All stories by Priya Nair
Want property returns? A 6-point checklistRediff.com3 Aug 2017
Such investments come with their own share of risks and buyers may need to hold on for at least 5 to 10 years.
Claiming money that is rightfully yoursRediff.com6 Jul 2017
Priya Nair finds out how investors of mutual funds, shares, unclaimed bank deposits, insurance policies can redeem long-forgotten investments.
How GST affects your household expensesRediff.com4 Jul 2017
The jury is still out whether the GST will lower or increase your monthly budget, says Priya Nair.
Plan your monsoon holiday at cheap ratesRediff.com21 Jun 2017
Short trips can be made to interesting places at 15-20 per cent lower prices.
When to exit expensive insurance policiesRediff.com21 Jun 2017
You can exit Ulips after five years.
Use technology to make more moneyRediff.com15 Jun 2017
Priya Nair tells you how you can use technology to invest better and maximise returns.
Buying a used car? Read these smart tipsRediff.com5 Jun 2017
You will come across many a hurdle while purchasing a used car. That, however, cannot keep you away from realising your dream.
Should you invest in SIPs for perpetuity?Rediff.com28 Apr 2017
Ideally, one should opt for a 5 to to 10- year period in an MF scheme or exit when the goal is reached.
3 disadvantages of group life insuranceRediff.com4 Apr 2017
If you quit or change jobs in your 40s, buying an individual term plan will be expensive. You might not even get one if you have health problems, says Priya Nair
Cibil to now help borrowers get the best loanRediff.com31 Mar 2017
The difference between Cibil and other marketplaces is that in the case of the latter the credit report is accessed after the customer clicks the loan offer, while in the case of Cibil the customer first checks the credit score and then applies for the loan.
Want a loan? Pay your phone bills in timeRediff.com29 Mar 2017
Lenders now use your phone data, utility bill payment records and other non-traditional parameters to determine if you are creditworthy.
Investing in affordable housing? Don't!Rediff.com24 Mar 2017
Given that some reputed builders are also present in this segment and the cheap rates, does affordable housing make a good investment option?
What is a job loss fund? Do you have it?Rediff.com9 Mar 2017
It should cover mandatory expenses, insurance premiums and loan installments for six months to a year.
5 reasons why pre-paid cards are the rageRediff.com9 Mar 2017
Open loop pre-paid cards come with a two-factor authentication. One for ATMs and PoS transactions, and the other for online transactions
How note ban helped life insurance companiesRediff.com21 Feb 2017
In January 2017, the growth in total premium was Rs 13,138 crore, against Rs 10,284 crore in January 2016, a growth of 28 per cent.
Health insurance cos pay you to stay healthy!Rediff.com21 Feb 2017
Staying healthy is good news for the insurance company as well since it implies lower claims. Insurance companies offer discounts anywhere between 8 And 30 per cent discount on premium.
They ensure your children's financial futureRediff.com10 Feb 2017
Trustees and protectors can help ring-fence your trust deed and ensure it is executed exactly the way you want, for the benefit of your children, after you are no more.
Breather for gains from property, inherited jewelleryRediff.com2 Feb 2017
This will bring down capital gains especially in case of property transactions.
How do banks calculate home loan rates?Rediff.com20 Jan 2017
Talking about home loan rates, there is good news for borrowers.
Want better returns at lower risk? Go for STPsRediff.com16 Jan 2017
Now STPs or variable SIPs can earn better returns than vanilla SIPs.