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Five things to look for in your insurance policy document
Life insurance is the only financial tool that offers the triple advantage of risk coverage, long-te...

Wealth tax basics: Get a grip for peace of mind

Wealth tax is a direct tax levied on individuals, HUFs and companies annually.

What to watch out for while filling up new ITR forms

The Central Board of Direct Taxes recently notified the new I-T return forms applicable for the fina...

Don’t chase ‘winning’ asset classes for short-term success

The smartest way to invest is to diversify one’s assets across different asset classes and rebalance...

The bias and preferences of investment in real estate

One asset that is not renewable ever is land. Wars have been fought, brothers turned into foes, fath...
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Irda has proposed the concept of insurance marketing firm to expand reach. A quick look at what it’s...
Life insurance policyholders can pay advance premiums only within the year
How do I look at a child plan that has a balanced mix of equity and debt to protect the capital and ...
Fundamental analysis: What it means for you as an investor
An investment is a commitment of funds for a period of time to derive a rate of return that would co...
Tax on capital gains from selling a house depends on period of holding
While each one of us wants to invest in real estate, one needs to be conscious of the tax implicatio...
Are you street smart?
With markets on upswing, every investor wants his share of pie.
Smart money: Franklin Templeton launches income fund
Franklin Templeton Investments (India) has launched an open-ended income fund called Franklin India ...
Third-party motor cover costlier by 10-20%
The insurance regulator has increased the mandatory third-party motor insurance premium rate for pri...
When investing in equities, don’t forget the ‘process’
The Chinese year of horse — 2014 — has had the equity market in India galloping. New highs are being...
Life insurance: Ninety-day window
Life insurers can now collect premium for a maximum three months in advance
Loss from sale of shares held for 12 months or less can’t be set off against salary income
The ITR form for FY14 is yet to be notified. Regarding your query on the tax rate, as the units of t...
Price-earnings ratio is key to valuing a firm’s performance
While valuing an individual share or stockmarket indicators such as Sensex or Nifty, financial analy...
Taxability of globally mobile employees
The number of globally mobile employees is on the rise: Many individuals working abroad visit India ...
Swipe benefits
Most credit cards offer benefits in the form or rewards or cash-back. Which one suits you the most?
FMPs are highly illiquid; don’t park your emergency funds there
What kind of fixed maturity plans (FMPs) should I look at for short-term investments and what are th...
Catastrophe bonds: An idea whose time has come
Adopting new technology may be challenging and even disruptive.
Claim HRA to maximise your tax exemption
House Rent Allowance (HRA) is one of the important components in the salary structure of any employe...
The net widens
Online channel of distribution is a win-win proposition for insurers and customers alike
Smart Money: IDBI Mutual Fund’s new diversified equity scheme
IDBI Mutual Fund has launched a closed-ended income scheme with the investment objective of long-ter...
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