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Apr 30, 2012
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Smart Spending 10 steps to improving your car's mileage

10 steps to improving your car's mileage

Simple ways to get better fuel efficiency without you having to be adept at the mechanics that power your car, so that you can drive past the fuel pump more often than you stop there.

Review: Nokia Asha 302, Asus Prime, Nikon D800, Nokia Lumia 800

Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Tax Budget 2012: Revision in tax exemption limit not really beneficial

Budget 2012: Revision in tax exemption limit not really beneficial

The new tax slabs may ease your tax burden by Rs 1,030-22,660 depending on the income and the tax slab. Unfortunately, taxpayers with higher incomes will be the main beneficiary.

Money Today experts answer your financial queries

Money Today experts answer your financial queries.
Investment Tips to gather funds for your business venture

Tips to gather funds for your business venture

Finding funds for your bright business idea is not difficult. Here's how you can get it right.

Birla Sun Life Asset Management CEO on how investors gain with hybrid funds

Birla Sun Life Asset Management CEO A Balasubramanian talks about how investors can make the most of their investments in hybrid funds.

Balanced or hybrid funds can work wonders for your portfolio

If you are among those who do not want the hassle of investing in a basket of products that needs to be rebalanced at regular intervals, you can opt for hybrid funds. They allow you to invest in a combination of equity and debt.
Mutual Fund Mutual Fund: Systematic withdrawal under monthly income plans guarantee returns

Mutual Fund: Systematic withdrawal under monthly income plans guarantee returns

Eliminate the uncertainty of dividend payments by opting for systematic withdrawal under mutual fund MIPs.

Debt funds outperformed equity funds in the last one year

Debt funds outperformed equity funds in the last one year by a big margin with over 7 per cent average category returns against less than 5 per cent of equity funds.

Tata Equity PE Mutual Fund continues to outperform

Tata Equity PE Mutual Fund has outperformed its category four times in past five years.
Technology Benefits of trading in internet domain names

Benefits of trading in internet domain names

Trading in Internet domain names can be profitable. Here's how you can make the most of it.
Stocks Patni Computer among top stock market gainers with 73 per cent returns

Patni Computer among top stock market gainers with 73 per cent returns

Patni Computer is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of over 73 per cent.
Banking Little-known benefits of a savings bank account

Little-known benefits of a savings bank account

For most of us, the first association with a bank is through a savings account. It has, like the banking system, evolved a lot since. Read on to find out how it helps you today.

Best banks to take car, home, education loans from

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.

Applying for a loan? Here are things to keep in mind for your credit score

Financial institutions check your credit score before extending you a loan. Apart from common mistakes, here are some moves that affect your credit score. So, beware!
Insurance Why you should go for goal-oriented insurance policies

Why you should go for goal-oriented insurance policies

An investment plan can be grouped into endowment, money-back and Ulip categories. Go for customised products if you aren't sure about your ability to use a general plan to your advantage.
Commodities Stock Watch - You need nerves of steel to invest in base metals this year

Stock Watch - You need nerves of steel to invest in base metals this year

In our previous issue, we analysed the World Bank's outlook on farm commodities. Now, we weigh its take on base metals.
Careers Career tip: How to cut risks of joining a start-up company

Career tip: How to cut risks of joining a start-up company

The benefits can even out the risks of joining a fledgling firm if one makes the right choice.
Travel Travelling for sporting events can be enriching

Travelling for sporting events can be enriching

Travelling for sporting events would be a pleasure as hosts go to great lengths to welcome travellers.
Talk Back Money Today readers give their feedback to the editor

Money Today readers give their feedback to the editor

I read the story on small- and mid-cap stocks (Time to take a Glance, March 2012) with interest since I am a regular investor in the stock market, writes Vishal Menon from New Delhi.
Real Estate Realty tips: Buy property before launch for good discount

Realty tips: Buy property before launch for good discount

Early investors can avail of discounts as most real estate projects are developed in phases. Even before the basic approvals are in place, developers start marketing projects to brokers and some buyers at a discount.
Financial Planning Interview: How financial planning is gaining importance in today's world

Interview: How financial planning is gaining importance in today's world

Noel Maye, CEO, Financial Planning Standards Board, USA, talks to Tanvi Varma about the intricacies of financial planning in India and current standards of the advisory industry.
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor on what the future holds for Indian stock markets

Money Today Executive Editor on what the future holds for Indian stock markets

After a quarter of the Sensex was shaved off during 2011 when it dipped over 5,000 points to close the year at 15,455, came the sudden surge that took it 20 per cent higher in 36 trading sessions. What should you expect next?