8 ways to manage your household budget

Savings can only be done when you are able to manage your household budget in an efficient way. For this, you have to standardise the savings ratio which means that you need to save at least 10% to 20

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Here’s why equity mutual funds are a good option for investment

Amongst the various investment vehicles, options available under equity mutual fund come up with the least lock-in period for saving taxes. If you have still not done any investment for saving tax dur

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10 things you mustn’t ignore while investing in mutual funds in 2017

No wonder, retail investors are likely to get lost in this maze of financial allegories and also run the risk of their investment strategy getting divorced from their investment objective.

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Ecommerce: Shopmatic helped 50,000 sellers create an online storefront

The Start-up India programme has unlocked many opportunities for entrepreneurs from smaller cities such as Lucknow, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Kolhapur but they still find it difficult to create a dent i

Risk management : Here’s how to have an effective investment strategy

The first fortnight of this month was an interesting period. Key events such as the referendum in Italy, RBI monetary policy review, meetings of the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve gave some d

How to make the most of your money in your 20s: Top 3 points to know

The twenties is such a challenging time as you have to balance your limited income with your expectations, wants and needs.

5 insurance lessons from gaming apps like Temple Run, Candy Crush & Pokémon Go

Whether it is Temple Run, Pokémon Go or Candy Crush, Clash of Clans and Monopoly, games and gaming apps are fun, a good way to entertain yourself, and surprisingly as it may seem, to financially educ

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SBI launches MobiCash digital wallet in alliance with BSNL: Here’s everything you need to know about it

Mobilisation of digital cash has eased the way out for doing businesses at various levels. All you need to do is to make it a habit and start using it.

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Love playing Santa? Great, but avoid passing on these 6 bad financial habits to your kids

How often have you heard that children’s minds are blank slates? Since the day they are toddlers, they emulate you so much so that they unconsciously pick up on your gestures and even your slangs.

Your parents were wrong; neither property nor gold offer maximum financial security

Insurance offers huge, lifelong financial security for your family, for a monthly amount you would normally blow up on pizza & coke.

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Mutual Funds add Rs 4-trillion to kitty in 2016, eyes Rs 20-trillion mark in 2017

Helped by growing interest from retail investors and aggressive buying of stocks, mutual fund industry grew at a rapid pace in 2016 with addition of almost Rs 4 lakh crore, or 28 per cent, to its asse

Should you invest in mutual funds with just one fund house?

Mutual funds are claimed to be the simplest way of having a sound portfolio of investments according to one's financial goals.

Bajaj Finserv rated ‘Reduce’; Kotak says consumer business going strong

Bajaj Finance has fared well in the consumer vertical during November 2016, gaining market share and improving collections.

Demonetisation: What a salaried individual needs to keep in mind

THE effect of demonetisation is comparatively less on the salaried class as they receive salary after tax.

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Income Tax: Rent from furniture is ‘income from other sources’

During the year, I have let out a building along with the furniture and fixtures and have received rental income on the same. Under which head of the Income Tax Act will the said income be taxable?

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PM Narendra Modi’s digitalisation drive can improve insurance penetration; here’s how

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been vigorously pursuing the agenda of converting the country’s socio-economic landscape into a digital highway for faster and more inclusive growth.

UPI transactions rise 2.5 times in first 16 days of December

The value of transactions made through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) has risen more than two-and-a-half times during the first 16 days of December over the value in from November.

Should paying off education loan be top priority for a 20-something?

If you have an education loan that’s awaiting paying off, you must be seriously weighing your priorities.

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Reserve Bank of India sets rupee reference rate at 67.72 against dollar

The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 67.7262 against the US dollar and 70.8416 for the euro.

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Open your pension account under NPS through eNPS using your own Aadhaar card

The 12-digit unique identification number in your Aadhaar card has become the one point source for all your needs, which is not limited to only an identity proof or an address proof, but it is also ex

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Mutual Fund folio count climbs 44 lakh in April-November to record 5.2 crore

Driven by addition in equity fund folios, mutual fund (MF) houses have registered a surge of nearly 44 lakh investor accounts in the first eight months of the current fiscal, taking the total tally to

Top 10 investment strategies to help you emerge a winner in stock market in 2017

The year 2016 has been an interesting year for the equity market. We saw extreme pessimism at the start of the year, followed by a phenomenal market rally starting from the Budget day.

Planning to revise last year’s Income-Tax return? Think again

TAX smart cash hoarders may feel that there are ways and means of playing around with the provision of law to evade taxes and go scot free even after demonetisation.

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Fresh merger structure to IRDA by Max Life-HDFC Life

In the wake of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India's reservation about the deal structure in the proposed merger of Max Life Insurance Company with HDFC Life, a new structure is li

Developers woo homebuyers with price-guarantee schemes: What should you do?

Faced with a further dip in sales post the demonetization of high-denomination currency notes by the Modi government, developers have started wooing homebuyers – especially those sitting on the fenc

5 ways to go cashless during the cash crunch

With the cash crunch likely to continue, more and more people have started to use alternate methods of payment. For the still uninitiated, here is how you can go cashless to meet your daily spends:

Do IMPS for money transfer through your smartphones. It’s simple and easy!!

All you need while transferring a message through your WhatsApp app is a smartphone having the internet connection. If you have the two, your messages are transferred on real time basis. IMPS also wor

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