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Parenthood is not just a state of life but a feeling that you cannot express in words. If you have kids, you want to give them the best life possible. Whether it is education, lifestyle or growth opportunities, you want your kids to have it all. But let’s face it – raising kids the right way in the contemporary world is an expensive affair. The rate of inflation in India also says a lot about parental concerns.
Thinking it’s time to start saving money for your child’s education? Investing the same amount in various instruments, like the best child education plan and others, is a better alternative.
Saving Vs Investing Money Explained
Saving an amount means putting it aside for future needs. It also implies that you want to have money available for later use. You can save money in a low-risk savings account in any of the renowned Indian banks.
On the other hand, investing money means putting it away for future use, but with the intent of earning good returns alongside. In comparison to saving money, investing it in the right instruments can yield higher returns. For your child’s educational needs, typical investment options include the best child education plans, equities, and mutual funds.
Finding a Balance Between Saving and Investing Money for Your Child
Like many Indian parents, you may think there is no difference between saving and investing money, which is not true. These are two different ways to accumulate wealth over a time-period and play different roles in defining your financial strategy. For instance, if your kid is one or two years old, you can easily pay for educational expenses. What’s also important is that you plan for long-term financial needs, like higher education cost and plans to study abroad. It can be done by investing in one of the best child education plans, stocks, or mutual funds.
Your child’s higher education plans will require a large amount of money in ten to fifteen years or more. This need should be backed by an investment-driven strategy that will give you substantial returns over the long term.
In general, you should have enough savings to cover your personal expenses, including rent, loan EMIs, insurance, and child’s school fees. Once you have considered these expenses, you should begin investing money in the best child education plans or other financial instruments.
How to Plan for Your Child’s Education?
The best child education plan is the one in which you regularly contribute to the goal of building your child’s future. You must be prepared to support your child both financially and emotionally. One of the most significant expenses is your child’s higher education fees. Your current lifestyle will also have a substantial impact on the decision you make, whether you want your child to opt for higher education in India or abroad. You need to consider various factors to know how to save or invest for your child’s future. Here’s how you should plan for this long-term goal:
- Invest in the best child education plan to be financially prepared to fulfill your child’s dream career option.
- Invest money early in life. It will help you generate more wealth.
- Invest in the right options based on your child’s education goal. If you also want to plan for the short term needs like school fees, invest accordingly.
- Do consider the rate of inflation in India.
- Ask for help from a reputable financial advisor like FinEdge to create a suitable investment strategy for you.
Both saving money and investing it in the best child education plan are good choices to plan for your child’s future. What’s more important is to understand what’s right for you based on your financial position.
(DISCLAIMER: The pictures used in this article are supplied by the author, NewsGram has no intention of infringing copyrights.)
Singer Rihanna was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados's new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles. Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: "Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados."
Rihanna was then summoned from her seat to accept the honor, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit 'Diamonds', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for the national hero of Barbados." "And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation - you can come my dear - ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation." Rihanna, who was born in the St Michael parish of Barbados, found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.
The Prime Minister continued in her speech: "Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth. "Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados." It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: National hero of Barbados, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Prince Charles, Barbado, Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Rihanna)
By Manav Bhatia
It's that time of the year when there are festivities galore and entertaining comes to the fore. Manav Bhatia, Founder Trunkin shares some tablescapes for the season
Christmas Tablescapes: Whether it's cherry red tablecloths or plush green napkin rings, there's something for everyone. Red and green are synonymous with colour themes this time of year.
Red and green are synonymous with colour themes this time of year. | Photo by Libby Penner on Unsplash
Finish it off with Royalty: Jewelled napkin rings are an essential table accessory. Jewelled beads in the centre of a napkin ring surrounded by metal carving can be combined in a variety of forms and sizes and gives a touch of glamour.
Jewelled napkin rings are an essential table accessory. | Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash
Touch of Smoke: Winter is the season when evening decor is especially important for parties, get-togethers, and bonfires. Colours in grey and ivory combine night with the day. Embroidered tablecloths, paired with lit glass votives, adds refinement to the evening.
Embroidered tablecloths, paired with lit glass votives, adds refinement to the evening. | Pxhere
Smearing of Wood: Nature's finish using ferns and drift wood for decor instead of flowers add to the winter feels.
Wall Hangings: Embroidered and beaded hangings add a touch of elegance and are traditional accessories for Christmas. (IANS/ MBI)
(Keywords: Wall Hangings, Wood, Winter, Smoke, Royalty, Christmas, Festivities, Perfect Setting)
Have you ever faced eye redness? Or have witnessed blurry or foggy vision? Or experiencing halos around lights? Or nausea and vomiting are very common for you. You may well be suffering from Glaucoma which needs immediate attention.
Glaucoma is the second most common causes of blindness worldwide, according to a report by World Health Organisation (WHO). Typically, it occurs in people with over the age of 60 however it can occur at any age. It is also estimated that globally 79.6 million people are affected with glaucoma, half of them being Asian population. While in India, around 11.9 million people suffer vision impairment and out of which 1.2 million cases are due to Glaucoma. It is a growing concern for the population in India. Even after these high numbers, the enormous majority remains undiagnosed, and untreated. More than 90 percent of cases of Glaucoma remain undiagnosed.
Glaucoma is the second most common causes of blindness worldwide, according to a report by World Health Organisation (WHO). | Wikimedia Commons
Glaucoma is a condition that damages the nerve of the eye. The increased pressure in the eye, which is known as intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve which is responsible for sending images to the brain. If the damage worsens, glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss or even total blindness within a few years. According to WHO, there are different kinds of glaucoma, though, the two most common are, primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), having a slow and slow and asymptomatic onset, and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG), which is less common, yet more acute. Hence, it is important for everybody over the age of 40 years to have a regular eye check-up.
The eye disorder may be treated with the help of eye drops prescribed by Ophthalmologist. There are various options available to lower intraocular pressure to the desired level. Depending upon the need of the patient, doctor may recommend combinations of eye drops, but it is of utmost importance to use the drops on a regular basis. However, consulting a specialist should be the first priority if diagnosed with glaucoma, but most of the population will first opt for home remedies then will consult chemists' shops for medicines and if the issue is still not resolved then will they think of a specialist. There is a need to modify the mindset of the people and when it comes to sensory organs zero negligence rule should be followed.
The eye disorder may be treated with the help of eye drops prescribed by Ophthalmologist. | Photo by CDC on Unsplash
Awareness is the key to managing Glaucoma better. The need of the hour is to include eye care as part of the health check-up. Timely detection of Glaucoma will lead to proper medication and diagnosis by an Ophthalmologist. Talking about prevention, early detection will help in managing glaucoma before significant damage occurs. Glaucoma can be because of genetics as well hence knowing the family's eye history is important. Regular and moderate exercise may help prevent glaucoma by reducing eye pressure also eye drops can significantly reduce the risk that high pressure will progress to glaucoma.
Also, there are few home remedies that anyone can follow to avoid glaucoma. Consuming healthy food, using eyewear, avoiding head-down position, keeping oral hygienic, and protecting eyes from sunlight are a few of such remedies. One should be mindful of the fact that Glaucoma is irreversible blindness and awareness can help us in fighting it. Depending on the condition an Ophthalmologist may prescribe an oral medication or may suggest therapies. In severe conditions, doctors can also recommend surgeries like Laser therapy, Filtering surgery, Drainage tubes, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). (IANS/ MBI)
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