K/month(1 month) need your expertise if I need to change funds...these are combined investment by me & my wife..TAX saver are required to avoid tax liability under 80C..aprat from this Im investing 40K/year in PPF valued 1lakh(3 year old)
Ans: It's great to see your commitment to building your investment portfolio. Let's review your current mutual fund investments and see if any adjustments are needed to align with your goal of accumulating a corpus of ?50 lakhs by the age of 40.
Your current allocation seems well-diversified across various mutual fund categories, including small-cap funds, ELSS tax savers, and sector-specific funds like SBI PSU and Aditya Birla Sunlife PSU equity funds. However, there are a few points to consider:
1. Small-Cap Funds: Investing in small-cap funds can offer high growth potential but comes with increased risk due to market volatility. Since you're relatively new to mutual fund investments, ensure you have a high risk tolerance and a long-term investment horizon for these funds.
2. ELSS Tax Saver Funds: It's wise to continue investing in ELSS funds to avail tax benefits under Section 80C. However, having multiple ELSS funds may lead to duplication of holdings and increase complexity without significantly diversifying your portfolio. Consider consolidating your ELSS investments into one or two funds with a proven track record and consistent performance.
3. Sector-Specific Funds: Funds like SBI PSU and Aditya Birla Sunlife PSU equity focus on specific sectors, which can be volatile and dependent on sectoral performance. While they offer the potential for high returns, they also carry higher risk. Ensure these funds complement your overall portfolio strategy and are not over-concentrated in a single sector.
4. PPF Investment: Investing in PPF is a good strategy for long-term wealth accumulation and tax-saving. However, keep in mind that PPF has a lock-in period of 15 years, so ensure it aligns with your liquidity needs and investment goals.
Considering the above points, here are some suggestions:
• Evaluate the performance of your existing funds and consider consolidating your ELSS investments into one or two funds with strong fundamentals and consistent performance.
• Monitor the performance of small-cap funds closely due to their higher volatility and consider rebalancing your portfolio if needed.
• Review your sector-specific fund investments periodically and ensure they align with your risk tolerance and investment objectives.
Lastly, it's essential to regularly review your investment portfolio and make adjustments as needed to stay on track towards your financial goals.
Best Regards,
K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,
Chief Financial Planner,
Asked on - May 10, 2024 | Answered on May 10, 2024
Thank you for vastly explaining my port folio.....have one question regarding ELSS funds...can I stop investing in one fund wait for balance to mature as every SIP has a lock in period!! what happens when we stop SIP in ELSS funds... we couple both are working so I'm intending for high risk/high return for next 2-3 years...I have also start investing in stock(being cautious)
Ans: Absolutely, you can stop investing in one ELSS fund and allow the existing investments to mature. ELSS funds have a lock-in period of three years from the date of each investment, so once the lock-in period is over for each SIP, you have the option to either redeem the units or continue holding them.

When you stop SIPs in ELSS funds, the existing investments continue to grow, and you retain ownership of the units. However, keep in mind that stopping SIPs doesn't impact the lock-in period of the existing investments. Each SIP installment will have its own lock-in period of three years from its investment date.

If you're looking for high-risk, high-return investments for the next 2-3 years, it's essential to assess your risk tolerance and investment horizon carefully. ELSS funds, especially those investing in small-cap or mid-cap stocks, can be volatile in the short term but may offer higher returns over the long term.

Additionally, investing in individual stocks requires thorough research and a good understanding of the stock market. It's wise to approach stock investing cautiously, especially if you're relatively new to it. Diversification and thorough research are key to managing risk in stock investments.

Overall, it's great that you and your spouse are both working towards your financial goals and are open to taking calculated risks for potentially higher returns. Remember to regularly review your investment portfolio, stay informed about market developments, and adjust your strategy as needed to stay on track towards your goals.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

Asked on - May 11, 2024 | Answered on May 11, 2024
Sir Many thanks for you valuable guidance......
Ans: Welcome :)

Anu Krishna880 Answers  |Ask -

Relationships Expert, Mind Coach - Answered on Oct 09, 2023

Asked on - Oct 06, 2023Hindi

Hi Anu...I dont want to be named but want to share my issues here with you to guidance. Im married and live with my wife and 2 year old son in Noida and my parents lives in some village in UP approx 500 Kms afar. My initial upbriging was done by my Grandparants at separate place till age of 10 so never got any chance to get along with my poarants very well as lived with them for only 4 years then shifted Noida. now the issue issus is my sister who is 5-6 years younger than me has been living with paranets since birth and became very arrogant and irresponsible in life as my parants never tried to correct her instead they always push me to get along citing Im older..she never even accepted my wife and even tried to conspire against my baby boy by filing my mothers mind for years. my parents married her 4 years ago but she dont spend even a month continuously at her inlawa and dont get along with them...she want to sta with my paranets as nobody bothers her in what she wants to do... when anybody try to make her realise that she is wrong she start threating them by saying that she will harm herself...actually she never does. My parents are getting older and dont want to see them suffer mentally and financially anymore but them cant come with me as they have take care of my Great Grandparents..she is too proud to say sorry to me for things she has done but my parents emotionally blackmailing to to talk to her....what should I do...
Ans: Dear R,
Obviously your parents have no clue that their over indulgence in your sister and her life is causing her misery. Their relationship is unhealthy and they are unaware of it...things are sure to go downhill until one of them pulls back...in this case, the ideal thing would be for your parents to pull back and cut financial and emotional support till she starts behaving like an adult and become accountable for herself and her life.
Some people just don't want to grow up...and that is because they have parents or parent figures who fill in their every need and fulfil their every want.
This becomes a habit and when they don't get what they want, they will threaten just like your sister does...she basically likes playing the 'child' and hence your parents are never out of their responsibility of parenting...make them aware that it is enough and a tough stance will set her right and help her build her life.
A grown up must be one and just keep the child alive in them...but here your sister just wants to be the child and keep happily playing thar role as the parents are allowing it...kindly intervene and help your parents understand and do the right thing for their daughter...

All the best!
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