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Your Wallet Easy EMIs for laptop

Easy EMIs for laptop

EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. Here we present a new way to compute affordability.

Refill your wallet

Are you spending too much on your printer cartridges? Start using refilled inkjet printer cartridges and see your savings rise. This switch can help you save up to Rs 2.7 lakh over 25 years. Here's how.
Real Estate Rentals on high tide

Rentals on high tide

Surging demand is pushing up rents in cities. But investing in a home for renting remains unviable because rental yields are still below the borrowing costs.

Surat, an emerging commercial hub

Surat's proximity to Mumbai, Ahmedabad fuels demand for residential and commercial property here.
Mutual Fund Banking funds way ahead of the rest

Banking funds way ahead of the rest

Here we do a check on how mutual funds are faring adn which ones are good for you.

For the bravehearts

In this edition of 'NFO resune', Prasunjit Mukherjee, CEO, Plexus Management evaluates the HSBC Dynamic Fund.
BASICS Intelligent asset allocation

Intelligent asset allocation

There are no high-risk or low-risk investors — there are only high-risk or low-risk investments.
Insight Your world

Your world

This snapshot of the rupee's performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions.
Stocks Revenue to flow in for Idea, Tata Motors

Revenue to flow in for Idea, Tata Motors

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.

Real estate stocks going strong

Construction and real estate stocks continue to be strong with a good monsoon.

The advantages of taking risks

We explain the 22 stocks that consist of Wealth Zoom, the more aggresive of the two portfolios we had made.
Insurance Ladies only

Ladies only

There are many life insurance policies targeted at women. But unless they offer specific benefits, they may not be the best option for you.
Technology iPhone: a user review

iPhone: a user review

The iPhone is several months away from the Indian shores, officially. Yet the wait has begun.
My Story Dogged pursuits

Dogged pursuits

Suresh Sherawat, 48, risked his savings for a new career. Here's what he did.
Sector Scenario Ringing in profits

Ringing in profits

ICICI Securities is bullish on the telecom sector but has differing views on three major players.
Expert View Is this diamond forever?

Is this diamond forever?

What are the key factors that make fund managers decide on a buy? Read on.

A model lifestyle firm

Lifestyle companies are small consultancies that allow the owners to do what they love to do, without too much risk.

Fighting boredom

Work towards making the most of what you have and ensure you exhaust all options of finding solutions.

Seven deadly sins for investors

'We ask friends and dealers before buying a cell phone. But rush in and buy stocks on a hot tip.'

Cover first gains later

'Insurance should be seen as a hedge against one's life and not an investing instrument.'

Untaxing your money

'Investing more than required in tax-saving instruments is not bad but could have earned better returns elsewhere.'

Eyes wide shut

'Don’t base high expectations on beginner’s luck; study the problem and learn from mistakes.'

Loan riders

'Processing fees are nonrefundable. It means if your loan is rejected or a lower amount sanctioned you cannot claim the fee back.'
Travel Bulk bargain: Is it for you?

Bulk bargain: Is it for you?

If you crave flexibility and convenience, prepaid flight coupons may be a manna from heaven for you.
New Business Portrait of a partnership

Portrait of a partnership

Overcoming the dotcom bust, this husband-wife team persevered to make their software firm a success story.
Query Corner How to invest in an exchange traded fund?

How to invest in an exchange traded fund?

ETFs can be traded at any time during trading hours. Equity fund and index fund transactions are recorded at the end of the day.
Tax How to claim deduction under Section 80C?

How to claim deduction under Section 80C?

Premium paid for any life insurance plan is eligible for deduction from gross total income under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.
Financial Planning Financial mistakes we make

Financial mistakes we make

Here we present a compilation of 10 common and simple, though costly, mistakes that every earning individual should relate to.
Upfront Panning investors

Panning investors

There are talks of setting up registered trusts, which will have a PAN and members can invest through that single PAN.
Banking From in line to online

From in line to online

Armchair banking goes a level higher with the increasing acceptance of the Electronic Clearance System in India.
Editors Note From the Managing Editor

From the Managing Editor

We all know there is nothing like doing a job that you love to do—rather than one that you have to. But we all think only the luckiest among us get to do what we really like, and earn good money from it too.
Books Hunting for headhunters

Hunting for headhunters

Nancy Garrison Jenn’s guide for organisations and individuals seeking headhunters is relevant in India too, says Rajshree Kukreti.
Portfolio Doctor Flying high, can go higher

Flying high, can go higher

Bangalore-based Vaishali and Gitesh Butalia have a well-diversified portfolio. But they must up the ante in equity investments to maximise returns.
Careers Getting back the excitement

Getting back the excitement

When zeal for job fizzled out, Roy decided to quit and used his skills in the business of placement services.