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March 30, 2013
Tax benefits for children? Here are a few TIPS!
School fees, education loan and health costs qualify for exemptions.
March 26, 2013
Colour code for mutual funds WON'T curb mis-selling
While Sebi's colour code will help investors, mis-selling might not reduce substantially.
March 18, 2013
Invest Rs 40 lakh for tax benefit of Rs 20,000
The Budget proposal for additional home loan deduction will have little impact on the market. Job change should not deprive you of PF
Keep transferring the account, as unclaimed amount will not earn interest after three years. Is your builder going BANKRUPT? Find out...
There are some tell-tale signs such as slowdown in construction or absence of communication.
March 14, 2013
How an angel investor is changing rules of the game
Blume Ventures sets a breakneck speed in two years of existence; time will tell if the strategy works.
March 13, 2013
Money transfer, card usage: New norms to prevent MISUSE
RBI has asked banks to implement these security and risk control measures from 30 June 2013. 5 TIPS to invest in the stock market
If one has the money and drive to grow their income, the stock market is one of the top of mind options for many investors.
March 05, 2013
Budget 2013 -What's in it for me?
As direct tax rates are unchanged, the impact on individuals is fairly neutral.
March 04, 2013
Too many loans for buying real estate can be risky
No asset class performs forever. So, it makes sense to diversify. Don't just pay tax; file return as well
Make all tax-saving investments before March 31 and file your return before July 31. Getting refund is more painful than tooth extraction
Though the income tax rates are reasonable, our tax laws can hardly be called stable because of constant amendments.
March 01, 2013
It's a Budget with balance
Mr Chidambaram could have done more to calm investors.
February 28, 2013
First women's bank in India
It will be a public sector bank and Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated to it. Luxury homes to COST more
Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday announced a Rs 2,000 crore urban housing fund, while making luxury homes costlier by cutting abatement on service tax on a flat with a floor area of over 2,000 sq ft, or prices exceeding Rs 1 crore. Tax credit of Rs 2,000 if your income is up to Rs 5 lakh
The proposal will benefit 1.8 crore tax payers Budget 2013: What is cheaper, what is costlier
While the finance minister made the tax payers slightly happy by raising the individual tax exemption limit to Rs 300,000, he made many others unhappy. Tax sops in RGESS extended to 3 years: Chidambaram
the limit for investors wanting to invest in RGESS has been raised to Rs 12 lakh from Rs 10 lakh earlier. NO change in tax slabs, super-rich to be taxed
Finance Minister unveiled the Budget proposals for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha Good news: Home loan exemption limit raised
Home loan exemption limit raised. What common man can EXPECT from Budget 2013
Don't expect less tax on your income. The Finance Minister can, however, delay DTC, incentivise equity investments, and give a higher tax break for home loans.
February 22, 2013
Not a taxing Budget this one?
Headline excise and service tax rates might not change but select sectors could get tax sops and tax holidays.
February 21, 2013
Budget: India Inc expects tax for super-rich
While 83 per cent of respondents do not expect major changes in the corporate taxation rates, they expect increase on the limits of tax savings investments especially linked to housing loan and principal repayments, the survey says.
February 19, 2013
How credit card FRAUDS take place
Reduce the credit limit on your card if you do not use it. Most banks have this facility, and the original limit can be restored if you need it.
February 13, 2013
Why salaried class wants more IT exemption
The survey was conducted in major places like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, Chandigarh and Dehradun on 'Budget 2013: Common man's expectations from the FM', the industry body said.
February 07, 2013
All that you wanted to know about HRA
A look at different scenarios in which you can and cannot claim HRA. Filing returns can save you from future I-T trouble
You need to file returns if your income is not taxable.
January 29, 2013
Rate cut: How it affects your LOANS and DEPOSITS
The new effective repo rate for the third quarter is now fixed at 7.25 per cent while CRR rate has revised to 4 per cent. Why investing in commodities is still the SAFEST best
Let's take a look at some commodities and see how they are expected to perform in the next two years.
January 28, 2013
How you can SAVE TAX by investing in MFs
This is an equity diversified fund and investors enjoy both the benefits of capital appreciation, as well as tax benefits.
January 24, 2013
Home loan: Better chances for women borrowers
A younger co-borrower may help you get a longer tenure loan, while income of a non-taxpayer co-borrower can be shown as savings to get a bigger loan. Women are seen as more responsible when it comes to repaying loans.
January 23, 2013
Soon, option to pay home loan EMIs for 30 years
RBI committee nudges banks for long-term fixed loan product.
January 22, 2013
What you must do to SAVE taxes
Before jumping to meet the investment target, check if you really need to.
January 21, 2013
How to build a better retirement kitty
The Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution should no longer be restricted to 12% of basic and dearness allowance, according to a recent circular. Marriage, a licence for cheaper car insurance premium
Insurers have introduced new profiling parameters such as marital status, income and even ownership of flat. Renting a bank locker isn't easy
Scarcity of space, high rentals and slow redressal procedures are all issues.
January 17, 2013
Don't bring new taxes in Budget, India Inc tells FM
Stresses on need to boost investor sentiment through stable regulation.
January 16, 2013
Last minute tax planning: A COMPLETE guide
Broadly, there are three ways toensure that you pay optimal tax; Claiming tax free income, incidental actions that bring tax benefits and finally investing/saving for tax benefits.
January 15, 2013
How to plan your finance post wedding
It is important that as a newly married couple you take time to focus on your combined finances. A rush to SAVE taxes can cost you dear
It often leads to unnecessary investments, which might not be able to serve your goals.
January 14, 2013
Bank-linked insurance may not be cheaper
Many of these are group products and don't get tax benefits; compare premiums and products, make sure they fulfil your needs.
January 08, 2013
10 New Year resolutions that can help you save money!
When you make those New Year resolutions, you're thinking about fresh starts and the year ahead. What you might not realize is that they also could save money.
January 07, 2013
MISTAKES to avoid while buying a house
Buying your first home is a dream come true. But it can easily become a nightmare, if things go wrong. Tax-free bonds may get the axe
CBDT was considering discontinuing these bonds in the coming Union Budget.
January 05, 2013
Buying a Term Plan? What you must KNOW
If the insured dies due to any reason during this tenure, the death coverage is offered to the beneficiaries.
January 04, 2013
8 New Year resolutions to make you financially secure
Everyone steps into a new year with optimism and positivity. The beginning of the year is when you can start afresh and make changes to all the unsuccessful financial practices adopted in the previous year. Here are eight financial resolutions, which will help you to make better and smarter financial decisions going forward.
January 03, 2013
What are the investment avenues after retirement?
Retirement is usually associated with investing in safe avenues, which are reliable and generate a regular source of income.
January 02, 2013
Watch out for these 5 hidden costs when buying property
Property is a person's biggest purchase. While buying one, you don't just pay for the house value - there are hidden costs that can take up to 25 per cent of the property value. Tips to control your urge to spend
Unrestrained and random spending can be very harmful, both in the short term as well as in the long term. 4 stocks that gave positive returns since 2008
PI Industries, GCPL, Colgate and HUL have delivered positive returns every year since 2008.
January 01, 2013
Mutual funds try to 'switch' off direct plans
Impose steep exit loads on existing investors moving to direct plans, whereas moving from a direct plan to a distributor-supported plan attracts no such fee.
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