|September 27, 2006|
|ULIPs for your child: Deal ya no deal?|
Nowadays, more and more parents are buying insurance policies for their children. This not only takes care of expenses that may be incurred on children's education, but also funding for their education abroad.
|September 25, 2006|
|Mumbai homes may get cheaper|
With the prime minister having cleared 5,378 acres of salt-pan land in Mumbai to rehabilitate slum dwellers, a lot of land is due to turn free for development. But it is not clear how the land will be allocated or who will develop it.
Own too many stocks? Here's help
Monitoring and modifying a portfolio necessitates the services of a qualified and competent investment advisor. Our advice -- ensure that your advisor is up to the task.
|September 20, 2006|
|The <EM>crorepati</EM> quiz|
Some attributes attract wealth. Take this quiz to find out if you have the qualities to make it to the rich club?
Choices reveal personality. So who are you?
Life is about making choices. The key is to choose between irrelevant immediate pleasure and everlasting relevant pleasure, says certified financial planning Kartik Jhaveri.
|September 18, 2006|
|4 steps to great tax-planning|
With a little over six months left for the close of the financial year, we believe this is the right time to start the annual tax-planning exercise.
It's 12K again! What should you do?
Our advice – with a little over 6 months left for March 2007, first tie up your tax planning investments and then focus on other investment opportunities.
6 qualities that make you a <EM>crorepati</EM>
Making crores is not just about financial planning and prudence. Here are six stellar qualities that can usher in wealth.
|September 15, 2006|
|Your floating rate loan is NOT floating |
If you have taken a floating rate loan and are proud of your decision, you might want to re-think. Fact is that the floating rate loan is just a fiddle that banks are playing to make money at your expense.
Plan your retirement in 3 simple steps
Individuals have two forms of capital, human capital and financial capital. Many of us who work to generate income are human capital. Second form of capital is financial capital. Financial capital is our savings and investment.
Case study: A ULIP too expensive
We advocate that all individuals (HNI or otherwise) buy a term plan for an amount that can be considered reasonable given their life style, income, expenses and contingent expenses among others.
|September 14, 2006|
|The best investment for your child|
Which are the products you should turn to? What will offer the best advantage to your child, and what it is that you should avoid? Check this out.
|September 13, 2006|
|Expert advice on bank fixed deposits|
Expert Anup Bagchi answers questions on CNBC-TV18 and gives tips on bank fixed deposits.
Mutual funds: What's hot, what's not
Mutual funds bought metal, telecom, pharma, cement, and oil and gas stocks in August. Selling was seen in auto majors, sugar, power, textile, and construction stocks, while stocks were re-aligned in the IT, and chemical sectors.
All you wanted to know about fixed maturity plans
Fixed Maturity Plans, FMPs, are as attractive as Bank Fixed Deposits in terms of interest rates. Further, on account of lower taxes on mutual funds, post-tax return from FMPs is far better.
|September 11, 2006|
|A smart investment idea for now!|
We have an investment idea for the present scenario -- start your annual tax-planning exercise. Gone are the days when the month of March was designated for making tax-saving investments in a select few instruments.
6-point checklist for SIPs
In this article, we list the wrong reasons for investing through SIPs and cite instances when SIPs may not deliver.
Dos and don'ts of investing in MFs
Most of the new fund offers are old wine in a new bottle
|September 05, 2006|
|Divorce? Get the best financial settlement|
If you are in the midst of a divorce settlement, don't let emotional strain prevent you from thinking through your finances. Gear up to get the deal you deserve, out of your divorce settlement.
|September 02, 2006|
|Mutual funds: A wake up call for all!|
Making information available to all will solve only part of the problem. The biggest problem is a complete lack of understanding of mutual funds.