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.
How to sell your used car onlineRediff.com23 Dec 2016
A dummy's guide to get the best price for your car.
After cash pain, some cashless gainRediff.com12 Dec 2016
Ways on how consumers can maximise benefits.
Why you must revive your lapsed insuranceRediff.com23 Nov 2016
You are charged the same premium and also enjoy continuity benefits
How to Survive the Cash CrisisRediff.com15 Nov 2016
What can households do with the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes? How can they find Rs 100 and smaller denominations?
Cash-to-cashless journey won't be easyRediff.com11 Nov 2016
While the acceptance of cards, mobile wallets and banking apps is increasing, only 10 per cent of transactions take place through them.
Don't panic, there's enough time to get new notesRediff.com9 Nov 2016
In the next few days, use credit/debit cards wherever possible or download your bank's mobile banking app or a mobile wallet.
Why you must change your ATM PIN right awayRediff.com21 Oct 2016
With debit cards of 5 banks compromised, time to be very cautious while transacting. If possible, avoid non-bank ATMs.
Tough rules for AYUSH treatment make health cover difficultRediff.com19 Oct 2016
IRDA's condition that treatment under AYUSH has to be at a government hospital or an institute recognised by the government makes insurance cover difficult.
Loan against property: The dos and don'tsRediff.com18 Oct 2016
Frequent balance transfer in search of a lower rate can be tricky for borrowers, if property prices fall
Have you changed your ATM PIN recently?Rediff.com22 Sep 2016
About 70 per cent of ATMs in India are running on outdated operating systems, which makes it easier for fraudsters to crack them
Convenience, safety or discount? The dilemma of how to pay your billsRediff.com19 Sep 2016
A mobile wallet may offer discounts but allows transactions of limited amounts. And, while a bank app or internet account allows larger transactions, it might be less convenient
Stay invested in equities over the long term for better returnsRediff.com19 Sep 2016
Here's how to get high returns from equities...
Read this before going for private locker serviceRediff.com2 Sep 2016
Private players offer convenience for slightly higher rental than banks.
Masala bonds can be good for NRIs' portfoliosRediff.com30 Aug 2016
If the view is that rupee will depreciate, hedge your exposure by using forward cover
Bank frauds: Limited liability for customers?Rediff.com22 Aug 2016
If RBI's recommendations are finalised, it will give more teeth to the existing fair practice code
Motor Vehicles Act: Steep fines make insurance importantRediff.com17 Aug 2016
Expect premiums to go up or introduction of a co-pay option for third-party damage
Higher equity share can boost EPF's returnsRediff.com9 Aug 2016
Rather than one-year returns, look at benefits of long-term investment in equity.
Why you must file I-T returns on timeRediff.com29 Jul 2016
Even if you don't come in the filing bracket, it is the only way to claim refunds, get visa to some countries.
Didn't quote PAN with big transactions? Here's help!Rediff.com27 Jul 2016
The department gets data of high-value transactions under the Annual Information Return.
Here's how to plan air travel intelligently this monsoonRediff.com25 Jul 2016
For customers who have time at hand, trains could be a much-better option.