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There are moments in time when we all are in desperate need of money. A marriage in the family, a medical emergency, urgent house renovation or an unplanned trip, all of these are requirements that can’t wait. These needs coupled with needs like long standing credit card dues could mean trouble for you (oops!) At such a junction, people...
Retirement wishes
Motley Fool If life were a fairytale, most of us would wish for limitless beauty, love, money and so on and so forth (Keep adding as per your flavour). But other than all of these, something else would be in high demand too! We are talking about “Immortality” folks. Immortality would also rank high on the list of fairytale wishes for...
Risk Profile
Let’s say you want to purchase a house. You meet a realtor who greets you and straightaway starts showing you some properties. He presents you with condos, villas, apartments, flats, bungalows and what not. But while looking at them you’re wondering, the guy didn’t even ask me what my budget is or the kind of house I’d prefer or how...
Dearness Allowance
Let's talk about our dads a little bit! Most of our dads have worked in the same company all / most of their lives. Now, we want you to ask them two questions, What was the fare amount they used to pay for commuting to their offices when they started? What's that amount now? Chances are that there must have been...
Sqrrl-giveindia
We have all been asked for the odd rupee or two for charity when purchasing goods, tickets or food from online and offline stores. While the underlying sentiment is right, how big of an effect do you think these small donations create?  Well, not a very big one. As the contributions are extremely small, they rarely add up to something...
House Rent Allowance
Ever wondered what that little row called HRA in your salary slip stands for? And no, we’re not asking you the full-form of it. HRA is the abbreviated version of House Rent Allowance and almost everyone knows about this at least. What we’re asking here is if you have an in-depth knowledge about how HRA impacts your tax liability and...
Income tax
Image Credits Income tax refers to the tax you pay to the government based on your earnings / income or profit. This is used by the government to develop infrastructure and bring new plans and policies for the citizens of the country.  Tax is that part of your money that gets deducted directly from your salary / income, every month, in...
power of compounding
Image Credits "Time is your friend, impulse is your enemy. Take advantage of compound interest and don't be captivated by the siren song of the market” - Warren Buffet (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway) COMPOUNDING - a word you must have heard hundreds of times (No, we are not exaggerating!) But how many times have you stopped to think what it actually...
Index Mutual Funds imitate the benchmark indices not just comprising the same securities but also in the same proportion. They track the composition of standard benchmark indices such as Nifty 50 or Sensex and are passively managed – without any intervention from the fund manager. This also means that Index Mutual Funds will perform in line with the benchmark...
What-is-a-NFO-Should-you-invest-in-them
Image Credits NFOs or New Fund Offerings have created a lot of buzz in the markets lately. One after the other, some big name Fund houses, such as Kotak Mutual Fund & Mirae Asset have launched NFOs in recent times to offer investors a new investment avenue based on a new focused strategy. Now, while the more important and common question...

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