Financial Planning During Job Change

Financial Planning: During the job switch

Jan 23, 2019 ArthaSarathi 0

Congratulations on your decision to change your current job. It’s a big change for you and you must be prepared both psychologically and financially for the same.

It will help if you can prepare your own financial plan or hire a planner before making the big change. In either of the cases, you must be careful about the following things for a good financial plan to be prepared.

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What can you do?

Financial Planning tip

Terms and Conditions in HR policy : Your Current and Future Employer

·     Notice Period

·     Leave encashment policies

·     Your leave balance

Financial impact

·     Negotiate with present/ future employer

·     Maintain healthy leave balance

Cash out the accumulated leaves

List your non-statutory benefits i.e. Medi-claim, Company leased car, Term etc.

Know the monetary value of your benefits

·     Better salary negotiations with your future employer


Keep provision for additional funds for continuing some of the critical benefits i.e. Mediclaim, Term etc.

Full & Final Settlement policies (F&F)

No Salary till F&F is completed

Resign post credit of the current month’s salary

Create an emergency fund kitty equal to 150% of the salary during notice period

Company owned assets

Financial impact owing to retaining the company assets

Retain or return company owned assets as per company policies

Cost / Benefit analysis post considering the depreciated value of the asset under consideration

Employee Benefit Offerings : Current and the Future Employer

Provident Fund

Major lump sum amount : Big financial impact

Transfer your kitty

Withdraw post Tax to pay large liabilities say, Home loan ( if feasible)

Be aware of


Impact on your retirement kitty

Loss of interest on unclaimed PF

Trade-off of keeping the PF v/s paying off debts


Lump-sum amount : Financial impact

Invest the lump-sum for long term goals or pay off loans

Benefit structure in your company

Investment options : Trade off against paying off debts

Group Term / Group Mediclaim

 Benefits are discontinued

·     Cover your risk by putting your own funds

·     Compare benefit offering from new employer

·     Risk covers should not be discontinued a because of change of employers

·     You should put extra funds to continue the same

NPS / Superannuation

Retirement kitty

·     Transfer your funds to new scheme

·     Withdraw lump sum ( if offered by the employer)

·     Risk-Return trade-off

·     Impact on your Retirement plan

·     Impact on your taxable income

·     Impact on your investment income


Wish you all the best. A financial planner can help you understand each one of the above aspects and help you be better planned before you resign.

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