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6 ways to elude health insurance scams

Are you over 60? Or know someone over 60? Chances are there is a savvy scammer lurking in the shadows, plotting to make off with your or your loved ones’ hard-earned money. And steal your dentures while at it. Health insurance scams involving senior...


How to put the ‘i’ back into retirement planning

Oh, that blissful yet nerve-wracking word – Retirement! A picture of serene, idle days with as much time on your hands as you have always dreamt of; but also that scary thought of having as little regular income as we do not even wish...


6 myths about life insurance busted!

In all likelihood, you’ve heard all about why life insurance is important. But. something stops you from going ahead and buying it. It’s that little red devil on your shoulder that tugs at your ear, that weighs you down with the usual falsehoods surrounding life insurance,...



Budget 2015 puts the shine back on gold

Gold is said to be made in Supernovas. With such a bright origin, it’s no surprise that our affinity to gold has held strong through the ages, right up there with war, good food and good times. Gold, since days of yore, has been...




3 easy ways to beat the tax deadline

Some habits die hard. One such habit is jumping out of your seat when you get a rude shock. Jeevan, a senior editor with a media group, did just that – jump out of his seat – when he received a call from the...


The nuts and bolts of Microfinance

In both developed and developing economies, penetration of credit facilities into the rural and semi urban set up continues to be an uphill task for government, local and social organisations. In a populous and diverse country like India, where about 69% of the population...


Credit checks: How to lose a job

  Slap your back, treat yourself to a sinful sauna session and scrape all those photo-bombed selfies from your Facebook page. That fairy-tale job you’ve been pursuing doggedly is now yours. The interview rounds are done and you’ve been asked to submit the necessary...