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January 31, 2007
How to get tax benefits from MFs
They give you tax sops on investments and are also exempt from long term capital gains tax.

January 30, 2007
A kinder home loan recovery process on cards?
True, public sector banks are known to be more accommodating -- given their genesis, legacy and work ethos -- than the private sector banks, which do at times employ recovery agencies to deal with sticky defaults.

Tax-efficient returns from idle funds
Banks and mutual funds are devising novel methods to grab your deposits.

January 29, 2007
Think before you invest!
A wrong investment decision could have a detrimental impact on the investor's finances.

January 25, 2007
Living alone? Practical lessons on money
Here is a list of the must-dos and how much money you must ideally allocate to them.

Should you buy UTI capital protection fund?
While UTI Capital Protection Oriented Scheme is ideally suited for those investors for whom protecting capital is a top priority.

Should you buy Sundaram SSCF?
Sundaram Select Small Cap Fund is one of the few NFOs that offer some unique features to the investors which will be beneficial to them in the long run.

Tax-saving funds: Where to invest?
To select the right fund, investors need to first evaluate their risk profile and also assess the funds on parameters like the investment style, performance and risk, among others.

What is Human Life Value?
The most common definition of HLV is the expected life time earnings of an individual, i.e. what is the total income that the individual is expected to earn over the remainder of his working life, expressed in present Rupee terms.

January 24, 2007
Co-operative society: All about new byelaws
Enumerated here are some of the differences between the old and the new byelaws.

How some mutual funds beat risk
In order to maximise your returns, it is therefore essential to strike a balance between risk and return. How are fund managers doing on this count?

January 23, 2007
Investment: One size doesn't fit all
To be able to give proper advice, it is necessary for the advisor to be aware of the investor's risk profile, investment portfolio and financial objectives.

How you can become a crorepati!
For most people, there are five legal ways of becoming rich; some of these might be faster than the other. I have arranged the five in the descending order, starting from the fastest and probably the easiest.

January 22, 2007
Investing? Try MIPs, FMPs for safety
Check out these four debt fund categories for investment this year...

5 mutual funds that you must own
5 diversified equity funds that investors with an appetite for risk must own

January 18, 2007
5-point checklist for tax-saving mutual funds
Here's a 5-step strategy for every investor looking at investing in tax-saving funds.

Getting a divorce? Settle money matters first
There are two immediate things that need consideration - extent of using the legal system and talking money matters.

January 17, 2007
6 steps to GREAT financial planning for women
You must plan your investments, execute the investment plan and track it regularly. If this sounds complicated, don't worry, we have simplified the process for you.

January 16, 2007
Buying a house? Take this quiz
For most of us, it is the biggest dream to own a house. As there is a feeling of pride attached to it, it becomes more of an emotional call than a financial call.

January 15, 2007
New Year means more NFOs
With markets on the rise, it is even more important for investors to be wary of the novel investment opportunities on offer (read NFOs).

7 secrets to making a good household budget
Budgets are not meant to 'tie' you down but give you a defined economic freedom.

January 11, 2007
Fickle markets: 7 FAQs answered
While some of the investors feel compelled to sell, others see it as an opportunity to invest

Guide to financial planning for a safe future
Plan for your own self such that your goals and objectives are reasonably met in eighteen years from now.

January 10, 2007
Home loan? Floating rate is best
2006 has been the year of the winners. Almost all asset classes have performed well. CNBC Awaaz spoke to a mix of experts to understand what kept the market moving.

Stocks: Stunning winners of last 10 years!
Severe speculative fever of the past 2 years has created a highly distorted list of wealth creators. Here is a story of winners and laggards in the past 10 years.

January 09, 2007
How to benefit from HRA part of your salary
Here we can highlight two-way benefits on HRA (house rent allowance) along with home loans.

January 08, 2007
Insurance policy dilemma? Here's help
Caught between choosing to continue an inefficient policy and dropping it? We have some answers that will help better your insurance portfolio.

January 05, 2007
10 tips on how to make MORE money
The investor must know three things about themselves

January 04, 2007
Investment motto = Earn - Save - Spend
It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending and saving habits that make you so.

Should you invest in infrastructure funds?
As the India growth story unfolds, investors see this as a great opportunity for companies in the infrastructure sector

Assured return schemes: Future's bright
With interest rates on the rise, fresh issues from the fixed deposit segment offered attractive returns.

How to avoid mistakes & make safe investments
Try not to repeat the mistakes in 2007 for our long-term financial well being.

5 retirement planning myths busted
The younger you are, the better are the prospects of building a large corpus for sunset years.

January 03, 2007
Where to invest your money in 2007
When you look at asset allocation, you must answer these three questions: What are your financial goals? What is your risk appetite? What is your time horizon?

Setting the right financial goals
Setting the right financial goals

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