Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to be a successful freelancer

How to be a successful freelancer
Finding work is perhaps the toughest part for a freelancer. He has to knock on several doors and spend time, money and energy trying to get work.
3 ways to deal with difficult co-workers
Here are the three approaches that can help you make the best of a bad situation.
Silver is down, should you invest in it now?
Even as gold’s poor run may continue, silver could fare better due to a rise in industrial demand.
Five tips to reduce auto insurance premium
Installing safety features in your car and forgoing small claims are among the several ways in which you can cut down on your annual premium.
Your financial diet: Is it well-balanced?
Just as you need different types of food to remain healthy, your portfolio also requires a rounded exposure to all asset classes.
Quote of the week
"If banks charge a reasonable fees on ATM transactions, the Reserve Bank of India will have no objections."
K C Chakrabarty Deputy Governor
High savings rate to ease financial targets of the Iyers

Family Finances

Despite bingeing on insurance policies, the Iyers will have no finanical worries since they are diligent savers and have simple goals.
Is self-regulation viable for financial advisers?

Financial Planning

Those who advise investors to buy or distribute it to them are primarily compensated by producers. This introduces an inherent conflict of interest.
Akshay Agarwal's sharp rise via the software route

Money-making venture

Starting at the age of 19, Akshay Agarwal has built a Rs 5 crore venture, with product development as its core.
Ajay Agarwal's Maxx Mobile is a multi-crore brand in a decade


I started in 2002 by stamping my firm’s brand name on imported mobile phone batteries and selling them to local traders at cut-throat rates : Ajjay Agarwal

Financial Calculators

Plan your car
Plan your car
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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.
"Corporate growth has already bottomed out and we have seen the worst," Andrade said.
The quarterly results for the December quarter are expected to be a mixed bag.
While stocks hitting the FII limit can impact a company’s shares, the raising of ceiling by many firms is good news for investors.
DTP is a facility, which enables investing the dividend of one scheme in the units of another. It is similar to the dividend reinvestment facility.
The depository participants can offer this optionâ€"similar to the Internet banking facility for fundsâ€"to their clients.
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