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Aug 31, 2012
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Careers Appropriate office conversation that can help your career

Appropriate office conversation that can help your career

Understanding what makes for appropriate office conversation can help you in your career.
Technology How to start a business with your own money

How to start a business with your own money

The Internet is a fertile ground for experimenting with innovative products and services. Entrepreneurs are putting their ideas to test in the real economy of the virtual world.

Tips to sell your old phone at best bargain price

The resale market is mostly grim for customers. We uncover the harsh truths of the understated second-hand phone market and share a few tips on how to estimate your phone's worth.
Insight Money Today-FPCIL Awards: The jury

Money Today-FPCIL Awards: The jury

Money Today and the Financial Planning Corporation of India Ltd are pleased to announce the formation of a high-powered jury for the awards which includes some of the biggest names in the financial sector.
Perspective Expert speak on the latest trend in personal finance sectors

Expert speak on the latest trend in personal finance sectors

Experts speak on the latest trend in personal finance sectors

Sebi's e-voting rule allows more say to shareholders

The Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, has taken some vital steps to increase the say of shareholders in companies' decisions.

When organisations are adopting more flexible workstyles

Economic uncertainty, technologies, talent shortages and the pursuit of increased productivity are forcing organisations to adopt more flexible workstyles.

Irda changes rules for endowment plans

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) has proposed a minimum death benefit on endowment plans, which means a larger part of the premium may go towards insuring the life of the policyholder.

Interesting trivia from the world of personal finance

Interesting trivia from the world of personal finance.

Eyes on DTC: Will Mutual Fund retirement plans get tax incentives

Will investors get tax incentives on mutual fund retirement plans to compensate for the benefits that will be lost once the proposed Direct Taxes Code comes into effect?
Mutual Fund How to calculate returns from fixed maturity plans

How to calculate returns from fixed maturity plans

Fixed maturity plans (FMPs), which are regarded as an alternative to bank and company fixed deposits, are not very popular with retail investors because of little clarity on returns they would generate. Learn how to calculate expected returns from details in FMP offer documents.

Making your first mutual fund investment? Keep this in mind

What should be your first mutual fund investment? The answer is different for different investors and depends on their age, financial goals, risk-taking capacity, etc. Here's a list of ideal categories for your first investment.

Returns from gold ETFs have outshone by a big margin

Despite the recent drop in prices, return from gold ETFs in the one-year period has outshone all other equity and debt fund categories by a big margin.
Markets What a bad monsoon means for the stock market

What a bad monsoon means for the stock market

Stocks of consumer goods companies, especially those exposed to rural demand, may witness some pressure in sales growth since a bad monsoon will mean lower rural incomes and, thus, lower rural spend.

Monsoon woes: Should you invest in agri-commodities?

With the monsoon rains below normal so far, commodity prices are rising. Should you invest?

Monsoon-dependent sectors could make for good investment

Although the monsoon season has begun on a weak note, any improvement will cheer the markets. Sectors related to agriculture such as fertilisers, tractors and those dependent on rural income like fast moving consumer goods, or FMCG, will be direct beneficiaries.
Stocks CCI fine on cement firms: Impact to last longer

CCI fine on cement firms: Impact to last longer

The wider perception is that the companies will initiate litigation against the Competition Commission of India's penalty and things will take their own course. The case may take years to reach conclusion.

Stock tip: Large-cap stocks look safe, but size can be deceptive

Are shares of large companies which have been part of the main stock indices for years safe? Most people believe that they are. Facts, however, prove otherwise.

Nitin Fire Protection among top gainers in last six months

Nitin Fire Protection is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of over 175 per cent.
Smart Spending Reviews of value for money gadgets: Dell Vostro 3360, Satellite U840, Nokia PureView and more

Reviews of value for money gadgets: Dell Vostro 3360, Satellite U840, Nokia PureView and more

New products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money. Featuring: Nokia PureView, Toshiba U840 and more.
Real Estate All you need to know about commercial realty space as investment option

All you need to know about commercial realty space as investment option

Developers advertise retail spaces or shops in malls as great investment. Many also provide assurances of guaranteed income of 10-12 per cent over a period. So, how is the retail commercial space segment performing in India? Should you go shopping for retail space?

Delayed property project? Here's how to deal with it

Buyers need to be alert to avoid risk of getting locked in a delayed project. The builder is likely to offer possession on time if a project has necessary approvals along with funding from a bank.
Banking Keeping jewellery safe: Should you go for insurance or bank locker

Keeping jewellery safe: Should you go for insurance or bank locker

An insurance policy or a bank locker? Let's see which is a better way to keep your valuables safe.

Best banks to take loan 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.
Investment Company offering dividend payout? Here's how your investment portfolio can gain

Company offering dividend payout? Here's how your investment portfolio can gain

While some investors seek capital growth and prefer companies that pay low dividends and invest more for growth, some want high current income in the form of dividends and are willing to settle for lower capital appreciation. Thus, the dividend payout ratio is a closely-watched measure.
Tax Money Today experts answer your financial queries

Money Today experts answer your financial queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries related to any sector - banking, insurance, investment, tax, or loans.
Insurance Why accurate disclosures are must for insurance policies

Why accurate disclosures are must for insurance policies

The declarations in the proposal form are the basis on which the insurance companies underwrite policies, that is, assess the risk and calculate the premium to cover that risk.
Editors Note BSE Sensex sees movement in individual stocks despite overall calm

BSE Sensex sees movement in individual stocks despite overall calm

The BSE Sensex ended the first quarter of the current financial year virtually where it began. However, beneath the calm, there has been definite movement when it comes to individual stocks.
Talk Back Money Today readers write back to the editor

Money Today readers write back to the editor

Money Today readers write back to the editor, giving their feedback on the coverage in the personal finance magazine.