Priyadarshini Maji

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Heard about new-age barter platforms?

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 providers

Greying India a new demographic, find elder care providers

Rediff.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 tips

Get the best deal on car loans: 5 golden tips

Rediff.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 print

Planning an adventure holiday? READ the insurance fine print

Rediff.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 card

Shop first, pay later -- without a credit card

Rediff.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 to

6 pocket-friendly foreign destinations to head to

Rediff.com5 Nov 2018

The destinations have a lot to offer in terms of adventure, culture and entertainment.

How You can achieve your financial goals

How You can achieve your financial goals

Rediff.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 cards

The value of customised credit cards

Rediff.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!

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 NPS

Young investors, hike your equity exposure under NPS

Rediff.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 rejected

Kerala floods: How not to get your insurance claims rejected

Rediff.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 also

Insurers urged to expand scope to cover mental illness also

Rediff.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 costs

No-claim bonus can impact mediclaim costs

Rediff.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 face

Save or splurge? The dilemma millennials face

Rediff.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 this

Buying life insurance? Please read this

Rediff.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 lakh

Forget stocks, MFs. Become a PE investor for just Rs 25 lakh

Rediff.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'T

Using a relative's ATM card? DON'T

Rediff.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?

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 this

Planning to buy an e-car? Do read this

Rediff.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?

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 computer

How crypto mining can hijack your computer

Rediff.com30 May 2018

Install blockers to prevent falling prey to cryptojacking.

Why go abroad to study?

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?

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 policy

Buying health insurance? Honesty is the best policy

Rediff.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 vacations

Pack your bags, get set, go! 2018's most epic vacations

Rediff.com5 May 2018

From yacht cruise to jet skiing, get a taste of adventure this summer.

Smart tips to take care of high medical bills

Smart tips to take care of high medical bills

Rediff.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?

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?

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 holiday

How to get the best deals on your summer holiday

Rediff.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?

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 portfolio

Play safe in 2018: Add gold to your portfolio

Rediff.com12 Mar 2018

Investors should allocate 10 to 15 per cent in their portfolios to gold through sovereign gold bonds.