All stories by Priyadarshini Maji
Heard about new-age barter platforms?Rediff.com5 Jan 2019
In barter, you have the choice of picking up a product that's available with the barter company in exchange for the stuff you want to discard.
Greying India a new demographic, find elder care providersRediff.com22 Dec 2018
Indian seniors face loneliness in their sunset years. And many companies have kicked in to provide various kinds of options for India's elderly. The elderly can now pay and enjoy a variety of services in the comfort of their own homes
Get the best deal on car loans: 5 golden tipsRediff.com21 Nov 2018
If you plan to take an auto loan, Priyadarshini Maji lists 5 points you need to consider.
Planning an adventure holiday? READ the insurance fine printRediff.com13 Nov 2018
Travel insurance policies do not generally cover adventurous or sporting activities such as bungee jumping, paragliding, mountain climbing, or white water rafting, which fall under hazardous activities.
Shop first, pay later -- without a credit cardRediff.com6 Nov 2018
Today pay-later services are available for practically anything under the sun. And these include small purchases like clothes, gadgets, movie tickets, and even food.
6 pocket-friendly foreign destinations to head toRediff.com5 Nov 2018
The destinations have a lot to offer in terms of adventure, culture and entertainment.
How You can achieve your financial goalsRediff.com19 Oct 2018
Goals like buying a car or travelling abroad are short-term goals whereas purchasing a house or retirement planning are medium and long-term goals.
The value of customised credit cardsRediff.com26 Sep 2018
If you use customised cards that suit your lifestyle needs, you could also end up availing of a variety of deals, rewards, and discounts.
Want to study but don't have funds? Try crowdfunding!Rediff.com19 Sep 2018
Whether it is for disaster relief or a personal cause, some online platforms help you raise funds for a fee.
Young investors, hike your equity exposure under NPSRediff.com4 Sep 2018
Since NPS is used for a long-term goal like retirement, allowing younger investors to have higher exposure to equities will give them a chance to earn higher returns.
Kerala floods: How not to get your insurance claims rejectedRediff.com31 Aug 2018
The devastation caused by the current deluge has damaged hundreds and thousands of homes and vehicles.
Insurers urged to expand scope to cover mental illness alsoRediff.com28 Aug 2018
Insurers say they will have to study the available data to work out by how much premiums will have to go up to be able to cover mental illnesses as well
No-claim bonus can impact mediclaim costsRediff.com27 Aug 2018
Given that medical inflation is estimated at 15% to 20%, a no-claim bonus can provide added benefit
Save or splurge? The dilemma millennials faceRediff.com22 Aug 2018
Many millennials believe that they have enough time to plan for long-term goals, hence they do not worry about goals such as retirement.
Buying life insurance? Please read thisRediff.com7 Aug 2018
Agents often influence customers into buying new products every year instead of continuing with their existing policies
Forget stocks, MFs. Become a PE investor for just Rs 25 lakhRediff.com29 Jun 2018
Private equity investing can be rewarding, but an investor needs to be patient as exiting can be tricky and these assets do not provide instant liquidity.
Using a relative's ATM card? DON'TRediff.com29 Jun 2018
The bank can declare a withdrawal by you as illegal and deny any remedy in case a problem arises.
Want to insure your car against tree falls, flood damage?Rediff.com15 Jun 2018
Buy comprehensive motor insurance policy to guard against natural calamities.
Planning to buy an e-car? Do read thisRediff.com11 Jun 2018
Parts of electric cars are costlier and repairing often means replacing an entire system, which drives insurance premium rates up.
Want to earn 12%-36% return as a lender?Rediff.com6 Jun 2018
Lending on peer-to-peer platforms is fraught with higher risks but investors can earn as much as 12% to 36%.
How crypto mining can hijack your computerRediff.com30 May 2018
Install blockers to prevent falling prey to cryptojacking.
Why go abroad to study?Rediff.com26 May 2018
These institutes, while expensive, are a viable alternative to studying abroad.
What can Payments banks do for You?Rediff.com14 May 2018
Priyadarshini Maji evaluates the impact that payment banks are likely to have on your financial life.
Buying health insurance? Honesty is the best policyRediff.com10 May 2018
If you contract a disease a few years after buying a health cover, disclosure isn't mandatory. But if you want to increase the sum assured, premiums could go up.
Pack your bags, get set, go! 2018's most epic vacationsRediff.com5 May 2018
From yacht cruise to jet skiing, get a taste of adventure this summer.
Smart tips to take care of high medical billsRediff.com2 May 2018
Instead of enhancing the sum insured of your basic policy, a more cost-effective option is buying a super top-up policy.
Who gets your FB, Twitter, Insta when you're gone?Rediff.com20 Apr 2018
Have you decided what will happen to your social networking accounts and your digital possessions when you are no more?
Want to invest in MFs online?Rediff.com16 Apr 2018
Various online platforms let you invest in direct mutual funds.
How to get the best deals on your summer holidayRediff.com3 Apr 2018
Travel companies and agencies are offering early bird discounts going up to 40 per cent. Priyadarshini Maji reports
Should you buy the free health check-up policy?Rediff.com28 Mar 2018
The amount for which free check-up is offered can be quite low, while in some policies it comes only after a considerable waiting period.
Play safe in 2018: Add gold to your portfolioRediff.com12 Mar 2018
Investors should allocate 10 to 15 per cent in their portfolios to gold through sovereign gold bonds.