Costs of breaking your financial commitments

August 20, 2013    

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Kripananda Chidambaram of fintotal.com explains the consequences of breaking your financial commitments. The norms of having minimum balance in savings account should be followed, the author emphasizes.

5 smart ways to save money on smartphones

July 17, 2013    

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Be aware of the marketing gimmicks and ensure you do not become financially un-smart here. | 5 smart ways to save money on smartphones

Can I start an SIP at the current market levels?

July 8, 2013    

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The answer undoubtedly, is a big yes! Fundamentally starting SIP should be independent of existing market levels. Meaning, whether the Sensex is 11,000 or 25,000 it does not matter if you are...

Find out: The best time to start an SIP investment

July 1, 2013    

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Investors are often wait for the right time to start an SIP investment. Fundamentally starting SIP should be independent of existing market levels. It should not matter if the Sensex is at 11,000 or 25,000. Read this space to know why market levels do not matter in SIP?

11 SIMPLE tips to SAVE money

June 27, 2013    

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A dummy's guide to help you become rich. Simple, but effective. | 11 SIMPLE tips to SAVE money

Rupee depreciation: Who wins, who loses?

June 19, 2013    

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If I had one dollar with me 2 years back, and converted them into rupees then I could have got around Rs 45. If I had one dollar last year, I could have got around Rs 55 if I had converted it then.

Study Abroad: How a falling rupee hurts Indian students

June 18, 2013    

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With the Indian rupee falling almost 7 per cent against the US dollar since January 2013, Indian students in universities abroad or those planning to go abroad this year will have to increase their budget by at least 10 per cent compared to what it would have been late last year. | Study Abroad: How a falling rupee hurts Indian students

What is the noise about rupee depreciation?

June 17, 2013    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

ETFs or Index Funds - Which one suits you the best?

June 5, 2013    

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Although Index mutual funds and Exchange traded funds looks similar but they in real term they differ in various aspect. Financial expert Kripananda Chidambaram explains each instrument and its working meticulously. Read this space to know which one between the two suits you the best.

How your Employee Provident Fund benefits YOU

May 29, 2013    

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Did you know that your EPF contribution also goes towards insuring you, giving you and your spouse a pension apart from giving you a lump sum amount after retirement? | How your Employee Provident Fund benefits YOU

Top 5 life insurance myths

May 14, 2013    

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Though very popular, these harm the policyholder's long-term insurance objectives | Top 5 life insurance myths

How to WIN the mutual fund game

May 7, 2013    

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Invest money to meet your goals, not to meet the salesperson's targets | How to WIN the mutual fund game

Which date to choose for equity mutual fund SIP?

May 6, 2013    

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Many a time investors come to us asking which is the right date for SIP investment. They also want to know whether splitting SIPs into two dates make any difference to their returns. Read this space to know the appropriate date to choose for SIP investment.

Mutual funds or Real estate, which is better?

April 11, 2013    

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Many of us are very comfortable with real estate as an asset class. Most of us believe it to be less risky and think the return is highest and unmatched by any other asset class. But think again; have you consider mutual funds as an asset generating superior returns? Read this space to know MFs can prove be a better investment that real estate.

Chat: Last minute tax-saving tips

March 20, 2013    

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Do you find yourself in a situation where there are just a few days left before the deadline of submission of tax documents?

How many MF schemes should one have in a portfolio?

March 19, 2013    

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When it comes to investing in mutual fund, people tend to get swayed and invest in large number of scheme with the presumption ‘more the merrier’. On the contrary, more funds might eat up your prospective returns. Financial Advisor Kripananda Chidambaram, guides us on creating right mutual fund portfolio.

Investing in Gold: Here are some recommended methods

March 13, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/gold/investinggold-heresome-recommended-methods

You can invest in gold through E-Gold, Gold mutual funds, Gold ETFs or gold bars and coins. Not to forget, many Indians buy gold jewelry that they will never use considering them as investment. Each of these has their own merits and demerits.

Union Budget: A Beginner`s Perspective

March 6, 2013    

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A budget by definition is a list of all planned incomes and expenses of an entity. The Union Budget refers to the budget of government of India.

10 Commandments of Budget '13: A Funny Take

March 4, 2013    

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The yearly budget has always been very complicated 'jigsawique' for a common man. What he would only like to know how is whether it has affected his earnings a…

Chat: Last minute tax-saving tips

February 27, 2013    

http://www.rediff.com/money/2013/feb/27budget-tax-chat-with-k-chidambaram.html

Do you find yourself in a situation where there are just a few days left before the deadline of submission of tax documents?

Discussion:Expectations of Start ups from Budget 2013. Or just a dream?

February 27, 2013    

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THE budget is tomorrow. Everyone will be listening to Mr. Chidambaram for next few days and analyzing how its going to effect them personally and professional…

Union Budget 2013: What will make Start-ups Happy?

February 21, 2013    

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Union Budget 2013-14 is upon us and startup entrepreneurs have lot of expectations from it. Here are some of the things that will make startups and entrepreneurs happy!

Budget 2013-14: Govt needs to boost entrepreneurship for SMEs

February 21, 2013    

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The days are closing in for the Union budget 2013 and the finance minister must be doing his best to reach out to all sections of the economy. The government will have a political agenda to fulfill as well...

Last minute tax tips? Read this!

February 20, 2013    

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During an hour-long chat with rediff.com on Tuesday, Kripananda Chidambaram, director, Fintotal.com, offered some valuable tips. | Last minute tax tips? Read this!

TaxChat: Last minute Tax-Saving Tips

February 19, 2013    

http://www.rediff.com/money/2013/feb/19budget-tax-chat-with-k-chidambaram.html

Do you find yourself in a situation where there are just a few days left before the deadline of submission of tax documents?

Preparing for uncertainties

February 16, 2013    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Mediclaim: What you should know before you buy

February 15, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/health-insurance/mediclaim-what-you-should-know

Medical insurance has come a long way from the simple Mediclaim policy that people used to earlier take primarily for tax benefits. Even from the same insurance company, there are different types of medical policies, offering different features and benefits...

Motor insurance for dummies

February 13, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/auto-insurance/motor-insurance-for-dummies_8231

A vehicle is a valuable possession for its owner. Motor insurance is mandatory by law so every car or bike owner must have a motor insurance. But not all are aware about its features, what is actually covered and what is not...

Knowing what to select: Dividend option or Growth option

February 12, 2013    

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There are lot of mutual fund investors who are not yet familiar with growth option and dividend option. From investment point of view, it becomes very imperative to understand the implication of which option you are choosing. Selecting the right option is as important as selecting the mutual itself, reckons Kripananda Chidambaram..

A Bewildering Range of Medical Insurance Options - How to choose?

February 7, 2013    

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Medical insurance has come a long way from the simple Mediclaim policy that people used to earlier take primarily for tax benefits. Even from the same insu

Understanding RBI action and its implication

February 1, 2013    

http://www.smartinvestor.in/market/Features-154807-Featuresdet-Understanding_RBI

Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

NRI Investment Guide on Mutual Funds

January 30, 2013    

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One Simple and Effective Method to Create Wealth

January 28, 2013    

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One Simple and Effective Method to Create Wealth

Gold as an Investment Avenue

January 25, 2013    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Why do Indians buy so much gold jewelry?

January 25, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/gold/why-do-indians-buy-so-much-gold-jewelry_81

India is the largest consumer of gold in the world. India’s love affair with gold has been since ages. Roughly 700 tonnes or about 33% of the total gold mined in the world is consumed in India. That makes India the largest importer of gold...

Special:Why is gold a bit anti-India?

January 25, 2013    

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Roughly, 700 tonnes or about 33 per cent of the total gold mined in the world is consumed in India. | Why is gold a bit anti-India?

Why gold is a bit anti-India?

January 24, 2013    

http://www.goodreturns.in/personal-finance/investment/2013/01/why-gold-is-bit-an

India is the largest consumer of gold in the world. India's love affair with gold has been since ages. Roughly 700 tonnes or about 33% of the total gold m

A last minute tax planning guide for salaried employees (Part 2)

January 18, 2013    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

A last minute guide - Tax planning for salaried employees

January 16, 2013    

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Tax planning: Here is a complete guide for salaried employees

January 16, 2013    

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Most of the salaried employees might have received a reminder from the HR for submission of proofs of tax saving investments. Are you worried that you have

Salaried employees: A complete guide to tax planning

January 16, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/tax-columns/salaried-employees-a-complete-guide

Most of the salaried employees might have received a reminder from the HR for submission of proofs of tax saving investments...

A last minute tax planning guide for salaried employees (Part 1)

January 16, 2013    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Last minute tax planning: A complete guide

January 16, 2013    

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Broadly, there are three ways toensure that you pay optimal tax; Claiming tax free income, incidental actions that bring tax benefits and finally investing/saving for tax benefits. | Last minute tax planning: A complete guide

Last minute tax planning? Go for ELSS

January 9, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/tax-columns/last-minute-tax-planning-go-for-els

Time must have come for employees to submit the proof of investments to HR for tax benefit claims...

NRIs should look beyond real estate,NRI investment alternative | NRI street

January 8, 2013    

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NRIs should look beyond real estate,NRI investment alternative | NRI street

Direct Plan from mutual funds - Good or bad?

January 3, 2013    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/mf-experts/direct-planmutual-funds-good-or-bad_

There has been a lot of discussion around the launch of Direct plan of mutual fund schemes. Many are hailing SEBI's decision and few are complaining about it. Read this space to understand the concept of 'Direct Plan' and know the impact of the same on investors...

Understanding growth option and dividend option in Mutual funds

December 28, 2012    

http://www.goodreturns.in/personal-finance/investment/2012/12/understanding-grow

I come across lot of mutual fund investors who are not yet familiar with growth option and dividend option. Let us understand them.We have noticed same mut

Lost money in shares! At least gain some at taxes -

December 26, 2012    

http://trak.in/info/1516-lost-money-shares-tax-gains/

The markets have been so erratic and short-term investors have really felt the brunt of it. Equity is supposed to be for long term but in case you did the other wise, i.e. one among those who tried to play the market and lost money, you need to understand the tax implication on them. The [...]

A complete guide for NRIs investing in Mutual Funds

December 24, 2012    

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Traditionally, NRIs have been more comfortable investing in real estate in India. Real estate investment gave returns in the country at an average of about 14-17% in this decade...

Web Special:Ideal number of items to have in your Portfolio

December 20, 2012    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Earning more income does not necessarily make you wealthy!

December 19, 2012    

http://www.goodreturns.in/personal-finance/investment/2012/12/earning-more-incom

Are you confused reading the title? Wondering where is the conflict in the statement? You may argue; both income and wealth is same. But that is not the

Do's and Don'ts of Mutual funds

December 19, 2012    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/mf-experts/dosdontsmutual-funds_796006.html

Investing in mutual funds is a good habit. The best benefit of mutual funds is that they allow diversification of investment at a lesser cost than could be possible for you as an individual investor...

Being a tax efficient entrepreneur

December 17, 2012    

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I want Rs 50 lacs at the end of 10 years; I can spare only Rs 15,000 every month. Can it be done?

December 16, 2012    

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This is one of the queries I recently got at one of my workshops. Obviously this did not have a straight answer and hence I told him I shall revert by email

Web Exclusive: The Right Investment Mix

December 12, 2012    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Understanding Asset Allocation and Diversification

November 29, 2012    

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Market News from one of the most comprehensive financial news networks in India, it provides daily insight of the stock market, industry news, business news, economy news, loans & credit card news.

Beware of bank relationship managers!

November 22, 2012    

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Kindly note this is a guest post! Have you ever been coerced by bank relationship managers to buy an Insurance policy or any other investment products? If it

5 Mutual Funds Myths You Should Be Aware Of!!!

October 5, 2012    

http://www.gettingmoneywise.com/2012/10/5-mutual-funds-myths-you-should-be-aware

While mutual funds are considered a safe haven for not-so-savvy investors, they have their share of their myths. We earlier discussed some of the mutual fund

How well is your money doing

September 6, 2010    

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A performance evaluation is very hard to find in any of the investment documents whether it be your mutual fund or insurance statement, or your demat account statements. Here is a simple way to measure your returns...

How to secure your child's future?

June 4, 2009    

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/mf-experts/how-to-secure-your-childs-future_391

The initial celebrations on the arrival of a child gradually leads to a sober reflection on how best to ensure his / her comfortable upbringing and education. Investment advisor Ramganesh Iyer addresses the finance aspect of this concern...

Why investing and vacationing are similar

August 30, 2007    

http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/aug/30perfin.htm

Personal finance advice from Ramganesh Iyer, PARK Financial.