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March 31, 2006

Want to retire rich? Start early
Not only does it pay to start early when you are planning for retirement, delaying the same can cost you dear!

March 30, 2006

How insurance helps you retire happily
There are various insurance policies that help individuals plan for retirement.

Mediclaim: A must for retirement
Simply put, medical insurance -- or 'Mediclaim' -- helps an individual cover the unforeseen expenses incurred due to injury/hospitalisation.

March 29, 2006

Senior Citizens' Savings Scheme altered
Depositors have been permitted to transfer their Senior Citizen Savings account from one bank/post office to another, even if there is no change in residence.

Planning to retire? Buy mutual funds
Mutual funds and retirement planning have enough points in common to make them perfect for each other.

All about Sundaram Rural India Fund
The primary investment objective of the scheme is to generate consistent long-term returns by investing predominantly in equity & equity related instruments of "companies that are focusing on Rural India".

March 28, 2006

Retiring? Look beyond EPF, PPF
Investors must explore alternate avenues like mutual funds and pension plans for building a retirement corpus.

March 27, 2006

Fixed maturity plans rule the roost
With bond yields on a surge, asset management companies are taking this opportunity to launch FMP (fixed maturity plans) with very attractive yiel

How to plan for a wealthy retirement
Here's a case study to understand how you can start planning for your retirement. But for your own personalised retirement plan, you will need a financial planner.

Buying ULIPs? Read this first
Individuals therefore need to bear in mind that a ULIP needs to be evaluated on various parameters before zeroing in on a particular life insurance company.

March 25, 2006

What are NFOs? Should you invest in them?
Investors must put more emphasis on the fund house's investment style, the processes it follows and performance of like-natured schemes, before making an investment decision.

March 24, 2006

All about Templeton India Equity Income Fund
Powered by its investment style and a unique diversification edge, the fund can add value to the investor's portfolio.

Mutual funds are your best bet!
Despite being in the midst of a seemingly endless rally, mutual funds can offer investors many advantages and continue to be the retail investor's best bet.

Stocks can help you retire at ease!
Adequate and careful investing in stocks is one way to achieve the goal of happy and comfortable retired life, although it comes with some extra risk.

March 23, 2006

Retired? Some GREAT investment plans
If you are already retired, what you really need is a retirement solution. Read onů

March 22, 2006

What you MUST know about insurance
Remember, no widow ever complained that her husband had too much insurance.

March 20, 2006

How to lose money in IPOs
As many as seven IPOs flip-flopped on the day of listing, and the other 11 lost ground in the course of time.

March 16, 2006

What NRIs should invest in
NRIs should work at building a portfolio that includes both open-ended Indian equity funds as well as MSIIF.

March 13, 2006

Follow FIIs, and mint money!
Getting fabulous returns from the equity markets has never been this easy.

March 10, 2006

Don't fall for the dividend bait
Investors are drawn towards these schemes by the prospect of earning an instant return

March 09, 2006

Are ULIPs really expensive?
ULIPs work very similar to a mutual fund with a life cover thrown in

March 06, 2006

UTI-Contra Fund launched
UTI Mutual Fund on Monday announced the launch of a new scheme, UTI-Contra Fund, which aims at providing long-term capital appreciation/dividend distribution through investments in listed equities and equity-related instruments.

How best to invest your money
Mutual funds continue to be the best place to park your money for the short, medium and long term, considering the benefits of diversifications and tax-efficiency.


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