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Here's how to enjoy the concept of 'slow-travel' post-retirement

By Finserv MARKETS - Oct 15,2019
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With connectivity improved, travelling has become much more manageable. It has become far more comfortable as well. With the aid of technology, you can also easily book homes in any corner of the world with no worries at all.

The ideal time for travelling is considered to be post-retirement. And why not? It’s the one time when you’re free of the stress that comes with working and you can look forward to other better things in life, such as spending more time with your family and travelling the world. Travelling after retirement is an occupation for many, and to facilitate it, people are looking to find ways to fund it, and one popular way to do that is by investing in mutual funds on Finserv MARKETS.

One of the most attractive ways of travelling when old is having an NPS account and investing in mutual funds on Finserv MARKETS, for it gives you a regular source of income even after you have retired.

It needs to be hassle-free, to begin with. Here, we will look at the various ways through which you can facilitate your travelling after retirement with ease.

Home exchange

If you want to experience the comfort of home in any corner of the world, several online services offer you the option to exchange your home. It comes with a small service fee, but the rest is quote free. You can exchange your home with like-minded individuals in any corner of the world and live the lifestyle you have always wanted. After all, who wants to compromise on leisure, especially after retirement?

Here, everything is verified, so you won’t have to worry about having a stranger in your house. There is a proper background check, which means that you will be interacting with real, honest people. The conversation you have before deciding to swap your home will also be of great benefit to you and will help you know the person better.

House-sitting for someone else

It is quite true — as a general rule of thumb —, that experiences are best when shared. With people who have retired, there’s just so much to say, communicate, and express. With the popularity of the internet, it has become much easier to connect with like-minded individuals.

On online platforms, you can easily connect with people who are willing to welcome you into their home and have you take care of it. You will be saving quite a bit of money as you house-sit some of the most pleasant villas around the world.

House-sitting has become an active part of the modern lifestyle. It brings in an excellent opportunity to connect and network — something which people actively look forward to in their old age.

Just make sure that you have an excellent profile and strike up some good conversation. Once the trust is established, there will be nothing between you and your experiences. When you are in a new place, you can let your creativity flow and even participate in things which you always wanted to do. A new culture is just an excuse or an inspiration to try new things. You will get to know new people who will share their experiences and make life more colourful. After all, what better way to celebrate life than to nurture new skills and take up new hobbies?

Ensuring financial security

To make sure that your finances are in order for you to take up travelling after retirement and to ensure that travelling when old does not take a toll on you, you could consider opening NPS account and investing in mutual funds on Finserv MARKETS. The benefits are plenty. To begin with, you get tax benefits of up to Rs 50,000, under Section 80CCD. Besides, you have the option of accessing your account online so that your travel does not become a hindrance between you and your financial security.


It is quite easy to invest in mutual funds on Finserv MARKETS. It can be done in four hassle-free and straightforward steps. There is zero percent commission, and once you open an account, you get a detailed portfolio insight and custom investments designed just for you based on your investment and risk portfolio. Besides, everything is right at your fingertips and can be accessed online, which means that your travel can continue while you save money from your investments over time.

It is quite easy to set up a mutual funds account on Finserv MARKETS. All you have to do is complete your KYC process by submitting a few documents and fill up a few other details on the website. That done, you will be all set to start investing and gaining maximum returns in due time.

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