Don't get swayed by the euphoria

Not all good performing funds will be able to sustain returns for long. So, select the right mix of funds

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Gold purchases can wait

26 Aug 2014

Unlike earlier years, buying it closer to the festival season can be cheaper

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Don't do systematic investment in short-term debt funds

25 Aug 2014

This works only for longer-tenured ones such as income funds, as the element of interest rate risk is reduced

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Mutual funds get costlier

25 Aug 2014

Charges of many schemes have gone up by a good 50-75 bps. This will hurt returns of investors significantly over the long run

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40 Years Ago... and now: From 70% to 30% peak I-T rate

25 Aug 2014

For those of you who think the 30 per cent peak income tax rate along with an education cess of three per cent is way too high, ...

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Should you try different index ETFs?

25 Aug 2014

These are cheaper, less risky than managed funds; for related reasons, returns might be lower. We look at both sides

Borrowers switch banks when offered additional loan

25 Aug 2014

Consumers would not like to change their current situation even when it is clearly beneficial for them and when it costs them ...

Seeing consistent price appreciation

25 Aug 2014

Rajaji Nagar is a residential hub in the north-west of Bangalore, situated close to the established areas of Yeswanthpur and ...

Banking: Prashant Joshi

25 Aug 2014

If I put money in a tax-saving fixed deposit, is the entire amount (principal and interest) exempt from tax? By the Income Tax ...

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Case study

25 Aug 2014

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

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Enjoy a tax advantage with arbitrage funds

23 Aug 2014

They are a good substitute for income funds over periods of one to three years

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Go for systematic withdrawals from debt funds

21 Aug 2014

Only the capital gains part of the withdrawals will be taxable, not the entire amount

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A cheaper option for purchases, with riders

20 Aug 2014

ICICI Bank's new offer is for those with savings in fixed deposits but no immediate liquidity

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Japanese fund should be second choice

19 Aug 2014

Start with US ones and have 10-15% exposure to global ones

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M&M offers professional valuation of used cars

19 Aug 2014

Promoted by M&M, Autoinspekt, a cloud-based vehicle inspection platform, is emerging as a critical tool for used car buyers ...

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Paying to use your own money?

18 Aug 2014

Opt for net banking for balance enquiries and use debit card for making payments as far as possible

Avoid parental guidance on some financial habits

17 Aug 2014

Investing and saving have to be much more aggressive now, but do learn to live within a budget

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Digitising insurance policies is free for customers

17 Aug 2014

Insurance company will bear the cost of digitising. It will in turn benefit from lower expenses on servicing policies

Weed out non-performing funds

17 Aug 2014

While returns are the key factor, one may also remove funds by viewing the outlook and avoiding duplication

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