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The road most taken for a nest egg

Most Indians prefer to invest in instruments like insurance and fixed deposits to build a retirement corpus. About 60% use savings accounts to prepare...

The road most taken for a nest egg

Leverage can help executives give shareholders a better deal

Leverage can magnify earnings both up and down. The profits of highly leveraged firms might soar with small upturns in revenue

Leverage can help executives give shareholders a better deal

Income Tax: Super-senior citizens exempt from filing e-returns even if earning over Rs 5 lakh

As per recent changes in the procedure to file returns, relief has been provided to super senior citizen (80 years and above) from electronic filing.

Income Tax: Super-senior citizens exempt from filing e-returns even if earning over Rs 5 lakh

Investing: Pullout gives NPS pull

New norms on partial withdrawal from NPS Tier-I account are set to make the scheme more attractive

Investing: Pullout gives NPS pull

Tax talk: Can loss from sale of listed shares be set off against any other income?

The Mumbai Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal held that a long-term capital loss on the sale of listed securities is available for setoff against the long-term capital gains on sale of land

Tax talk: Can loss from sale of listed shares be set off against any other income?

Carve out comfortable retired life by starting to save early

The most important trick is to start saving for retirement early. The earlier you start, the more you benefit from the power of compounding

Carve out comfortable retired life by starting to save early

Mutual Funds: Diversified equity funds suitable for investment horizon of five years

The option of investment via SIPs is available for balanced funds. Most AMCs offer the top-up option for SIPs.

Mutual Funds: Diversified equity funds suitable for investment horizon of five years

Applying for a home loan? Here are a few tips

By consolidating auto and home loans, you not only reduce the total outgo in instalments but also bring down the rate of interest, saving some money

Home loan News

Health Insurance: Discount where it’s due

Irdai’s mandate to hospitals to reflect discounts in final bill will benefit holders of medical insurance policies

Health Insurance: Discount where it’s due

SRI: Doing your bit for others, but not without reward

While all investors aim to maximise gains, the concept of socially responsible investing (SRI) is gaining currency as people become aware of their responsibility towards society.

SRI: Doing your bit for others, but not without reward

Banking: Balancing act

You can avoid paying heavy interest on credit card outstanding by transferring the balance to another card

Banking: Balancing act

How to maximise tax benefit from investments in property

As home ownership continues to be one of the key life decisions for most Indians, negotiating the price and ensuring complete paperwork assumes...

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Financial planning tip: No time like present to start investing for better future

Longer investment horizons yield better returns. While making the financial plan, it is advisable to invest (and stay invested) for as long as possible

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Income tax: You are liable to a fine of R5,000 for late filing of I-T return

You can file the return of income for FY14 at any time before the expiry of one year from...

Income tax: You are liable to a fine of R5,000 for late filing of I-T return

Financial planning: How to create and maintain an exigency fund

The importance of an emergency fund can’t be stressed enough. And building one isn’t rocket science

Emergency Fund News

Tax Talk: Black money Act – Implications for employers

The provisions of the newly enacted Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (Black Money Act)...

Tax Talk: Black money Act – Implications for employers

Value investing: An effective approach to buying stocks

While making an investment decision, value investors focus on the fundamentals of a business to estimate its intrinsic value.

Investment tip News

Govt’s life, accident cover schemes no bonanza for insurance companies

With Jan-dhan Yojana, the government expects more than 10 crore account holders to benefit from the scheme.

Govt’s life, accident cover schemes no bonanza for insurance companies

Why your investment portfolio should have a structured product

A structured product (SP) is essentially a portfolio-restructuring tool. It is a platform of fixed-income and derivative instruments, similar to a mutual fund.

money News

Tax Talk: With simplified forms, Income Tax department eases return pain

The income tax department has provided a huge relief to individuals and HUFs by simplifying the return forms, which had caused a lot of consternation among taxpayers.

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Oodles of worry for stockholders of Maggi noodles

While investors holding the Nestle stock gained more than those holding other FMCG firms last year, the Maggi recall has put them in a spot of bother.

Oodles of worry for stockholders of Maggi noodles

Insurance: Unclaimed, not unaccounted

Irdai has mandated insurers to show all unclaimed funds of policyholders as a separate line in balance sheet.

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Health Insurance: Holistic health

From entry age pricing to payment innovation, an irdai panel has suggested far-reaching changes to current model

Health Insurance: Holistic health

Tax Talk: Taxman returns, with a simpler filing process

WHEN the government notified tax-return forms — ITR 1, ITR 2 and ITR 4S — for FY15 a few weeks ago, it stirred quite a controversy.

Tax Talk: Taxman returns, with a simpler filing process

Does it make sense to buy term insurance after 50?

There might be a few extreme situations where you have limited choice and buying a term insurance will be worthwhile.

Insurance, Insurance regulator, Nomination, Nomination for insurance, no fee for change in nomination News

Devising capital protection scheme to allay fears of volatility eating into NPS: Hemant G Contractor

The pension fund regulator is devising a capital protection scheme to allay subscribers’ fears of market volatility eroding their investment in the National Pension Scheme (NPS).

Devising capital protection scheme to allay fears of volatility eating into NPS: Hemant G Contractor

Investment: The company you keep

Corporate governance isn’t just about complying with guidelines — it has a direct bearing on your investments

Investment: The company you keep
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