I am the father of a princess who’s 1 year 1 month old. Just a few months ago I was just calculating the number of useless expenses which I had been doing. Sometimes buying an iPhone, or the latest watch, etc.
To my surprise when I did a calculation of all the expenses since I started earning, it was more than 5-7 lakhs in 5 yrs.
The expense of nurturing the baby could be challenging and so I urge all the parents to take this step of investing in a children mutual fund by the means of SIP.
1) I have taken a “Children’s Mutual Fund” and have been putting Rs 10,000/- every month as SIP.
Considering a min rate of interest as 13% which this fund will give me. The returns when she’ll turn 18 years old will be 86 lakhs.
Yes with just an investment of around 21 lakhs over 18 years, you will get 86 lakhs in return.
That’s the power of compounding interest.
2) There is also another beautiful investment scheme by the Government and it is called “Sukanya Scheme”. But its only for girl children.
This gives an average return rate of around 9% and you can put a maximum of 1 lakh per year.
The best part is you can even get a tax benefit if you invest in this scheme.
The only downside( or you can say upside) is that you cannot withdraw the amount from this account till the girl is 18 years old.
Also, the amount can be redeemed only for her education or marriage expenses pre-maturity.
I don’t have much information on Sukanya scheme as i have just opened it for namesake, however, you can Google it if you want more details on it.
Start today for the future of your little one.
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