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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

personal finance


What the numbers show: Adding ELSS to your tax-saving investments is a good idea

January 10, 2020 2:09 pm

In 2019, tax-saving mutual fund schemes performed better than crowd favourites like PPF. It’s a good time to consider including them in your portfolio.

Personal Finance: ‘22 million seek credit each month; 70% drop out due to complexities’

December 12, 2019 5:17 am

Cibil’s research revealed that 70 per cent of credit applicants dropped mid-way through the application process due to reasons like long application times, too many fields requiring information, requirement for a branch visit or sending paperwork through the post.

Why tracking your credit score has become more important than ever

October 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Banks are linking loan interest rates to the credit profiles of customers, meaning late payments can hurt you.

Now you can buy health insurance policies that also cover mental health

July 17, 2019 3:49 pm

With the aim of making mental healthcare available to all, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), in its exposure draft issued last year, asked mental illnesses to be included in all regular health insurance coverage.

Travelling abroad? Why it's a good idea to get travel insurance

June 19, 2019 2:10 pm

Unfamiliar cultures, sights and sounds can make for a memorable travel experience, but it is also important to consider the risks associated.  Travel insurance can help in a range of scenarios.

The health insurance plan provided by your office may not be enough

April 22, 2019 1:56 pm

If you want to tick all the boxes when it comes to health insurance, you may find your office-provided policy wanting in certain critical areas

Some smart strategies to kickstart the new financial year

April 08, 2019 3:35 pm

Some pointers so that you’re in a better position to make important and informed financial decisions.

ELSS, NPS, insurance: Returns and risks of different tax saving options

April 08, 2019 3:35 pm

Here’s a ready reckoner of sorts on some of the prominent 80C tax-saving investment options to help you make informed financial decisions and avoid costly mistakes.

Four last-minute tax saving mistakes you should avoid making

March 18, 2019 2:31 pm

In an attempt to reduce your tax liability at the eleventh hour, steer clear of decisions that can cause you to suffer irrevocable financial losses.