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  • 29 Nov 2017

    The Quick And Safe Way to Build a Credit Score

    If you need a loan to buy something you cannot fund immediately, you approach a financial institution—typically a bank or a non-banking financial company (NBFC). When you do that, the financial institution runs a background check on you, from its own database (if you are an existing customer) and al

  • 28 Nov 2017

    What To Tell Your Child Who Has Got Her First Job

    Once your child starts working and earning her own salary, lessons about managing money should continue

  • 02 Nov 2017

    TIME TO EAT FRUIT

    Experts say fruits should be eaten between meals, not along with lunch or dinner, because they slow down digestion

  • 28 Oct 2017

    The Good Science of Bad Money Mistakes

    Why do otherwise sensible people make irrational financial choices? Richard Thaler won a Nobel prize this year for trying to answer this question.

  • 24 Aug 2017

    Get Tax Free Monthly Dividend

    Recently, I am regularly getting query from the clients to confirm that there is a fund from HDFC Mutual Fund which is paying 1% TAX FREE monthly dividend and whether to invest in for the same. Most of these clients are those who want to shift the fund from their either bank deposit or post office d

  • 29 Jun 2017

    How to Approach Your financial adviser

    For you to benefit from a financial planner, you have to trust her. Ask these questions before you engage a planner, because there is little room for doubts after you entrust her with your money

  • 25 May 2017

    Simplify your life: fight financial peer pressure

    Buckling under peer pressure can throw your finances out of gear. So, priorities your needs, and spend accordingly

  • 16 May 2017

    ICICI Prudential Multicap Fund - A promising blend of stability and spice

    Recently I came across the article in one of the newspapers titled ICICI Prudential Multicap Fund: Good returns, well diversified.

  • 15 May 2017

    Diversify your investment portfolio to be able to deal with losses

    Not all financial decisions turn out to be right. We must deal with stock picks that go bad; a bond that is threatening to default; or a deposit in a friendly finance company that is likely gone bust. It is not easy to deal with regret.

  • 28 Mar 2017

    Majority of Active Funds Lag Behind Indices

    Passive funds that track benchmarks indices are not popular in India. Investors prefer schemes managed by fund managers (called active funds), due to the fund managers perceived ability to beat returns of the underlying benchmarks and generate the so-called alpha.

  • 25 Mar 2017

    Sebi Bans RIL from Equity Derivatives Market for 1 Year.

    In a 54-page order released late on Friday, markets regulator Sebi banned Reliance Industries and 12 of its associate companies from trading in equity derivatives for one year "directly or indirectly".

  • 17 Mar 2017

    The Wrong Reasons for Buying Life Insurance

    Life insurance is often bought for the wrong reasons. Here are some of the most common.

  • 16 Mar 2017

    How much should you invest in gold?

    A simple household should look at its investment in gold as that portion which is for an extreme emergency.

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The Unequal Second Chance

    How cadaver organ donation could turn government hospitals into donor bases that cater to the affluent.

  • 15 Mar 2017

    If time’s on your side, don’t time the market

    Market volatility has little effect on returns of long-term investments, which are more than 10 years

  • 15 Mar 2017

    Do You Need Rs 1 Crore Health Cover?

    Health insurance with high covers come at a steep cost. There are cheaper alternatives.

  • 25 Feb 2017

    Traditional life insurance plans offer poor returns and low risk cover, best to avoid them

    Here’s a great investment idea. Invest Rs 25,000 a month for 20 years and get nearly Rs 64,000 a month from the 21st year onwards for the next 16 years. The income will also keep increasing by 6-7% every year. The investment is eligible for tax deduction under Section 80C.

  • 20 Feb 2017

    Don't Forget To Factor in Inflation When Spending Retirement Corpus

    My friend sees herself as a financially independent, recently retired person who deserves rest, recreation and absolute discretion to use her money as she wishes. After working for 35 years, she plans to have fun travelling the world, eating the food she loves, meeting friends and enjoying life, as

  • 10 Feb 2017

    Use debt mutual funds to optimise returns from idle cash

    After demonetisation, the bank accounts of nearly all Indians are bulging with cash. Given the restrictions on withdrawals, a large chunk of this money is going to stay put in bank accounts for the next few months and earn a paltry 4% (6% in select banks) interest per year. Though the interest on th

  • 10 Jan 2017

    Increasing Pollution Underlines Need for Health Insurance..!!

    A study by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 41 Indian cities where the air quality is poor. Coupled with water pollution, the resultant health hazards are many. The cost of treating respiratory, cardio-vascular and waterborne ailments can be high and the need of the hour is

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