Money Today Archive November 16, 2006 Issue
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Edition: November 16, 2006

Cover Story

By Rakesh Rai

How to be a real estate crorepati

The housing boom is creating multi-millionaires. Here's how to make the most of this wealth machine.
  • Regional realities Metros will remain the hotspots for real estate, but the future boom towns could be the smaller cities — especially for investment buying.
Mutual Fund
By Tejas Bhope
Closed-ended funds have become fashionable again. Should they find a place in your portfolio?
Tax
Self-employed professionals have a very wide scope of reducing their tax liability.
My Story
By Rajshree Kukreti
How direct selling brought the Chaurasias fortune and more.
Technology
By Rohit Saran
MONEY TODAY presents a guide to using smart technologies to save time, hassle and money.
Stocks
MONEY TODAY presents to you snapshots of recommendations from investment houses.
  • How to bet safely on 2011 Returns from stocks are most dangerous to bet on. But not if you use a benchmark like Nifty. MONEY TODAY tells you how to bet safely on stocks.
Investment
By Shivkumar Mani
Reverse mortgage is ideally suited for senior citizens who are asset rich but cash poor.
Careers
By Rajshree Kukreti
Your career is perhaps your biggest single asset. Here’s how to make it the highest yielding one.
Sector Scenario
By Rajshree Kukreti
Silver has delivered great returns. It is just that not too many people have noticed.
Expert View
B. Srinivasan
Realty scores over most asset classes. But don’t buy a second house based on the rise in valuation of your first property.
  • Get value from your work We need to realise that career milestones dawn every day but we rarely pause and reflect where our career is heading.
  • An open and shut case? The right way is to invest regularly in a fund with a good record. In close-ended funds you invest at one go and only on hype.
  • Forget quality, focus on customer Brick and mortar start-ups don't sound as exciting as e-start-ups and, therefore, get less attention from vcs.
Banking
By Narayan Krishnamurthy
Worried about how your dependants will repay the massive home loan you have taken if something happens to you? Here's what to do.
  • Keep floating Rising interest rates have upset the calculations of many floating rate borrowers. But it doesn’t make sense to switch to a fixed rate now.
Portfolio Doctor
The Bhans of Faridabad have inefficient insurance coverage. They could restructure their insurance portfolio and release more funds to invest in higher-return instruments.At the same time, they could raise their cover.
Books
By Gaurav Mashruwala
The beauty of Eric Tyson’s book is that it breaks down complex financial concepts into simple explanations, writes financial planner Gaurav Mashruwala.
Editors Note
By Rohit Saran
Financial hypertension has struck across India, afflicting all professions.
Talk Back
It is central to our magazine’s mandate to educate our readers on values of long-term knowledge-based investing.
Upfront
By Devangshu Datta
What would it have taken to find Infosys (or Wipro or ITC) in 1993? The first requirement was a risk appetite.

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