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Mutual Funds, Financial Planning Expert - Answered on May 17, 2024

Asked on - May 16, 2024Hindi

Please let me know the best & secured investment of 10 lacs with monthly income plan
Ans: Investing ?10 lakhs to generate a secure and steady monthly income requires a balanced approach that ensures safety while providing reasonable returns. Here are some options to consider:

Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme (SCSS)
Eligibility: Individuals aged 60 years and above.
Investment Limit: Up to ?15 lakhs.
Interest Rate: Typically higher than regular fixed deposits.
Tenure: 5 years, extendable by 3 years.
Payout: Quarterly interest payouts.
Safety: Backed by the Government of India, ensuring high security.
Regular Income: Provides a steady income every quarter.
Tax Benefits: Eligible for tax deduction under Section 80C.
Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS)
Eligibility: Open to all Indian residents.
Investment Limit: ?4.5 lakhs per individual, ?9 lakhs for joint accounts.
Interest Rate: Fixed, and reviewed quarterly.
Tenure: 5 years.
Payout: Monthly interest payouts.
Safety: Government-backed, offering high security.
Regular Income: Monthly interest payouts for consistent cash flow.
Fixed Deposits (FD) in Banks
Eligibility: Available to all.
Interest Rate: Varies by bank, generally lower than SCSS but higher for senior citizens.
Tenure: Flexible, typically ranges from 1 to 10 years.
Payout: Monthly, quarterly, or annual interest payouts.
Safety: Up to ?5 lakhs insured by Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).
Flexibility: Choose tenure and interest payout frequency based on needs.
Senior Citizen Benefits: Higher interest rates for senior citizens.
Mutual Funds with Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP)
Eligibility: Open to all.
Types of Funds: Debt mutual funds for lower risk.
Payout: Monthly withdrawal as per chosen amount.
Flexibility: Choose the amount and frequency of withdrawals.
Tax Efficiency: Better post-tax returns compared to traditional savings options.
Potential Growth: Debt funds offer higher returns compared to fixed deposits.
Combining Investments for Optimal Security and Returns
To maximize security and ensure a steady monthly income, consider diversifying your ?10 lakhs across different instruments. Here's a suggested allocation:

Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme (SCSS)
Investment: ?4 lakhs.
Monthly Income: Approximately ?2,800.
Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS)
Investment: ?4.5 lakhs.
Monthly Income: Approximately ?3,150.
Bank Fixed Deposit (FD)
Investment: ?1.5 lakhs.
Monthly Income: Approximately ?900 (assuming a 7.2% annual interest rate for senior citizens).
This diversified approach ensures a secure investment with a steady monthly income. The combination of SCSS, POMIS, and FD provides a blend of safety, regular income, and tax benefits. Adjust the allocation based on your specific needs and preferences.

Best Regards,

K. Ramalingam, MBA, CFP,

Chief Financial Planner,

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