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Is ULIP a good investment to save for child’s future?

I’m a salaried working in Personal sector. I’m fascinated by saving for my eight yr baby. I’m confused between ULIP and Conventional Plans of insurance coverage corporations. Please information.

-Rajen Mishra

By Balwant Jain, funding and tax knowledgeable

Crucial precept of investing, by no means combine safety and investments wants. You can purchase a pure time period plan on your life cowl and put money into diversified scheme of any good mutual fund home. Although ULIP is bought as an funding product and never as an insurance coverage product, you will need to perceive that the ULIP plans have numerous persevering with costs, which cut back your total return on the investments. Furthermore, the ULIP plans have liquidity downside as you can not get cash out of your ULIP investments earlier than completion of 5 years even should you give up them earlier than 5 years.

The normal plans of life insurance coverage corporations don’t give you good returns and traditionally the returns given are round saving financial institution curiosity solely which don’t even beat the prevailing the inflation. So, neither of the plans are advisable. Nonetheless, as a thumb rule, you could purchase life insurance coverage cowl equal to 10 to 12 instances of your annual revenue by means of time period plan ideally on-line should you can . The steadiness surplus should be invested in ratio 90% in fairness mutual fund and 10% in PPF/Gold Fund. Additionally it is advisable to resolve prematurely the corpus which you wish to have on your kid’s future at explicit age after which accordingly begin investing by means of month-to-month SIP in fairness funds of applicable quantity. You possibly can make investments 50% in Axis Blue Chip Fund, 25% in DSP Midcap Fund and the steadiness 25% SBI Small Cap Fund. Although presently SBI Small Cap doesn’t permit SIP of greater than 5,000 however as and when it opens the SIP for larger quantity, you can begin the SIP then.

(Views as expressed by the knowledgeable.)

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