What to do with your Annual Bonuses?

It’s May. Apart from the heat, it’s also the season for your annual performance bonus. A few of you may already have made plans for the use of this money as soon as it hits the salary accounts. But many of you must be wondering what to do with this money. Often this money gets […]

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Do You Own More Than One House?

“The article idea triggered from  one of the few simple queries, how many properties a person can own? On the face of it answer is even simpler, as many as you want. There are no restrictions on the numbers of properties you can own either under the general laws or under the income tax laws. […]

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Get Your PAN Now, To Avoid PAIN Later

Of late PAN (Permanent Account Number) has gained a lot of significance not only as a proof of identification but also for keeping a track of financial records including tax liabilities. So how important is the Permanent Account Number for the rate at which TDS will be deducted before any income is credited or paid […]

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Prepone Your Tax Planning

The  financial year 2010  2011 has just ended and we are at the beginning of new financial year 2011-2012. The memories of last hour rush of making investments for claiming the tax benefits under Section 80C is still fresh in our minds. And these are certainly not very pleasant! How about planning investments in advance […]

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EPF: Lying Dormant, Act Now!

It was in March 2008 I changed the job, but never cared to know what happened to the balance in my PF account (Employee Provident Fund) accumulated over a period of time with my past employer as I had opened a new PF account through my new employer. But whenever the topic of EPF popped […]

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Let your home earn you a Pension

“One of our acquaintances, Mrs. Parlekar, 64 stays alone in her Andheri home as her husband passed away two years back and both her sons are settled in  the U.S.A  Mrs. Parlekar is having savings of  around Rs. 1.5 crores which is kept in bank’s fixed deposits. She has  divided this amount in three parts […]

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Que Sera Sera, Whatever Will be, Will be!

“This seems to be the defining theme for lot of young even not so young Indians who just can’ seem to start saving and investing for their retirement. Survey after Survey is showing that though Indians are thinking and concerned about how they will live out their retirement years yet don’ start investing for the […]

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Seven Steps To The Best Car Loan

Are you planning to buy your first car in the next few days or the latest Sedan that has been recently launched? But before you finalize the deal, do you want to check the various,loan,options available that will help you to achieve the dream of driving that car you were thinking of buying. Negotiating a […]

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