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3 Months of No EMIs, But Why You Should Pay If You Can

This is Post 3 of our CovidLockdown series, where we do some plain speaking about things related to money.  RBI has made a crpytic statement that has been ...
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Top 5 mistakes when filing Income Tax Returns and How to avoid them

This is a guest post by Anjesh Bharatiya. He is a taxman by profession and a Chemical Engineer by education. He has been an investor in the stock market since ...
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Which Tax Saving ELSS fund should I invest in?

Pop quiz. Let’s say on March 2nd, 2015 (5 years ago), you invested ₹100 in the HDFC Tax Saver Fund, and another ₹100 in the HDFC Liquid Fund. Which ...
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Budget 2020: What It Means When We Have No More Dividend Distribution Tax

One of the big developments in today’s budget speech by the FM was the abolition of DDT (dividend distribution tax). India was the only country in the ...
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Budget 2020: Lower Tax Slabs – Just An Eye Wash, But Check For Yourself

Budget 2020 is here and the much-awaited new tax slabs are out. They are “optional” – you can choose to take them, or remain with the old ...
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Podcast #21: The amazing rise of passive and what you need to do about it

  “When you talk about bubbles, right from the Tulip mania (1637) to the housing bubble (2006-07), all of these bubbles were fueled by greed. But ...
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Where should I park money for a few months

What’s the problem? This occurs often. A common money goal we all deal with from time to time. You have some money you need to park. You know you will ...
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Podcast #19: Investing in NPS? The good, the bad, and the annuity

“You can beat the NPS and it’s associated tax benefits, if you are able to generate just 1% above NPS returns consistently till retirement, but ...
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How Zero Cost EMIs Work

Happy New Year 2020 folks! We start the year with an explainer on Zero cost EMIs. This is when you are told: Take this product at 0% EMI for six months! And ...
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Podcast #18: How to Master Your Cash Flows with Credit-Cards and Overdrafts

  “I was getting married and I had saved up some four or five lakhs, and I was like, this is the first time I have money in my bank account. I ...
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