The latest buzz across the nation has been about two giant game-changers. One, the Digital India campaign and two, the plausible rate cut across small savings schemes. While the former has hit an ecstatic chord with the masses, the latter is perplexing people about what the possible repercussions of this move could be.
It was raining money in the streets of Kuwait earlier this year. Don’t we all wish that we’d been driving by at this wonderful time (so much better than the raining spiders in Australia). Unfortunately, while you keep wishing for raining money, you need to make sure that you’re prepared, just in case. The best… Read More »
Ever noticed the gleam in the eyes of jugglers who perform at circuses or talent shows, juggling hoops, flaming torches and knives with aplomb? Well, Krishna Prasad was one such juggler. Only, he juggled investments. Smart investment decisions require you to have patience and an eye for details – not unlike those circus performers. Such investors… Read More »
Amitabh Bachchan might be in trouble for endorsing Maggi, but we still trust him. After all, he asked us to get checked for TB, made sure every kid got Polio drops and told us to have Chyavanprash every day. These might not have been our favorite activities, but we still trust the Big B. He’s… Read More »
No matter how savvy an investor you are, a little certainty of returns from the investment portfolio adds to your comfort. If equities give wings to your portfolio, fixed income instruments offer stability and certainty. Therefore, it is important to have a right mix of debt and fixed income investment options in your portfolio. Prateek… Read More »
Everyone likes a little extra in life. Be it a free topping on your favorite pizza or some extra stash of cash apart from your regular earnings. In today’s inflation-oriented world, where prices of just about everything is sky rocketing, the more one can earn the better it is. It is no surprise that families… Read More »
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 accounts department telling him that he would receive only 40% of… Read More »
PPF is a typical savings tool but one has to invest for the long term. This means that there is an asset class mismatch. But on the convenience side, the fund scores pretty high for the flexibility that it offers. There are additional unique advantages in the form of wealth tax and insolvency benefits from… Read More »