ELSS : Save tax with mutual fund investments…

As we are nearing the end of the Financial Year there has been a spurt in activity with regard to tax saving investments. Investments are potentially your second income & security for a better future & thus should be planned carefully so that poor investment choices are not made. But all said it is human …

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Universal Basic Income- Cut out the subsidy

A basic income (also called unconditional basic income, Citizen’s Income, basic income guarantee, universal basic income or universal demogrant) is a form of social security in which all citizens or residents of a country regularly receive an unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, in addition to any income …

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UNION BUDGET 2017-18 – Reviving Demonetized India

The Union Budget 2017-18 presented by Arun Jaitley on 1st February can be termed as a good effort under the prevailing circumstances. This was a challenging situation with very high expectation post demonetization. We feel the finance minister has done a good balancing act by not tinkering too much with tax rates (partly leaving changes …

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micro finance institutions

Re-energizing De-monetized micro finance institutions

Demonetization of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 notes which was announced by the Prime Minister of India on 8th November 2016 has had a negative impact on micro finance institutions (MFI). Microfinance largely works in the grassroot level and majorly deals with cash transactions. So due to cash crunch as a result of demonetization the MFI sector …

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Grasim

AB Nuvo- Grasim Merger

The AB Nuvo- Grasim merger is a 2 step process- The first step involves merging the two companies and the second would be a spin-off of the financial division. For every 10 shares held, the shareholders of AB Nuvo will receive 3 shares of Grasim. Post-merger when the financial services business is spun off, the …

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Term insurance

Term insurance a must; But lowest premium not necessarily the best

Term insurance plan is a necessity for an individual who has dependents or a family. It is the basic form of life insurance where a fixed sum assured is paid on the death of the policyholder. In case of survival of policy term, the insured doesn’t get anything in return. It works on the basic …

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Is it necessary that the SENSEX will tank if there is a FED rate hike??? History says….DEFINITELY NOT!!!

There has been a lot of talk about a FED Rate hike possibly by 25 bps and its effects on the Indian markets. There may be some impact for a few days but history says that there has been no major impact on the Indian stock markets as evident from the chart below.  Points to …

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