CATEGORIES

In Search of Higher Returns Amid Falling Rates

As Bank Deposit Rates Fall, Even Conservative Investors Are Switching Assets. Where Can They Go? 

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The Finapolis
December 2016

National Savings Certificates Help as Interest Rates Fall

National Savings Certificates (NSCs) have been among the most popular tax-saving options for ages. In spite of the advent of market-linked investment products such as equity-linked savings schemes (ELSS), the certificates have retained their charm for certain sections of society. In this column, let us discuss the various facets of this special instrument of investment.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
December 2016

What Drives Us to Invest?

I had made the journey from economics to finance. As part of Keynesian economics, we were taught about the three motives to hold money: the transactions motive, the precautionary motive and the speculative motive; all through my teaching career that remained part of my Keynesian economics. But two decades, later when I immersed myself into the world of investment, I had to develop my own tools to understand the new discipline and make my investors understand the working of their own minds. One night as lay turning on my back, poring over the day’s happenings, suddenly I made a strong connection between what I had studied years back and the problem I was grappling with now: the motives.

4 mins read
The Finapolis
December 2016

Ask The Finapolis

Col. Sanjeev Govila (retd) of Hum Fauji Investments answers readers’ queries on investments, taxation and personal finance. Do you have a question you want answered? Email your question to feedback@thefinapolis.com

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The Finapolis
June 2017

Input Tax Credit To Benefit End-customer

Looking at the scale of India, it is reasonable to expect 3-5 years for the system to stabilize

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The Finapolis
June 2017

Will GST Really Spike Up Your Bills?

As goods and service providers can claim input tax credit, your net tax bill will reduce say experts

4 mins read
The Finapolis
June 2017

The Bull Run Is Here To Stay

Karvy Finapolis’ event —“Is this the mother of all bull runs?” — evoked a thunderous response from investing public recently in Hyderabad.

4 mins read
The Finapolis
June 2017

Adhil Shetty's Column

Time to close that FD; here are better options

4 mins read
The Finapolis
June 2017

The 17 Mistakes To Avoid While Investing In 2017

Keep these points in mind to rake in the moolah from the markets this year.

6 mins read
The Finapolis
February 2017

FM Needs To Find His Focus

The finance minister needs to reboot an economy stalled by demonetisation when he delivers the combined Union and Railway Budget.

4 mins read
The Finapolis
February 2017

Satapathy's Stories

Reaction, response and lessons from animals.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
February 2017

The India We Ignore

Palagummi Sainath’s classic should be mandatory reading.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
February 2017

Suspected Infirmities In Jay Shah's Firm Raise Doubts Over Probity

While neither the case involved government contracts or projects, it has removed the sheen of morality and “unimpeachable integrity” Prime Minister Modi has sought and claimed.

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The Finapolis
November 2017

The Traveler's Financial Tools

It is possible to borrow to fund your dream vacation. Many banks and NBFCs offer travel loans which are essentially a variant of the personal loan

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The Finapolis
November 2017

A Reverse EMI Makes Travel More Pleasurable

The right way to enjoy your vacation is to plan it well in advance and save regularly for it, as there is no point in taking a holiday which results in financial stress at a later stage

5 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2017

The Shanbhag Column

Sec. 54F: A ruling with far reaching consequences

4 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2017

Unknown Lyrical Side Of Trump

Trump is a remarkable poet. This book aims to redress this oversight on the part of the literary world, and showcase his finest words in a previously unknown form.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2017

How I Messed Up My (Financial) Life

A graphic account of a typical Indian male who began his career at 19 in the late 1980s and is now at crossroads.

7 mins read
The Finapolis
August 2017

News Maker

The Jio Phone and the disruptions it will begin.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
August 2017

The Panchsheel Of Personal Finance

Once you are in a position to save, accumulate wealth through long and steady savings.

4 mins read
The Finapolis
August 2017

Age Needn't Make You Wary Of Investments

You need to be aware of your investment options and how you can break down your goal into smaller, achievable steps.

7 mins read
The Finapolis
August 2017

Planning Your Taxes Can Unlock Hidden Wealth

Does your tax-saving plan start in December and end with last-minute investments? You could be losing out on higher deductions and better returns

4 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2016

Why India Can't Boycott Chinese Goods!

Indian politicians are leading a campaign to boycott Chinese goods.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2016

Why A 'Plan B' Approach Can Backfire

Always take backup. We hear it all the time. In everyday life, it translates to something like, “It pays to have a Plan B” or allusions to the Robert Burns poem about “the best laid plans” often going awry.

3 mins read
The Finapolis
November 2016

The Many Cheques & Balances

The moment you walk into a bank, know that the charge meter has been turned on

6 mins read
The Finapolis
July 2017

'Banks Have The Right To Levy Service Charges'

With the recent revision in banking service charges by a host of banks, including State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, we put some questions to The Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) on how customers are impacted by the host of service charges. Anand Aras, CEO, BCSBI, elaborates to S Vijaykrishnan.

2 mins read
The Finapolis
July 2017

Satapathy's Stories

Similarities between Mr. Pencil and Mr. Investing

1 min read
The Finapolis
July 2017

Ouch... Debited

Here’s a peep into the pitfalls behind that swipe of your debit card

4 mins read
The Finapolis
July 2017

GST Will Have Initial Hurdles: Jaitley

While admitting that the Goods & Services Tax (GST) will create some hurdles initially Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (pictured) on June 27 said that the new unified tax law will check tax evasion and inflation in the long term.

1 min read
The Finapolis
July 2017

7 Ways to Prevent Text Neck

Our head is heavier at an angle than it is at a neutral position. That means our increasing usage of smartphones for reading, texting, etc is putting undue pressure on our spine

3 mins read
The Finapolis
September 2016

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