Personal Finance Queries For The Day (18-02-2019)

Vijay Kuppa - 18 February 2019

OSWALD,, UDUPI KARNATAKA: Good morning sir, I would like to know about term return policy on health insurance sector. I need to buy health insurance both me 39 and wife 35. Please do reply. Thanks have a nice day.

Term Return Policy means the premium paid under Life or Health insurance is paid back if the Insured cover the entire tenure of insurance, generally one can add such riders while applying for insurance but it will cost more than what you pay for sum insured.

Gaurav,, BANGALORE: I am a 30 years old professional and I am married. I have an aggressive high risk profile. I have taken term insurance of 1 crore and have a family health insurance with yearly premium of Rs. 15000. These are my goals: Retirement after 20 years: Rs 5 crore Kid higher education after 20 years: Rs 50 lakh I recently started investing Rs 22,000 in six mutual fund schemes through SIPs in following funds: HDFC Small Cap Fund - Direct (G): Rs 5,000 Axis Focused 25 Fund - Direct (G): Rs 5,000 SBI Blue Chip Fund - Direct (G): Rs 2,000 IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund - Direct (G): Rs 5,000 Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund - Direct (G) - Rs 2,000 Principal Hybrid Equity Fund - Direct (G): Rs 5,000 I am also investing Rs 100,000 per year in FD's. I can increase my SIPs by 10 per cent every year. Is my investment horizon and listed mutual fund schemes are in line with my risk profile and goals?

Before providing the recommendation, we need to understand, whether the goals’ amount is adjusted for inflation, as that can change the output completely. Also, if we think on an asset allocation perspective, you should add a midcap fund to the portfolio on account of longer time horizon. Also instead of going with a hybrid category, you can manage the asset allocation by investing in an equity and debt fund. This will help in managing the duration of the debt fund.