Sunil Dhawan

Sunil Dhawan writes on personal finance topics including insurance. Having worked in insurance companies in the past, his insights have benefited readers to make informed decisions while purchasing insurance plans. | MyInsuranceClub.com

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Gold prices up by 5% in April! What is driving prices higher and how to invest in yellow metal

Gold traded higher to a more than one-month peak, pushing investors to bullion as a refuge against possible inflation ahead.

gold price, how to invest, Gold ETF, Sovereign Gold Bond, mutual fund schemes

Government employees get another opportunity to exercise option for pay fixation – Check details

The government has issued a clarification regarding the date of the next increment under Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

central government employees, government employee, pay fixation, rules, promotion, pay scale, level, pay fixation on promotion

4 key thumb rules to consider while buying a house on home loan

Here are a few thumb rules to help you while buying a house on a home loan but these may vary depending on an individual's circumstances and need.

home loan eligibility, home loan interest rates, buying a house, credit score, personal loan, car loan, EMI per lakh, thumb rules

US Stock Market: 5 stocks to consider for long term investing

As an investor, it's always better to form a diversified portfolio with a proper mix of stocks across sectors and market capitalisation.

Applied Materials AMAT stock price, US stock market, Facebook share, Tesla share, long term investing

Charges collected on digital transactions in zero-balance accounts have been refunded: SBI clarifies

The BSBD Account also referred to as the zero-balance account, is a kind of a savings account that offers certain banking facilities, free of charge, to the account holders.

zero-balance accounts, refund charges, SBI bank, account holders, digital transactions, CBDT Rule,

Behind the Returns! Know the risks of investing in mutual funds

The equity market is volatile because of several risks that are associated with it like market risk, inflation risk, currency risk, specific sector and stock risk and so on.

risks of investing in mutual funds, returns, equity, debt, funds, volatility

Coinbase Listing on Nasdaq! Largest US cryptocurrency exchange debuts on Wall Street

Coinbase, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange, has listed its stock on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

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​10 crucial mistakes to avoid while buying a term insurance plan

Many people buy a term insurance policy without estimating the actual requirement of life cover. Buying a term insurance plan for inadequate coverage may not serve the purpose for which it is purchased

MIC, term Insurance plan, loan, life insurance

TDS on fixed deposit interest: Time to submit Form 15G / 15H to your banker – Here’s why

Eligible individuals can submit Form 15G or Form 15H to their banker for non-deduction of TDS on interest income earned in bank FD.

TDS, senior citizens, fixed deposit interest income, bank, Form 15G, Form 15H

RTGS operating hours to be impacted! Check date, time to plan your payment operations

The up-gradation is being done to enhance the resilience and to further improve the Disaster Recovery Time of the RTGS system.

RTGS operating hours, timing, process, rbi, neft, charges, rtgs vs neft

Bank Fixed Deposits: Special FD schemes for senior citizens extended till June 30

Effectively, on special FD schemes above 5 years of tenure, there will be an additional interest rate of 0.80 per cent or even more.

Bank Fixed Deposits, Special FD schemes, senior citizens, interest rate, SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank

Index Mutual Funds: How to invest and how they work – Explained

Index funds can be a good starting point for many first time investors and may even be a part of their long term portfolio.

index funds vs mutual funds, What are index funds in stock market

Top 5 senior citizen investment plans with regular income

There are five popular investment options for senior citizens that one may explore and diversify across them to keep returns, safety and liquidity under control.

Best senior citizen investment plan, scheme, option in India

5 things to know about Russell 2000 Index

Away from the limelight that FAANG stocks and the Nasdaq dominated stocks get, the small-cap shares also had a tremendous run over the last 12 months.

best russell 2000 stocks 2021

Equity Fund or Debt Fund: Which is better while investing for financial freedom?

Equity Mutual Fund or Debt Mutual Fund - Which is Better: Equity funds work well over long term while debt funds suit short to medium term goals.

Equity Fund vs Debt Fund, Debt Vs Equity Funds

Activation of 11 lakh frozen Karvy accounts begins: Know how to restart demat account with IIFL Securities

IIFL Securities has won the official bid to acquire all demat accounts held by Karvy Stock Broking with NSDL and CDSL.

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Cash withdrawal and interoperability – RBI proposes these for full-KYC PPIs

The RBI has proposed to allow the facility of cash withdrawal, subject to a limit, for full-KYC PPIs of non-bank PPI issuers as well.

Cash withdrawal, cards, wallets, full-KYC PPIs, RBI, ATM,

Maximum end-of-day balance hiked from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh for Payments Banks – Check details

In Payments Banks, one may avail various banking services such as opening of savings and current accounts, transfer of money, bill and utility payments, and so on.

Payments Banks, account, features, bill and utility payments, maximum limit, ATM card,

Home Loan Strategy 2021: Do this to keep EMI, interest burden low as RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

The policy repo rate continues to stay at 4 per cent and most banks are currently offering home loan at an interest rate around 7 per cent.

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Mumbai, Pune lead in residential sales in top cities: Total sales at 71,963 units in Q1 2021

Mumbai, Pune benefited from significant regulatory impetus in the form of discounts in stamp duty charges that led to significant improvement in sales velocity.

Mumbai, Pune, residential, real estate, residential market in India, new projects

How to invest in Tesla stock from India

Owning Elon Musks's Tesla stock from the comfort of your home or office is almost similar to buying stocks on Indian stock exchanges.

Elon Musk's Tesla, Tesla share's 1-year return, all-time high, How to buy tesla stock, tesla share price in India in Indian rupees

Income tax department introduces JSON utility for AY 2021-22 ITRs, discontinues Excel/Java

In place of the Excel and Java version of ITR utilities, the CBDT has introduced JSON utility and released a step-by-step guide for using the new utility.

JSON utility, AY 2021-22, ITR, ITR-1 and ITR-4, CBDT, tax filing, new forms

PFRDA revises Investment Management Fees to be charged by pension funds in NPS – Check details

As per the notice to subscribers, the new slab-wise structure will be applicable to the pension funds to whom a fresh certificate of registration has been issued by PFRDA on March 30, 2021.

NPS charge structure, fees, pension fund, AUM, fund management fees, PFRDA

TDS to be levied at higher rate for non-filers of ITRs – Check details

The new provision will help increase compliance with the income tax return filing by individuals whose income is subject to TDS.

New TDS rule, non-filers ITRs

Coinbase listing date announced! Cryptocurrency exchange to offer shares to public soon

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange that helps one buy and ‘hodl’ cryptos such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin among others and will get listed in April.

Coinbase listing date, IPO, Direct listing, Cryptocurrency exchange

Investor returns significantly worse than point-to-point and SIP investments: Findings

Stopping long term SIPs due to a short term market correction essentially defeats the utility of the SIP and is precisely the behaviour that causes long term harm to the portfolio.

Mutual Funds, SIP returns, MF investors, equity, systematic regular investments

ITR filing Alert! Income Tax Return Forms 1 to 7 for AY 2021-22 notified – Check what’s new

For the income that one earns from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, the filing of ITR has to happen in the assessment year 2021-2022,

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