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  • Thousands have invested in Money Plus on the ludicrously optimistic assumption that the fund value will rise by 25% every year for 20 years.
  • A former bank executive recounts the personal horror of breaching the trust of unsuspecting customers by saddling them with unsuitable investments.
Technology Planet BlackBerry

Planet BlackBerry

As life-at-work and life-after-work get increasingly intertwined, so does the popularity of BlackBerry.
Tax 'Don't spend your PF, invest it carefully'

'Don't spend your PF, invest it carefully'

Don't spend your provident fund money. Invest it judiciously in either debt or equity schemes.
Talk Back Credit card is a honey-coated pill

Credit card is a honey-coated pill

Credit card is a double-edged financial tool. And its irresponsible use can create unimaginable financial mess, very quickly.
Small Fortune Lunch brake

Lunch brake

Is your lunch bill eating into your wallet? Start bringing lunch from home instead of eating out. This simple lifestyle change can help you save Rs 19 lakh over 25 years. Read on.
Careers Interpreting increment

Interpreting increment

The war to acquire and retain talent has changed the size and shape of pay increases. We take you through the change.

Power the pay hike

The extra money in the pay cheque can help you go beyond that exotic dinner you are planning. Here's what to do.
Real Estate Rent, not buy

Rent, not buy

Hold your plans to buy a house for a few months, when a combination of factors could make property buying better.

Hyderabad: back-office to the world

India's sixth largest metropolis has emerged as a preferred back-office base for MNCs. This has transformed the real estate in the city.
Insurance Premium protection

Premium protection

Over the past 250 years, insurance has been the fastest growing industry. It has helped grow other industries investing long-term funds.
Stocks MT insight into market trends

MT insight into market trends

MONEY TODAY gives you an insight into the market trends and how it will hit your pocket.

ABB, Bharat Earth Movers make a goob buy

The foreign institutions continue to remain bullish but the I ndi an funds are still bearish—or booking profits. A nnual results of companies will dictate market sentiments in the next few weeks.
Your Wallet Current cost

Current cost

Grading appliances on basis of energy consumption opens up new possibilities of long-term savings for buyers who can now look beyond just the MRP.
New Business Kitchen cabinet

Kitchen cabinet

Naqvi and Sharma saw an opportunity in kitchen business and built a thriving enterprise.
My Story Poseidon adventurer

Poseidon adventurer

Vijay, 44, goes underwater to rake in the moolah.
In this MT Issue Agents as provocateurs

Agents as provocateurs

Financial advice should be 95% strategy and 5% product choice. But in reality it is the reverse.
Banking Confessions of a mis-seller

Confessions of a mis-seller

A former bank executive recounts the personal horror of breaching the trust of unsuspecting customers.
Sector Scenario Poised for growth

Poised for growth

The Indian pharma sector is poised to turn a corner on the back of excellent growth in first nine months of 2006-7.
Books Better late than never

Better late than never

David Bach's investment manual motivates readers of all ages to secure their financial freedom through some easy-to-understand guidelines, says Sharadh Manian.
BASICS Investor intelligence

Investor intelligence

MONEY TODAY gives you a quick guide on what and where to get your basic financial literacy.
Editors Note From the Executive Editor

From the Executive Editor

Investor education is the raison d'etre of this magazine. And building up an intelligent financial plan for you is just a humble contribution.
Expert View Choices from bust to boom, and back to bust

Choices from bust to boom, and back to bust

The world of investing is full of choices. Choices that lead you from bust to boom, and back to bust.
Financial Planning Balancing act

Balancing act

Shifts in the equity and debt markets have automatically changed your asset allocation. We tell you what to do.
Mutual Fund Balanced funds, a must-have for all

Balanced funds, a must-have for all

MONEY TODAY gives you an insight into the market trends and how it will hit your pocket.