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Availing Exemptions under 80CCD   Research Desk |  May 21, 2015
You don't need to exhaust your Section 80C investments to avail NPS exemptions under Section 80CCD

Investors cannot Merge Fund Holdings   Research Desk |  May 20, 2015
A merger decision can be taken only by the fund house and usually it is between two schemes with similar objectives

Value Investing Fund Options   Research Desk |  May 19, 2015
A value fund replaces over-valued stocks by those that are trading at a discount, which will not be evident from its NAV

CAN is Not Mandatory   Research Desk |  May 12, 2015
The Common Account Number (CAN) is a reference number issued to fund investors so they avail of the new MF Utility platform

Endowment Plans are Avoidable   Research Desk |  May 08, 2015
Surrender your endowment policy because they generally fail to give decent returns that can even beat inflation

The Case for LIC New Jeevan Suraksha   Research Desk |  May 06, 2015
LIC New Jeevan Suraksha Policy is a pension plan which pays back a guaranteed surrender value upon discontinuation

Understanding our Fund Ratings   Research Desk |  May 05, 2015
The Value Research risk grade captures the relative risk of a fund as compared to its peers in the same category

First fund, and the problem of high NAV   Research Desk |  May 04, 2015
Confusion about a good fund to start with, and the problem of high NAV are two of the commonest problems that new mutual fund investors face

Reconsider Surrendering Pension Plan   Research Desk |  Apr 30, 2015
If you surrender your pension plan before maturity, the surrender value will be added to your income and taxed as per your slab

Taxation on FMP Gains   Research Desk |  Apr 29, 2015
Gains realized from debt funds having tenure of less than 3 years are considered as short term capital gains

Endowment Polices can be Expensive   Research Desk |  Apr 28, 2015
Surrender your endowment policy after completion of 5 years because such policies fail to beat inflation

Look at Insurance & Investment Separately   Research Desk |  Apr 22, 2015
ULIPs don't serve the purpose of either insurance or investment. It's best to go for a term cover

ELSS is great for retirees too   Research Desk |  Apr 21, 2015
If a senior citizen has taxable income, then ELSS funds are an excellent option for tax-saving

Exit Load Benefits Remaining Investors   Research Desk |  Apr 20, 2015
Exit loads collected from investors are ploughed back into the mutual fund's assets

Funds Score over Pension Schemes   Research Desk |  Apr 17, 2015
It is more beneficial to invest in equity mutual funds instead of pension schemes. Find out why

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