PF weekly wrap: This summer take a few wise steps towards financial freedom


May is the month of vacations. Over a period of time, the type of vacations has changed. Now many want to go overseas and explore newer territories. If you too are one planning an overseas trip, better be prepared. Pack your bags wisely and do not forget to pick the travel insurance as a part of essentials.

The month of May is also the best time to look for new homes. Ahead of monsoon the developers too, are willing to get rid of their inventory. During the hot summer, it is painful to spot the properties. However, RERA makes it easier for you. GIS can be used to spot the right properties from the comforts of your home.

While buying a home, if you are going to opt for a home loan, do check these things first.

If you have booked your home in pre-RERA times and it is still under construction, should you go for a revised agreement? That is a legal tangle many property buyers are worried about. Here is how property experts look at it.

If you are interested in knowing the progress in the legal cases involving Amrapali and Unitech, do click here for Amrapali and click here for Unitech.

If you are keen to invest in mutual funds, the volatile markets do offer a good entry point. Go for SIP in schemes with a good long-term track record. If you are first time investor, here is how you should get your KYC done.

Recently there is news that EPFO subscribers are allowed to increase their investments in stocks through ETF. That makes an interesting case for subscribers. Here is how you should look at this option.

If you have not planned anything on this weekend, consider filing your income tax returns. If you are salaried you need not wait for your Form 16. Here is how to go about it.moneycontrol