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Mutual funds What, How & Why

These days buying ten shares of any blue chip company will cost you quite a bit. But is it possible for every one of us to own a share of blue chip companies (e.g.: Infosys) considering the high price tag? The simplest thing to do is, of course,
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Mutual Fund FAQs

Greed, Hope, Fear – these three emotions largely drive an individual’s investment decisions. Our fight is with these emotions & not with their intellect. - Nick Murray Most retail investors do not have the time, expertise or
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Fixed Income Securities

The world of G-sec’s, money market instruments and Bond markets cab be very esoteric. This article explains all and opens up and avenue of investments for superior to bank Fixed Deposits.   Constant fall in interest rates have
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A Comprehensive Ready Reckoner for Tax Planning

This time of the year, the focus for a majority of us, the earning class or those in business, is on tax planning or to be precise saving on tax. This ready reckoner has been put together with that express purpose. The table format has been adopted
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Tax Savings Investments

Income Tax is payable by every citizen of India when his/her annual income exceeds the prescribed limit.   However one can reduce the tax liability through tax planning. Tax planning envisages arranging the financial income &
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The right investment mix for middle aged professionals (35 – 40) years

You could say I had a hidden motive in choosing the topic for this article. I am 42 and feel that these group of people, popularly known as middle-aged, are an unique set of people with their own issues and approach. It is also true that around this
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The Journey of Life The Road ahead

The New Year is upon us and this is as good a time as any to look at how much we have achieved and how much we have gained or lost in 2002. It is also a good time to explore what we can do better in the coming year. Enthusiasm for self-improvement
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The B.O.S. of Success

Do you want to be successful?  Who does not? However defining success is another matter. To some, success might lie in the eyes of the world like Rahul Dravid scoring a double century, to someone else it could be personal success, a
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Taxation of Compensation An overview

Do you know why any new taxes hurts the salaried class more than any segment of taxpayers, particularly in India? This primarily happens because there is hardly any scope for keeping any income paid by the employer out of the ambit of taxation
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Crisis, A Cry for Something better?

This is the story about a young man about whom I read recently. This young man was crest fallen, depressed and an expanse of emptiness lay in front of him. It was but natural for him to be in this state, for he had just watched his dream get