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11 common regrets of new home owners

If we poll any given group of unhappy property buyers, a remarkably consistent list of complaints emerges. Here are a few of them

Sukanya Samriddhi to earn at 9.2% interest, PPF 8.7% for FY16

Rate for senior citizens savings scheme has been enhanced to 9.3%

Salaries to beat inflation in next 5 years

According to Towers Watson-CII Industry Opinions study top managers to corner the major chunk

Should you buy mid-cap and small-cap stocks?

One needs to be cautious despite the uptick seen on Monday as the real test of the rally in this segment will be the upcoming result season, ...

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Case study

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

Managing your ailing parents' portfolio

Start by creating a power of attorney and prepare a proper will to ensure a smooth financial transition

Reclaim your inoperative EPFO a/c money

Claim the money before it is shifted to the senior citizen fund. The process takes almost a month

PSUs cheaper, private sector banks score on service

For those who use basic services and visit the branch often, there isn't a big difference between the two

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Don't overdo debt

While the Budget gives more opportunity to invest in instruments here, don't go overboard. Maintain a balance between debt and equity, ...

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Life Insurance: Amitabh Chaudhry

My insurance policy lapsed last year due to non-payment of premiums. When I tried to renew, my agent asked me to undergo the medical tests. ...

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The cost of filing belated tax returns

Returns for income earned till FY12-13 can be filed till March 31. But you might have to cough up a penalty and pay interest on the tax ...

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High time for India to have a fair credit reporting law

About a decade ago, the retail lending boom that had taken off in the first few years of this century was reeling under bad debts. Anyone ...

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Pragmatic rules of investment

Develop a special familiarity with an investment play you are comfortable with

A roller-coaster ride for investors

While a speedy e-auction has raised valuations of coal allottees, the long timelines will sink in later

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Five things you wanted to know about the RuPay card

Recent developments saw Government passing on instructions to state owned banks to issue RuPay debit cards to their customers

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