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Mutual Fund
SBI Mutual Fund was established in 1987 and traces its lineage to SBI, India’s largest banking enterprise.
  • Weighing mutual fund options If you want realistic expectations from your mutual fund, want to choose rightly between funds and evaluate your options in case of investment problems, it’s important for you to know the players that comprise a fund.
Tax
Entertainment allowance is fully taxable for all private sector employees. However, government employees are eligible for exemption if...
Technology
Namrata Dadwal
To enhance your acoustic pleasure, get a worthy set of speakers. Namrata Dadwal lists out speakers, most of which will easily fit your budget. Go on, listen.

Stocks
Track trends of the stocks and use this guide to make the right decisions in a bear market.
  • The power to profit The government’s thrust on power is good news for the sector, but investors must watch out for project delays because of the credit drought, says R. Sree Ram
  • Stocks at a good bargain For our second model portfolio, Wealth Zoom, Dipen Sheth picks out stocks that show distinct potential and are now available at discounted prices.
Insurance
Women must read the fine print for clarity on features to ensure that they don’t lose out on insurance benefits.
  • Cover all bases The public liability policy is an important plan, especially for professionals, to protect against eventualities that can result in damage to third parties.
Books
R. Sree Ram
It’s a good time to take sane advice on stock-picking. Pat Dorsey’s seemingly simple, but useful, tips could help, says R. Sree Ram.
Query Corner
Ganesh Balasubramanian of Coimbatore wants to understand how small investors can use the India Volatility Index (VIX) to their advantage. Here’s what the India VIX means and what sets it apart from other market indices such as the Nifty and the Sensex.

Money Today Basics
Here’s how to figure out how much you will need in your sunset years and whether your savings will be enough. Try our retirement corpus calculator.
Insight
By postponing the purchase of the property by a year, the buyer can reduce his EMI by almost 28%. We show you how...
Editors Note
Alam Srinivas
Most experts advocate that you should stay invested in equities for the long term (10, 20, or 30 years). Studies show that if you do that, the chances of your losing money are negligible.
Savings
Unless the issues plaguing the central government pension plan are resolved, it won’t benefit the members.
Talk Back
All sectors do not perform uniformly in all market conditions. For instance, FMCG companies were neglected in the past bull run as investors concentrated on high-growth firms.
Upfront
Rakesh Rai
The government recently announced a 2% cut in excise duty and service tax rate to put some money into individual wallets and to boost consumer demand.
My Idea
Namrata Dadwal
Buying an art souvenir for their infant nephew inspired Delhi-based sisters Samira Khandelwal, 29, and Anshu Morarka, 31, to set up Kroma, an art gallery just for kids.
Economy
Sushmita Choudhury
Contrary to popular perception, slowdown is often a good time for savvy spending. In the first of a three-part series on recession bargains, Sushmita Choudhury tells you how to sniff out offers on electronics, apparel and eating out.
  • Tough going Here is a recap of the spillover effects of the ongoing economic imbroglio in the past fortnight, across the globe.

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