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Fixed maturity plans (FMPs) of less than three years will no longer have an edge over bank fixed dep...

Proceeds from sale of house held for over 3 years treated as long-term capital gain
Under section 80C, the borrower can claim deduction against home loan principal repayment subject to...

Reasons why personal loan applications find the bin

Personal loan is not only one of the most common forms of borrowing for many individuals, it is also...

Stay abreast of changes in i-t return forms

The last date of filing income-tax returns for FY14 is round the corner (July 31, except for corpora...

Managing money both an art and a science

One earns money through salary/enterprise/businessconsultancy or even from investments and inheritan...

Debt MFs lose sheen after tax-arbitrage benefit removed

The Budget provision relating to taxing of long-term capital gains on sale of debt mutual fund units...
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Tax benefits you should be aware of when taking a home loan
Everybody wants to have a home of his own. Most buyers, especially young salaried employees, depend ...
Income Tax: 7 top points for e-filing of I-T returns
E-filing of Income-Tax returns is not only convenient, but also ensures timely refunds. A step-by-st...
FMPs will still offer a slightly higher return than fix deposits: Arvind Sethi
The Budget doubled the tax on debt funds and raised the holding period from one to three for getting...
Income tax returns: PAN’s the way to ‘cheque’ refund status
Many taxpayers must have filed their annual income tax returns and some are counting on the refunds.
Risk perception a crucial factor in portfolio selection
Creating an optimal portfolio is an important objective for any investor.
Premium lapses
The last five years have been very challenging for life insurance companies, with premiums declining...
Small savings: Small steps, big gains
Increasing the Public Provident Fund limit will help risk-averse investors create a long-term corpus
How Budget affects various investment vehicles
The Budget proposals will boost household savings and divert them to financial assets, especially in...
Home insurance policy covers structure of the house as well as its contents
Repainting your vehicle with a different colour doesn’t impact the claims process. Having said this,...
Insurance can play big role in routing savings to infra sector
Development of infrastructure is one of the top priorities for the new government.
Tax incentives in Budget will help boost economy
With the finance minister increasing the basic tax exemption limit from R2 lakh to R2.5 lakh for res...
Tax planning: Arun Jaitley’s Budget prescription
Before you alter your investment pattern in wake of Budget 2014-15...
Firefighting on various fronts: Agri, infra, asset quality get boost
The new government has carved out a Budget that addresses concerns of all segments of the society
Every drop counts: Arun Jaitley makes it just a bit less taxing
Depending on taxable income of an individual, higher deduction limits would mean you are...
Propulsion, but nowhere near escape velocity
The focus is on boosting household savings and channelising them into the financial sector and devel...
Indian firms need to assess competitive advantage before entering China: Anil K Gupta
Anil K Gupta is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Globalization at the Robert H Smith School...
Simple instruments key to retirement savings
Simple investment products offering guaranteed payouts will ensure that people channelise their mone...
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