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Did you know that PPF gives you triple tax benefit?
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Did you know that PPF gives you triple tax benefit?

The Public Provident Fund is one of the safest and convenient modes of investment for Indians. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Public Provident Fund, or PPF, is a government backed small-saving scheme. Though initially started with the objective of providing social security during retirement to workers in the unorganised sector and for self-employed individuals, it has become a very popular tax-saving instrument. Here are some important points to keep in mind before investing in PPF. Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Touchwood, backside... 10 phrases we love to use

How often do you use these phrases, asks Anita Aikara. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 1. Intimate How often have you come across an e-mail that ends with this line: Please intimate me at the earliest? Creepy, isn't it? At least, going by the dictionary meaning, intimate means involving a very close connection. Wonder what the person is trying to convey by using the word in an e-mail. We suggest you use: 'Please revert at the earliest.' 2. Touch wood Almost every sentence in India ends ...
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5 money mistakes to avoid

Help yourself and your family financially by not falling prey to these, says Naval Goel Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Financial mistakes and blunders can happen at any age. With every new financial responsibility, comes a whole lot of ways to mess with your money. Well, you are not alone. All of us, irrespective of age have committed money mistakes sometime or the other. The momentary happiness at the sight of salary credit message sags pretty soon due to financial mismanagement. With ...
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How first-time investors lose money in the stock market

Novices should enter markets via SIPs of equity mutual funds, experts tell Sanjay Kumar Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Valuations in the equity markets are currently at elevated levels, with most indices trading above their five-year averages and close to peak levels. Meanwhile, about 2.4 million new investors opened demat accounts in 2016, the highest since 2008, according to data from the depositories. Thus, not only are investors entering equities through the mutual ...
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How to create a bestseller

Shuma Raha finds out how writers are using social media to produce bestsellers.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Each day is your own page and you have the power to write the words on those pages.' 'Don't run away from yourself, your dreams or the life which you deserve.' Words from some cheesy motivation manual? Wrong. These and other inspirational nuggets are strewn across 23-year-old Savi Sharma's debut novel, Everyone Has A Story. The book, which Sharma self-published and which was ...
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A dummy's guide to life insurance

Naval Goel explains all that you wanted to know about life insurance but didn't know who to ask Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Life insurance, for years, has remained a mystery to many. However with rapid growth of internet services, more and more people are becoming aware about the benefits of having a life insurance policy. For millions of people in India, the concept of life insurance still remains a mystery. There are certain fundamentals that you should keep in mind while going for ...
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What Vastu Housing Finance does differently to stand out in a crowd

Vastu Housing Finance is trying to leverage technology to distinguish itself in a crowded space. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. After many years of a comfortable banking career with leading banks like GE Capital, Standard Chartered and Barclays, Sandeep Menon and Sujay Patil decided to rock the boat. At roughly 40, they found themselves at the crossroads with two options before them: One, continue on the staid, oft-treaded path and stay within the comfort zone; and two, stir things up a ...
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'We expect some hiccups with Trump'

'There will be some issues of contention, especially on H1B visa and on trade policy.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, chief of the Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party, tells Archis Mohan there might be hiccups in India-US relations during the Donald Trump administration, but by and large ties would be positive. The recent electoral victories have made Prime Minister Narendra Modi's position in domestic politics so much more unassailable. How could this impact ...
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Buying a day care insurance policy? Read this

Mahavir Chopra explains the pitfalls one may face after buying a day care insurance policy Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Healthcare in India has advanced manifold. It is no longer a matter of concern to get that cataract surgery or operation for kidney stone removal. You don't have to stay at the hospital for days, or take a week long rest after the surgery. A treatment can happen within 2-3 hours at a hospital of your choice near your area. These treatments, which once required more ...
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The joys of bazaar shopping

The real challenge, says Subir Roy, is to go for something affordable whose quality is just right.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   When we were young we were a little intrigued by Sarkar Babu who was the bajar sarkar. His job was to take one of our joint family servants to the market every morning and bring back a headload of vegetables and fish. We pitied his life which revolved around such trips for several families that made the filthy bazaar a kind of second home for him. He ...
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