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Why cash will remain king despite tax raids, strictures: View

[ET] Economic Times

The darkest side of the Indian economy is its informal black market that deals in cash and hides from the taxman. For many of us who are salaried and are paying taxes at sourc...Click on Read More

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10 golden rules of travelling to make the most of your holiday at reasonable cost

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By Uma Shashikant The screen at the top of the concourse was filled with too many details in too small a print. It took some effort and patience to wait for the display...Click on Read More

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Why buying insurance, house is not the way to build wealth for young couples

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This young couple I met last week had questions that can easily be classified as some of the most commonly asked. Should we continue to pay the high premium on insurance polic...Click on Read More

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Why some wealthy people find it difficult to spend money

[ET] Economic Times

This week's story stems from my conversation with a young man seated next to me on a long flight. The one thing that bothered him a lot was his inability to figure whethe...Click on Read More

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How parents can prepare children to handle wealth after inheritance

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We walked out of the theatre after watching The Lion King. My son wondered aloud if Simba was a hero after all. Wasn't he an entitled bloke, who ran away from his responsibili...Click on Read More

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How to start saving for retirement in your 50s

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When I wrote about a comfortable retirement, a few readers mailed to ask about what happens when retirement is not really secured. Some of them had lived through a life define...Click on Read More

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Why you should build a well-diversified equity portfolio to grow wealth

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A common accusation many readers make about this column is that while it encourages investing in equity, it does not carry specific recommendations about where to invest and h...Click on Read More

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Its time people accepted the blame for not paying enough attention to their personal finances

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If there is one persistent crib I have about people and their finances, it has to be the widespread lack of personal responsibility about financial decisions. There are any nu...Click on Read More

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Why large investment in property at young age could be risky

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By Uma Shashikant Last week was celebration time. A young couple in the family were moving into their newly-minted home. As working professionals they have decided to l...Click on Read More

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Beware: Sellers' schemes in the money marketplace are often self serving

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By Uma Shashikant A little crowd gathered at the entrance to the railway colony, mostly made up of young boys and a few girls. The others stood at the main door of thei...Click on Read More

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