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Retirement: The time to plan and invest is now

Retirement planning is not much different from any other type of financial planning.

EPFO settles 11 lakh claims in July, 43 lakh since AprilFirms with 10 or more employees may come under EPF Act
Tax talk: Selling residential property? Make it a lot less taxing
Investing in a house seems to be the preferred choice of many not just because of the lucrative retu...

Income tax: Don’t panic if your return is under taxman's scrutiny

For most taxpayers, scrutiny or audit of tax return means long-drawn hassles...

Gold loans: Adding to the lustre, but duration capped at just 12 months

RBI has eased norms related to gold loans for non-agricultural purposes.

A clean bill of health

How to buy the most suitable medical cover and use it to your advantage

Impact of Finance Act 2014 on sale of unlisted securities

Have you been dealing in unlisted securities or entering into off-market transactions?
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REITs: Tapping the real potential minus the risks
REITs that are managed well can offer dividend yields that are higher than those from other investme...
Income tax: Don’t panic if your return is under taxman's scrutiny
For most taxpayers, scrutiny or audit of tax return means long-drawn hassles...
Gold loans: Adding to the lustre, but duration capped at just 12 months
RBI has eased norms related to gold loans for non-agricultural purposes.
Reboot your portfolio
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...
Many happy returns
E-filing of income-tax returns is increasing across categories and the growth is significant in case...
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...
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