All stories by Priya Nair
Make money from your blog, video; Here's how!Rediff.com25 Jul 2016
Blogs are great place to start.
Cash may no longer be king as e-money emerges new rulerRediff.com16 Jul 2016
The proposed ban on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh may hit luxury goods, jewellery sales and real estate.
How you can save money building smart homes!Rediff.com27 Jun 2016
For prices starting from Rs 25,000 and going up to Rs 4-5 lakh, you can convert your home into a smart home.
New aviation policy: How much do we stand to gainRediff.com16 Jun 2016
Foreign airlines charge $100-200 or euro 75-150 for excess baggage, while Indian airlines charge Rs 300-500 per kg above 15 kg.
Bank mergers: Changes that customers can expectRediff.com23 May 2016
Loan rates will change at the next reset, while deposit rates will continue till maturity.
Pay your health insurance premium through EMIRediff.com18 May 2016
You will lose out on discounts and have to pay a higher premium.
EMIs on credit card is useful but tricky on conditionsRediff.com12 May 2016
Keep in mind interest rate, tenure and additional charges if you exceed credit card limit
How you can reduce your water billsRediff.com9 May 2016
Setting up a system is not very complicated and costs can be Rs 2-3 lakh for a 100-apartment society
How you can cut down on your credit card expensesRediff.com9 May 2016
The Reserve Bank of India's latest data indicate that spending per card is rising steadily - something that consumers should worry about
Should you invest in index funds like Warren Buffett?Rediff.com5 May 2016
Only if you are a conservative investor satisfied with index returns; but over long term actively managed funds give better returns in Indian markets
Is your pension fund regulated?Rediff.com26 Apr 2016
Ask your HR department for details about the fund, trustees and returns
Your retirement is closer than it appearsRediff.com25 Apr 2016
The whole idea is to have a balance between long-term and short-term goals.
Don't blindly emulate promoter buyingRediff.com12 Apr 2016
While such buying could indicate confidence in the business, investors should do a comprehensive evaluation before getting into the stock.
Filing Income Tax returns gets more complicatedRediff.com11 Apr 2016
With filing possible only online, there is no scope for any error.
All you need to know about the Employee Provident FundRediff.com31 Mar 2016
EPF has traditionally been the only tool for Indians, especially the salaried class, to save for their retirement corpus.
Home, car loans to change from April 1Rediff.com31 Mar 2016
While existing base rates and loans linked to it will continue, new loans will be linked to the MCLR, which is likely to be lower
Lessons from the Sharepro scamRediff.com30 Mar 2016
After every corporate announcement, check your demat and bank accounts for necessary credits.
India's super rich now have a new toy to play withRediff.com28 Mar 2016
Stressed asset funds could offer higher returns than traditional fixed-income funds, but holding period will be longer due to the risky underlying assets
Company FDs require extra due diligenceRediff.com25 Mar 2016
Keep regular track of financials, including cash flow and management changes
Small savers need to get aggressiveRediff.com22 Mar 2016
Getting locked into instruments before the new regime kicks in would be a good strategy.
EPF vs NPS: Which will offer better returns?Rediff.com21 Mar 2016
Use a combination of the two options without which sufficient corpus can't be assured.
Have you been served an I-T notice?Rediff.com18 Mar 2016
A normal assessment notice is served under Section 148.
Why it makes sense to invest in Nabard's tax-free bondsRediff.com8 Mar 2016
Lock into these long-term bonds for higher interest rates and capital appreciation
Booking train tickets online, buying petrol to become cheaperRediff.com4 Mar 2016
The government is also considering mandating payments beyond a prescribed threshold only in card/digital mode.
How the Budget will hike your household expensesRediff.com1 Mar 2016
Aerated drinks, mineral water, travel packages, coaching classes and beauty parlour services might also cost more
How to salvage your foreign holidayRediff.com19 Feb 2016
Most tour operators offer accommodation to suit different budgets.
Identity theft? Flag it immediatelyRediff.com17 Feb 2016
Consumer loans or personal continue to record the highest fraud incidence.
Be wary of hidden charges in loans with zero processing feesRediff.com2 Feb 2016
Technical, legal, valuation fees could offset the benefit.
Dividend paying stocks are good in volatile marketsRediff.com28 Jan 2016
While capital appreciation is better, paying regular dividend indicates that the company is making profits and is rewarding investors.
Don't rush to buy gold just yetRediff.com14 Jan 2016
While global uncertainty has led to a rise in prices in 2016, there is still a lot of doubt regarding its future.
Financial overhaul? Few circumstances you must considerRediff.com14 Dec 2015
Every financial plan needs to be tweaked periodically.
Tips to save money while travelling abroadRediff.com10 Dec 2015
Multi-currency pre-paid cards are a good option while travelling abroad.
Gift an 'experience' this wedding seasonRediff.com8 Dec 2015
You can gift a day at a spa, a curated gourmet meal at a pool side or an offbeat travel trip.
No rate cut is good news for depositorsRediff.com2 Dec 2015
Use this window to lock into bank FDs; unless govt cuts small savings rates, banks may not cut deposit rates
Beat inflation and get good returns from your investmentsRediff.com1 Dec 2015
Inflation indexed bonds assure a positive return over inflation.
95% of middle-class Indians do not have adequate health insuranceRediff.com25 Nov 2015
Health care costs are rising exponentially and most people are under-insured.
Investing across multiple MF schemes? Here's how to go about itRediff.com3 Nov 2015
With a common account number, you can use the MF Utilities platform to invest in any fund house's scheme.
Want to buy the latest iPhone? Go for a festival loanRediff.com21 Oct 2015
It takes a longer time to avail of these loans, owing to tight due-diligence process of banks.
Excess provident fund money has to be returnedRediff.com8 Oct 2015
Otherwise, EPFO can freeze your account. But seek detailed calculation to verify the numbers
Cheaper home loans: How much will you save on EMIs?Rediff.com1 Oct 2015
Existing and new customers will find it easier to manage or raise loans as banks start cutting rates.