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Investing: Longing for returns? Well, just stay put

Equities are for the long term and one must stay invested for high returns — these are one...

Rupee surges 25 paise vs dollar to end at 61.10BSE Sensex zooms 312 pts in early trade on global cues, firm Indian rupee
Buy vs rent debate: Do the math before you book that flat
For a lot of people, owning the house they live in is an absolute...

Insurance: Claim to infamy

As fraudulent claims rise, health insurers are turning to data analytics to curb the menace

Dividend distribution during a bull run: Are you getting a raw deal?

OVER the last three quarters, closed-ended equity mutual funds have given substantial...

Recovered from gold fever or still following the herd?

With the price of the yellow metal having declined over the last few months, shoppers have had an ad...

Analysing company financial statement: Math of crystal gazing

Analysing a company’s financial statements can give you a sneak peek into future performance.
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Estate planning key to avoiding family conflicts
Wealth brings along with it the responsibility to plan for its protection...
Buying a car: Know the road before you hit the gas
While buying a car, people tend to overlook factors like running...
Stocks: dividend yields
Stocks are synonymous with price appreciation, but are you underestimating dividends?
Mutual Funds worst hit by changes in DDT provisions
A dividend distribution tax (DDT) is levied on companies before distribution of dividend to its shar...
Home loans: Avoid opting for tenure cut, permanent rise in EMI
How do I bargain with my bank to reduce the existing rate on my housing loan? If it does not do so, ...
Fund houses go long on equities
As assets under management (AUM) of MFs touched a life-time high of Rs 10.1 lakh crore in August...
Do single premium life covers merit your money?
Single premium policies are very popular. In fact, more than 50% of LIC’s first-year premium income ...
At top of your game: Health insurance
Buying a medical cover is well begun, but top-up plans mitigate the risk even further.
Income Tax intimation: Dealing with it right
One of my friends received an email from the tax department with the subject line, ‘Intimation under...
Takes two to tango: Involve spouse in financial planning
While some people are hesitant in bringing up money matters to their spouse, it is crucial to do so.
Cash to electronic: A transition painfully slow
The decline in the share of paper-based instruments is very gradual and mobile banking is yet to cat...
Tailor-made covers
Irda’s working group recommends shift in product classification from ‘how it is priced’ to ‘who buys...
LTA exemption doesn’t apply to expenses on travel outside India
I earned some interest income from a post office savings bank account. Can I claim exemption under S...
Time ripe for insurers to regain lost ground
The green shoots in the economy have thrown open new opportunities for almost all industries in the ...
Inflection point for insurance
The insurance industry is on the cusp of technology-driven changes that will bring in efficiency, re...
What trusts are and how their income is taxed
The dictionary meaning of 'trust', in so far as it relates to the realm of law, is 'an arrangement' ...
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The number of shares held by you goes up following a stock split. But is that the only result?
We need a govt mandate on retirement savings: Rajesh Sud, CEO & MD, Max Life Insurance
The cap of five product launches a year for a life insurer has become...
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