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  • You just have to know how to ask for it, pick your products carefully and justify the purchase. 
  • You, the sole earning member in the family, earn Rs 80,000 a month
Technology Backup plans

Backup plans

If your search for portable storage media begins with a floppy and ends with a CD, we suggest you evolve from the Jurassic age.
New Business The thrills and spills of sailing solo

The thrills and spills of sailing solo

Adrenaline, ulcers, joy, devastation, bliss, manic depression, chagrin and euphoria are some of the phenomena in the journey of entrepreneurship.

Profit with a purpose

Satyan Mishra’s indomitable desire to be financially independent sees him chart a rather unusual route to success.
Expert View EETing into Your Returns

EETing into Your Returns

THE FINANCE MINISTER WANTS WITHDRAWALS FROM TAX-FREE AVENUES TO BE MADE TAXABLE. BUT HOW HE INTENDS TO DO IT IS NOT CLEAR.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

THE NEW ACT WILL COMBINE ALL DIRECT TAXES SUCH AS INCOME TAX AND FRINGE BENEFIT TAX INTO ONE DIRECT TAX CODE

Investor or Trader

What is the tax rate applicable to profits earned on share trading? Most “knowledgeable” people that I popped this question to responded with 10%.

One tax to rule them all

Asuccession of finance ministers has industriously chipped away, for the last 20 years, on achieving a remarkable transformation of India’s tax system.

Betting on future

Arbitrage involves the concurrent purchase and sale of identical or equivalent underlyings from two or more markets to benefit from their price differential.
Tax How to be a smart tax payer

How to be a smart tax payer

Money Today presents a comprehensive guide on Income Tax. Look for information on tax saving instruments, long-term tax planning and so on.

Tax Planning in 2007

An analysis of the tax-saving options available under S ection 80C

Can I get tax benefit for two properties?

No, only one residential property entitles you to tax deduction to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakh.
In this MT Issue Tracking spending, taxing income

Tracking spending, taxing income

Cash flow means the tax authorities also want to know the outflow, or the expense.

Prudent provident fund

Evaluating past favourites for present day investors. The safest bet for the risk-averse investor, which offers guaranteed returns with liquidity.
Books Cutting right to the chase

Cutting right to the chase

Kapil Mehta, an insurance professional, finds One Up on Wall Street, by the legendary Fidelty fund manager Peter Lynch, an excellent guide for investors in India
Brain Trust Confessions of a fund manager

Confessions of a fund manager

A seasoned fund manager shares his investment strategy, his best moments and mistakes, and advice for small investors with MONEY TODAY.
Careers Where is your career headed?

Where is your career headed?

Behind every successful professional is a realistic career plan.Are you ready with one? Read on to find out
Editors Note From the Executive Editor

From the Executive Editor

"Tell me how you spent your income?” is what the taxman asked. “Dig your own grave” is what the taxpayer heard.
Real Estate Wood worth

Wood worth

Which wood? Wood or ply? Ply or board? Here is a snapshot of the available options.

Homing in on Hills

Living in a city and owning a house in a hill station is no more a dream. However,a maze of local bylaws can turn it sour for a prospective buyer.
Investment Online justice for all

Online justice for all

Small investors have always found it difficult to approach the authorities if they had a grievance against a company. But now there is hope.
Mutual Fund Trawling for Safe Returns

Trawling for Safe Returns

What makes arbitrage funds safe for risk-averse investors looking at fixed incomes? MONEY TODAY gives a lowdown on this improved variant of short-term debt that allows you to fish safe, market-linked returns in calm waters

One of its Kind

MONEY TODAY and Value Research team up to analyse select new schemes being launched by fund houses
My Story Going by the BOOK

Going by the BOOK

How K.K.S. Murthy combines book collection with business.
Portfolio Doctor Skewed asset basket

Skewed asset basket

Coimbatore-based marketing professional, Appavoo Muralie, has played the stock markets and real estate to gain good returns. But it’s time he invested in mutual funds and debt instruments to add stability to his lopsided portfolio.
Upfront Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

It is said that Ravana performed miraculous feats of parallel processing by virtue of his 10 heads. One recitedshlokas, another conducted matters of state, a third carried on a flirtation and a fourth sang hymns.