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Taking a home loan? Ask these 5 questions!

Are you approaching your bank for a home loan smartly? Or are you like a needy person waiting for their help and mercy? In the previous decade many used to queue up at the desks of bank managers for their mercy to get home...


Tips to save – Attention brand addicts!

A good friend of mine is a brandholic. He never thinks of anything other than a Puma or Nike shoes, a UCB, Rayban…the list goes as he says quality matters more. He might be right, but with the whopping prices of ‘branded items’, a...


5 tips for buying a home!

Do you think buying a house is easy now with lots of options available? If so, you are wrong. Buying a property can be one of the most stressful activities of a life time due to the many factors that you have to be...


Shopping? 5 ways to avoid bank charges!

When the term ‘bank charges’ comes to mind, an awful image of dwindling money bundles appears with it. Thanks to the new banking regulations, there is a hike in everything; account maintenance fee, excess withdrawal charges as well as minimum balance penalties. The result?...


Six ways to curb impulsive shopping!

How often have you walked into a mall or a supermarket to buy some essentials like groceries and came out with a cart full of some unnecessary stuff? I can hear many ‘yes’ to this question. It happens with all of us. Or it...


The secrets of thrifty shopping revealed!

  The Golden rule of 3: Among the shoppers’ community, there is this well known universal rule that if a thing could be used in 3 different ways then it is worth buying. Likewise, if you think whatever stuff you are buying could be used...


Cards in your wallet – The risk quotient!

As per a recent study conducted to overlook the global fraud in the card industry, almost one in every four consumers polled was a victim of card fraud at some point or the other. The statistics revealed that India had the second highest debit...



Top 10 reasons for a credit card decline!

  Credit card companies and banks issue credit cards to their clients after doing a complete background check to ensure the card holder can regularly repay the money that is used through the credit cards. While credit cards are a great financial tool in...


Clean up your portfolio!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently kick started the ‘Clean India’ Campaign amidst great fanfare and a lot of celebrities along with ordinary citizens took part in the campaign. While it is essential to keep our surroundings clean have we ever given a thought about...