Experiencing a pandemic can really make you value the things you have. It can also make you reflect on your decisions and identify which of your habits are worth some introspection. Here’s how you can use this time to reflect on your financial choices.
Bored out of your mind staying indoors? Well, there is a lot you can do to add value to your life without having to step out. Since you can’t make any plans of travelling to a place or meeting up with friends and family, why not take an inward journey and evaluate many important things that govern your life; try finance for starters.
In the current scenario, most of us would have realised whether we’re emergency ready or not. The ones that found relief in this realisation are probably planning finances well. The ones that realised the bitter truth have a lot of groundwork to do, but now’s the time to buck up and get your emergency finances in order!
Do You Have Access To Your PF Accounts?
Recently, the Govt. relaxed norms surrounding Provident Fund (PF) accounts. You can now claim an advance in lieu of COVID-19. However, you need to have a functioning UAN and EPF user profile to access and make a claim. If you don’t, now’s the time to visit the EPFO website and have everything set up, so you know your hard-earned PF fund will be within reach on a rainy day.
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Are You Aware Of The Loan Moratorium Facility?
The RBI recently announced a slew of measures among which it has allowed lending institutions to offer a three-month moratorium to borrowers on repayment of all term loans. The moratorium is for payment of all installments due between Mar 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020. That being said, during the term of the moratorium, interest on the outstanding balance will continue to accrue. Following the announcement, all banks have started intimating their customers on how they can opt-in for the moratorium.
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How’s Your Credit Score Faring?
Let’s say you’re in need of quick money and choose to apply for a Personal Loan via BankBazaar. At a time like this, it’s best to know what your chances of approval are beforehand. That’s why it’s important to check your Credit Score first. Just because you’re amidst a lockdown, it doesn’t mean your Credit Score cannot be accessed. In fact, now that you’re indoors, you’ll have more time to not only track Credit Score updates but also go through your detailed analysis report and see how all your various credit accounts are faring. While you’re at it, you can look for any errors and also get insights that will help you better your sacred three-digit number.
Checking your Credit Score costs you nothing, is totally safe and can be done in a jiffy – click here to try now!
Do You Know Enough About Health Insurance?
On a normal day, it’s natural not to think of financial planning in case of sickness. However, it’s always wise to be prepared while everything is normal because you don’t want to be scampering around for financial help should a health issue crop up at a time like this. A little knowledge about Health Insurance policies will go a long way in getting you the right assistance in an unfortunate situation.
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So, how prepared are you for emergencies? Let us know in the comments section below.