Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Insurance trap: How to see through agents' deceit

Insurance trap: How to see through agents' deceit
Insurance agents are using all kinds of baits to trap investors. Here's how to see through the subterfuge.
Bond yields: How interest rates impact your PF & savings
Most people are both investors and borrowers. While high bond yields might benefit investors, the high interest rates will hurt them as borrowers.
Nine reasons for getting a tax notice
Avoid these mistakes if you don’t want a notice from the tax department, says Sudhir Kaushik.
Are defensive stocks still reliable?
Though the attention is likely to shift to the beaten down segments that are recovering, don’t let go of the defensives completely.
Should you invest in firms that pay high taxes?
A flat advance tax outgo in the first half of 2013-14 hints at a muted performance in the second half.
Quote of the week
Sentiment is bearish, but some countries are accumulating gold, notably China. Prices are probably bottoming out
Marc Faber Author
Inaction and a low investible surplus would dent the Sharmas' retirement plans

Family Finances

Given that the Sharmas are running short of their targets, they must seek a rise in income as soon as possible.
How banks can improve third-party product distribution

Financial Planning

Banks need to put in place processes and safeguards that allow them to sell third party products without making profits at the customer’s expense, says Uma Shashikant.
How Sriram Manoharan’s Contus became Rs 5 crore web venture

Money-making venture

In February 2008, he quit his well-paying job and convinced four friends to invest around Rs 5 lakh each in his dream venture.
Esha Media Research: How R S Iyer made it into a Rs 22 crore news monitoring agency


Despite no entrepreneurial leanings, R S Iyer ventured into an unknown field, and has spun Esha Media Research into India's leading news monitoring agency.

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Find out how much you will have on retirement with different combinations of savings, percentage returns, time to go and tax rate.
While Apple’s new flagship boasts better performance, a great camera, a fingerprint reader, it has a hefty price tag starting at Rs 53,500.
In the next part of the series on calculations to simplify your financial life, find out the time needed to meet a goal for varying investment amounts.
'If you ride with the interest rate cycles, there is very little chance of a negative experience in fixed income,' says Nandkumar Surti.
The second largest country in the world has a lot to offer, from wildlife and natural wonders to cityscapes, to the discerning traveller.
Secondary volume continues to be robust for Marico, with Parachute, Saffola and other oils growing at 7 per cent, 9 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.
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