It is critical to systematically monitor inflation by various services categories.
Financial planning may end with sound investments, but it begins with efficient expense management. Four financial planners explain why.
Amit Agarwala quit a job, battled tragedies and yet emerged stronger with a company now growing at 30%. Collectibles hold a place of pride in your house. Did you know they could fetch great returns too?
Colours of money They add immense value to interiors, but in the long run they may become prized possessions fetching fancy returns.
Big fortune for a small change These tiny pieces of metal have both historical as well as monetary value.
Collect the stamps of success The use of snail mail may be on the decline, but the value of stamps are on an unprecedented rise.
Grape expectations Though a relatively unknown alternative investment option in India, wines have immense possibilities for those who know their drink.
Old's gold Forgotten family heirlooms could well be treasure troves, so take good care of them. Sometimes they can easily fetch you lakhs.
The book profiles five great traders and draws lessons from the common methods they employed. Reading it can help investors maximise their gains and minimise their losses. Kenneth Andrade tells you how and where to invest and things you must never forget. People across different streams are making bold and successful career shifts. We introduce a series of instructive case studies.
Stairway to a second career R Sridhar branches out as an innovation consultant to a host of top-notch firms.
Clever switch Advertising industry is like a kaleidoscope, where several opportunities exist within the industry.
When is it time to enhance your frequent flier programme card with a travel card? Read on. Pune-based Zachariah and Priyamvada Thomas are getting a grip on their finances by repaying their debts and investing systematically. Insurance needs are very customer-specific, simply because no two people are identical with exactly similar needs and resources. Most people have only a vague idea of where their money goes, and in the process it doesn’t go as far as it should. The amount withdrawn does not attract income tax if you are a member of a recognised provident fund. Better categorisation of entries in separate sections, option of e-filing, easy language and detailed explanations about how to fill each section should make filing of tax return easier. In March, roaming rates were slashed by 56%. Now it’s a race to launch the “best” plans. These cuts are an attempt to lure new customers and reduce churn of existing users. Carry a thermos flask filled with cold water whenever you go out with the family. This simple measure can help you save Rs 1.18 lakh over 25 years. Depending on speed of reforms, life will get worse or better, depending on one’s perspective.
Exotic moneymakers We don’t recommend clients to have more than 10-15% of their portfolio in exotic investments as it is highly illiquid.
High price can also be high value Cheap stocks are not necessarily good. And the costly stuff often reflects future performance.
Creatively innovative Customers like the fact that Amdale thinks ahead and always comes up with multiple solutions, not just one.
Here's the story of how Swati Jain, 34, is embellishing cakes and making an earning. Do you calculate your income and expenses in money? Is there another way, you might ask. A quick time-based calculation throws up some interesting numbers. The city's good connectivity has brought in investments not only from Indian but also international developers. This snapshot of the rupee's performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions. Nowadays, EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. We present a new way to compute affordability. Foreign institutional investors continue to be heavy buyers of Indian stocks, benefiting from a strong rupee that translates into higher returns in US dollars.
India Infoline going strong India Infoline has seen a surge since it raided global major CLSA to create a new team.
Here we take a look at how mutual funds are performing and how they could benefit you.
High potential add-on Attempt to lock into companies that are likely to see explosive growth in near future.
A variety of websites have emerged on the Indian cyberspace offering interactive local maps, directory search and suchlikes. Here we rate the performance of some of the leading companies in the power sector, such as NTPC, Reliance Energy, etc.
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