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What not to do for tax exemptions, deductions to stay

The Income tax Act, 1961 (the Act), provides for certain deductions and exemptions that are available upon the fulfilment of certain conditions.

Rate cut likely to spur credit offtake

The Reserve Bank of India’s (rbi) move to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) last week has set in motion a much-awaited turn...

Insurers need to reinvent in terms of agency, service

Ever since the President gave his nod to the ordinance on the Insurance Bill, the industry has been euphoric.

Additional sum assured on health cover a worthwhile option

What all does domestic travel insurance cover?

Don’t let your money lie idle

All investments involve some amount of risk, but not investing at all poses greater risk to capital

Banks, NBFCs to gain from mortgage markets

Mortgage market will provide a strong growth opportunity to banks and housing finance companies...

Identify financial goals to make your ‘big’ dreams come true

Financial goal is a tool to ensure you are on right path; it must be measurable, purposeful & realistic and should not be vague & ambiguous

Don’t join rush, pay tax in advance

Spreading income-tax payments across the year helps identify better opportunities

New players must focus on offering better service

Market dynamics may not change, but health insurance firms likely to grow fast as govt places greater emphasis on covering all citizens

Stick to your financial resolutions

Avoid mistakes made in the past and assess where you went wrong while planning investments for the New Year

Riders on the equity storm

Indian markets outperformed global peers, giving a shot in arm for equity MFs and Ulips. What to expect in 2015

Positive sentiments help insurance turn a new leaf

The Indian life insurance industry is at an inflection point, much like its economy itself. After two successive years of sub-5% growth...

Gold loses lustre of old. What next?

The new year may see a further decline in gold prices as metal loses inflation-hedge appeal

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Before you say goodbye to 2014, introspect on your investments

Make the most of this opportunity to learn from your mistakes and consider the ways you can make the portfolio work better

Be the loan ranger

From partial prepayments to switching the lender, a smart borrower can employ many a trick

With guarantee or bonus: How do you like your life cover?

Going by returns, life insurance products fall under various categories.

For a rewarding 2015, be a little picky

The past year has been an eventful one for financial markets with many delivering strong results despite headlines...

Defence mechanism

Managing investment risk through a sound asset allocation strategy can be effective

Loss: It’s a lot like gain if you know the provisions

In case of business losses, it is important to file the return by the deadline. Apart from the advantage of the opportunity to file a revised return, it helps in securing a carryforward and set-off. T

India Inc earnings ready to leap

For equity investors, returns in 2015 will depend on companies’ earnings growth, the extent of fall in interest rates and progress on reforms...

Insurance poised for reforms, standardisation next year

At a recent insurance seminar by Lloyd’s of London, Jeremy Cox, CEO of Bermuda Monetary Authority...

Selecting a fund merely on past year’s performance a mistake

Are gilt funds as safe as bank fixed deposits (FDs)...

Tech firms write code of wealth

Over 2009-14, Eicher Motors has been the fastest wealth creator for investors, followed by Bajaj Finance.

The great Indian sale

PSU stake sales offer retail investors a good buying opportunity. Should you bite?

Tax implications of second home: Various scenarios

As per Indian tax laws, if a person owns just one property and it is vacant, the property can be considered self-occupied...

Rate cut round the corner, time to bond with the best

In the December monetary policy review, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan gave the industry and individuals hope by...

Spread your bets across stocks and be willing to accept mistakes: Aswath Damodaran

An authority on valuation and applied corporate finance, Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at Stern School of Business, New York University, says a lot of uncertainty in the market creates bargai

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