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Why should you open a recurring deposit for your child right from birth?

In today’s day and age, you may be feeling the pinch of the financial demand. No matter what you do, or how much of an additional income you earn, you may seem to never have enough. But what if you could plan your financial future, right from the time of birth, in order to have a sufficient financial cushioning by the time of earning on one’s own two feet?

While the chance may have gone by for you, your children, on the other hand, have the perfect opportunity. But with all the financial products available in the market, how can you choose the right one? The recurring deposit is one such option that you can consider. Through this termed deposit, you only need to put in a few funds, on the designated date, on a monthly basis until the deposit has matured. On maturity, you have the choice to reconvert the initial investment amount along or along with the added interest. Here are some of the few benefits your child can earn financial with the recurring deposit.

Start small, increase later: One of the main benefits of the recurring deposit is the flexibility in the amount that can be invested. As mentioned above, you would be required to invest a small amount, on a monthly basis until the tenure is met. This amount will vary from lender to lender. For some lenders, the amount will be as small as Rs 100 to 1000. The upper limit can also be Rs. 49,000. While it may go beyond your financial limit to invest the upper limit, in this investment, you can start with the smallest amount for the first few initial years. You can then increase the investment amount, as per your financial flexibility.

Create long tenures: The recurring deposit comes with fixed tenures. These tenures can last anywhere between 6 months to 10 years. You can opt for a comfortable tenure that offers you a flexible yet optimum return on your investment. Additionally, when considering this factor, you should also remember that the interest rate will be tied to the tenure of the deposit. Therefore, the longer the tenure, the higher will be the interest rate.

Opt for compounding interest: As mentioned previously, the termed deposit comes with an interest rate. However, it also comes with two different types, namely, the simple and the compounding interest rate. The simple interest rate is calculated on the initial amount that is invested, at a fixed interest rate. With the compounding interest, the deposited interest is added to the principal amount, thus increasing the value of the principal amount, at a fixed interest rate.

Create multiple deposits: While one termed deposit may not satisfy all the financial requirements your child may require in the future, you can compensate for it, by creating multiple deposits with different tenures. In this way, you can time the maturity at the time where you can use it, or reinvest it for a higher interest rate.

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