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Tax talk: Foreign workers in India must mention employer’s PF No.

Vishal Kumar, HR director with a multi-national company, was shocked to see a notice from the Provid...

How to withdraw or transfer your PF money effortlesslyEPFO to launch online PF transfer for PF trusts this month
Insurers need to enhance potential to think differently
Life insurers are introducing products that they have been in the markets since 2001, but in newer f...

where are HNIs investing

Indian high net worth individuals (HNIs) prefer to invest in real estate followed by fixed-income pr...

Tax benefits on housing loan available to owner and co-owner

The benefit of deduction under Section 80TTA of the Income-tax Act is available to all individuals (...

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...

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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It’s personal: Sharp rise in borrowing as lenders offer sops
Personal loans help meet several short-term needs of a person.
Repayment of pre-construction period interest not always a sunk cost
Many homebuyers prefer to go in for under-construction properties...
Happy shopping
Add to the festive cheer by making smart use of offers and schemes to maximise your gains
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...
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