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How much should I save for a peaceful retirement?   Research Desk |  Oct 31, 2014
You may think that Rs 50 lakh or Rs 1 crore is enough to retire on, but with the relentless price rise, will it be enough for 25 or 30 years?

Can I have Some Trading Tips on These Two Stocks?   Research Desk |  Oct 30, 2014
I've been holding these two stocks, waiting to get 10 per cent returns. How long should I wait?

Switch Funds if you need the Money Soon   Research Desk |  Oct 28, 2014
Kotak Single Invest Plan is a rare ULIP that has delivered good returns. Find out what to do with your investments in it

STPs are Treated as Fresh Investments    Oct 27, 2014
Switching from an open-end fund to an ELSS fund using an STP will get you the tax benefit

Can a New Investor Start an SIP Through a Purely Online Interaction?   Research Desk |  Oct 21, 2014
Online transactions are convenient but is it possible to start investing purely online, without having to go to any office?

Are my investments enough to secure my children's future ?   Research Desk |  Oct 16, 2014
I have to plan for the education and marriage of three children and my own retirement. Are my savings enough, or do I need to do more?

Does the FATCA law affect only US NRIs?   Research Desk |  Oct 15, 2014
Can the Indian government help out NRIs shut out by the FATCA law? And does it affect non-US NRIs too?

Discontinue HDFC Life Classic Assurance Plan   Research Desk |  Oct 14, 2014
The lack of disclosures on charges makes HDFC Life Classic Assurance Plan a bad policy

No Deductions on Cash Premiums   Research Desk |  Oct 10, 2014
Premiums paid on health insurance policy for parents qualify for deduction only if they aren't paid in cash

Surrender LIC Jeevan Saral Policies   Research Desk |  Oct 08, 2014
LIC Jeevan Saral is expensive endowment plan that isn't beneficial as insurance, nor as an investment

Calculating Sum Assured   Research Desk |  Oct 07, 2014
Calculate the sum assured of your term insurance that would be adequate for your dependents using these steps

Withdraw ULIP, Invest in Funds   Research Desk |  Oct 06, 2014
Since your ULIP has completed 7 years, you won't face any surrender charges if you withdraw your money

ULIP Returns are Subject to Expenses   Research Desk |  Oct 01, 2014
ICICI Prudential Elite Life II is not a mutual fund, it is a ULIP. Find out if you should opt for it or not

Change in Debt Fund Taxation   Research Desk |  Sep 30, 2014
After this year's budget, gains on debt fund investments held for less than 3 years will be taxed as short-term capital gains

Extending FMP Period   Research Desk |  Sep 29, 2014
Extend the period of your FMP if you don't need the money so as to save on taxes

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