Our Instincts play a big role in our investment decisions. Often, these instincts are based on our perceptions rather than on information available to us. Today, we have far greater access to information through print, television and internet media, yet our minds are trapped in age old investment myths.
Tax planning entails making investments and contributions that help minimize the tax liability. Traditionally, most of us invest only instruments that provide tax saving benefit as aversion for taxes ranks as one of the most universal emotions. But, does this fit well with our overall financial planning goals?
Some one had once said “the best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them”. Over the past few years, the Government has steadily whittled down tax exemptions available to the common man. Thankfully, there are some still available that allow deductions from our gross income.