Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Are your financial goals realistic & within reach?

Are your financial goals realistic & within reach?
Flawed assumptions and unrealistic projections can jeopardise your financial planning. Here's how to ensure that your goals are within reach.
Planning for retirement: Should investors fear inflation?
The impact of inflation differs across individuals depending on their consumption pattern.
Common mistakes people make while setting financial goals
Here is a list of some common mistakes that people make while setting their financial goals.
How to match investments according to your financial goals
The choice of investment should depend on the nature of the Goal and the time available to achieve it. Here are a few common Goals and the investments you should opt for.
Should you invest in tax-free bonds or prepay home loan?
The returns from tax-free bonds are much higher compared to the effective cost of a home loan for investors in the higher tax brackets.
Quote of the week
"Dividend payments by PSUs will not be less than last year̢۪s. In no case will we accept dividend less than last year's."
P Chidambram Union Finance Minister
Managing finances: Early start, high surplus make for an easy journey

Family Finances

The Baraskars stayed away from equities, but given their high savings rate & long-term nature of their goals, they must make use of this asset class to reach their financial targets.
Ensure your finances work as you ease into retirement years

Financial Planning

Many people, who belong to the happy generation that worked in the post-1991 era, are financially well-placed but unsure about financial planning.
How four 19-year olds started Foxymoron from Rs 64000

Money-making venture

They began by becoming service providers, handling everything from data entry jobs to providing content for websites.
How Umesh Rao started Vector Projects, a venture now worth Rs 250 crore


After working as a civil engineer for 17 years, Umesh Rao started Vector Projects, a one-stop shop offering interior architectural designs for commercial projects, now a Rs 250 crore venture

Financial Calculators

Plan your car
Plan your car
Car cart!
Use this calculator to find out if it is worthwhile to shift your home loan to another bank? Just enter the data and click next. It's that easy.
Home Loan Refinance
Home Loan Refinance
Should you refinance your home loan?
Find out how much you will have on retirement with different combinations of savings, percentage returns, time to go and tax rate.
In recent months, stocks of Infosys, TCS, Hexaware, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra and Wipro have risen on the back of a strong recovery in the IT sector.
In the second part of a series on calculations to simplify your financial life, find out how to operate the MS Excel to calculate your EMIs.
Aseem Dhru shares his expectation from the Q2 results, prospects of an economic rebound, and talks about the sectors he is bullish on currently.
It is tough for claimants to take the money after the death of the pensioner. The nominee must notify the bank about death of the account holder.
Here are some pointers that must be known about the financial inclusion for domestic staff.
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