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  • Should you buy a house now or should you wait? Here we attempt to answer many such questions and give you strategies to help you deal with today's uncertain property market.
Small Fortune Shop and save

Shop and save

Time your monthly purchases at the beginning of the billing cycle and maximise the free credit period.
Mutual Fund Betting on consumption

Betting on consumption

Prasunjit Mukherjee, CEO, Plexus Management evaluates new mutual funds and tells you which ones to choose.

Healthy mid-cap stocks help boost returns

Here we take a look at how mutual funds are performing and which ones you should go for.
BASICS Before you buy (or sell)

Before you buy (or sell)

There is more to intelligent house buying than a good price, large size or quality of construction.
Real Estate Lucknow, gaining momentum with time

Lucknow, gaining momentum with time

Lucknow's housing market has gained significant momentum in the last three years. It's the most preferred city to live in Uttar Pradesh.

Remodelling a dream

Be it to repair your roof or give your garden a makeover, home improvement loans are an easy answer. Here's how to go about it.
Insight Your world

Your world

This snapshot of the rupee's performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions.
Your Wallet Pay less for digicams

Pay less for digicams

EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. We present a new way to compute affordability.
Stocks Market bull run: stocks that gained the most

Market bull run: stocks that gained the most

Here we take a look at how different stocks are performing in the market.

How we chose stocks for you

Here we explain the rationale for choosing each stock in Safe Wealth, the 'safer' of our two portfolios.

ITC, Jet Airways good buying options

MONEY TODAY scans through dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations and a sector analysis.
Technology Power of two

Power of two

Sync your mobile with your PC and enhance the power of both? We tell you why and how.
Query Corner What is the tax rate on income and profits from mutual funds?

What is the tax rate on income and profits from mutual funds?

The tax on income from mutual funds depends on the kind of mutual fund you invested in.
Investment How's your money doing?

How's your money doing?

We check out five free Net trackers to assess how well they follow your money.

Joining the uber rich league

The 2007 edition of the Merrill Lynch and Capgemini annual World Wealth Report sheds light on the changing investment patterns of the world’s rich, a club Indians are joining in increasing numbers.
My Story Balancing mind and matter

Balancing mind and matter

Gurpreet Singh, 34, earns handsomely while on a spiritual journey.
Sector Scenario Success mechanics

Success mechanics

SSKI expects engineering firms to outperform considering the fat order books and massive capex plans.
New Business Ethnicity as enterprise

Ethnicity as enterprise

Parmod Nagpal saw the opportunity to rise from a salary of Rs 1,850 a month to own a Rs 54-crore garment business.
Tax How to show extra income from mutual funds?

How to show extra income from mutual funds?

The way the income is treated depends on whether the mutual funds have been retained for over a year or not.
Portfolio Doctor Better late than never

Better late than never

Goutam Bhattacharyya started financial planning late in his career. But he can still build a reasonable portfolio by intelligent investing.
Editors Note From the Managing Editor

From the Managing Editor

Equal to the challenge of monitoring stock market is that of tracking real estate. This is one sector that Indians have flocked to in the largest number, many putting in their life’s savings at stake.
In this MT Issue Notional savings certified

Notional savings certified

Rising interest rates on other options and change in income tax guidelines have pushed NSCs out of the reckoning when it comes to tax planning.

Make the wealth creation party last

The loss of government jobs is good riddance to an extent. But private organised sector must become a net employer soon. If that happens, the wealth creation party will surely last.
Expert View Passion or planning?

Passion or planning?

Should we follow our personal calling or should we allow our careers to be determined by predictable norms?
Insurance Why Tommy needs cover

Why Tommy needs cover

You need to cover your pet against all kinds of mishaps — and your pocket against their expensive consequences.
Careers A different note

A different note

Rahul Ram ensured he is good in what he does. Now he does what he wanted to.
Travel Click to fly

Click to fly

As e-travel comes of age, over 12 online travel agents are fighting to offer you the cheapest, most hassle-free bargain deal.
Books Economy for start-up investors

Economy for start-up investors

The triple forces of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation (LPG) are effecting investment environment across all asset classes. Here’s a book to pick up your first lessons in global economy.