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PF account holders to soon receive universal numbers

Once a UAN is allotted to an employee, he or she need not go through his or her employer to provide details to EPFO, unlike now

No proposal to hike EPFO interest rates: Vishnu Deo Sai

EPFO provided 8.75% interest rate for 2013-14, which was an increase from 8.50% rate provided pfin 2012-13

PF chief wants policy on inoperative accounts

EPFO had Rs 26,497 crore in "inoperative accounts" as of March 2013

EPFO begins urgent work to increase salary cap hike

FM had announced in the budget that mployee earning upto Rs 15,000 per month will mandatory maintain an EPF account

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Case study

Business Standard analyses one family's finances and suggests a way forward

Credit cards: Keep tabs on your spending

Though the bank will set a credit limit, first-time users should set a lower target

Gold saving schemes to offer lower returns

Experts suggest bank deposits or exchange-traded funds over these

No visa if no valid reason to travel

Many countries are taking steps to ease processing. However, travellers should have a justifiable reason for the visit and their finances should ...

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MNC funds a good option

Going by 5-yr returns, one can allocate 10-15% to pure schemes or go for a large-cap fund with exposure to these stocks

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Budget clarifies, plugs loopholes in tax regime

There are clarificatory amendments in this Budget, especially pertaining to real estate transactions, which should be kept in mind

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Give new declaration for lower tax deduction

After Budget move on income tax, employers will recalculate your liability once the Finance Bill is passed

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Infrastructure gets a Budget boost
Devangshu Datta

The shares could continue to see outperformance if the Budget assumptions are proved correct

Hospitality sector should outperform broader indices
Devangshu Datta

The Union Budget's focus on tourism could give a fillip to share prices of listed hotels and tour operators

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5 rules to help you invest for the long term

Being a long term investor is also not an easy task, as for long term things might be not in your favour

10 tips for financial freedom

Financial freedom is directly linked to wealth creation, and cannot be achieved without elaborate planning, first to reach the goal of being ...

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