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Here you can find all the posts in reverse chronological order:


March 2011

1. Koffee with Fisher: CEO of a Life Insurance Company



February 2011

1. MQ Awards for FINANCIAL STUPIDITY 2010 (MQ-FSA 2010)
2. How to Claim LTC / LTA Tax Exemption



January 2011

1. MQ Money Teaser #6: LTA/LTC FAQs
2. Idiotic Tax Advice: A Few Examples
3. Income Tax Calculator FY 2010-2011



December 2010

1. New Year Resolution for 2011: Change of Strategy
2. 3 Realty Tools to help you in property purchase


November 2010

1. Life Insurance Online Term Plans: A Review
2. PPF: 11 Pitfalls to Avoid


October 2010

1. Height of financial stupidity
2. How to survive in a corporate jungle



June 2010

1. Answers to Money Teaser (# 5)
2. Living a purposeful life


May 2010

1. Money Teaser (# 5): Income Tax
2. What's your inflation number?



April 2010

1. What makes NPS Unique?
2. Use Checklists to simplify your life
3. How to stop 'Life Insurance' abuse - some random thoughts
4. Sebi bans sale of Ulips
5. Just have a SIP of this Calculator!
6. Money Teaser #4: Financial Crisis



March 2010
1. 6 tips for year-end tax planning strategy
2. Where to park your money for one year?
3. Selling your house: Know the tax implications
4. Budget 2010 – Impact on individual tax payers
5. Is it worth Investing in Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)?
6. 5 things to avoid while investing in Equity Mutual Funds
7. Answers to Money Teaser #3: Retail Banking



February 2010
1. Income Tax Rates / Slabs: FY 2010-11
2. 5 guidelines for elss investing
3. How DTC is going to impact your PPF investments?
4. Growth vs Dividend Reinvestment option in ELSS: A Comparison
5. TDS Salary Calculator
6. What's the right time to buy a home
7. How to Invest in Bank Fixed Deposits (FDs): Practical Tips (#1)



January 2010
1. Should you split your term plan?
2. PPF FAQs
3. How to Calculate Taxable Income of NRI
4. Money Teaser #3
5. TDS Salaries: FAQs
6. How to Convert Flat Rate to Reducing Balance Rate
7. My New Year’s Resolutions for 2010


December 2009
1. DTC Tax Calculator
2.
Answers to Money Teaser #2: Life Insurance
3.
Amazing Facts about Medicines Sold in India
4.
An Example of Deceptive Marketing: Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 96
5.
Amazing Online SIP Calculators
6.
Best ELSS Mutual Funds for FY 2009-10
7.
Money Teaser #2: Life Insurance


November 2009

1. How to Choose the Best Equity Mutual Fund
2.
4-in-1 Loan Calculator
3.
Answering Readers Question #3: Home Loan Queries
4.
4 Other Ways to Live Simple & Happy Life
5.
Term Insurance Plan: FAQs

October 2009
1. Answering Readers Questions #2: Regulatory Issues in Starting a Consulting Business
2.
New Financial Definitions
3.
Considerations to Know while Investing in Bank FDs
4.
Taxation of Interest on Bank FDs
5.
Term Plans : Little Known Facts
6.
DTC Tax Rates
7.
New Tax Code: Impact on Life Insurance Policies
8.
Answering Readers Questions #1: Death of a FD holder

September 2009


1. NRIs Tax Planning: Residential Status of Returning Indians
2.
Top 5 Stock Investing Mistakes
3.
How to Simplify Your Life
4.
The Money Quest: First Blog Anniversary
5.
PPF Interest Calculator
6.
NRIs Tax Planning: Residential Status (#1)


August 2009
1. NRIs Tax Planning
2.
Revised Cap on ULIP Charges: What a Sham!
3.
L&T Finance NCD – A Brief Overview
4.
NCDs Top 10 FAQs
5.
Investing in Bank FDs – Interesting Interest Information
6.
Hidden Flaws of Marketing (#3): Marketing Gimmicks
7.
Should You Invest in NCD


July 2009

1. Investor’s Reforms in 2009 (# 3): Cap on ULIP Charges
2.
ULIPs: Top 10 FAQs
3.
Income Tax Calculator: FY 2009-10
4.
Income Tax Rates / Slabs FY 2009-10
5.
Budgets 2009-10 Highlights: Tax Proposals Impacting Individuals
6.
Investor’s Reform – What’s New in 2009 (#2)

June 2009
1. Investor’s Reforms – What’s New in 2009 (#1)
2.
Amazing Facts about Income Tax : Tax Rates
3.
Life Insurance: 5 Common Myths & Misconceptions
4.
Income Tax: 3 Other Sources of Confusion
5.
Health / Mediclaim Insurance: 10 Practical Tips
6.
Income Tax Calculator – PY 2008-09
7.
Hidden Flaws of Spending: Individual Specific Flaws


May 2009
1. Understanding Life Insurance – Ask Yourself a Few Questions
2.
HRA Tax Calculator
3.
Health Mediclaim Insurance: 5 Reasons for Timely Renewal
4.
Confusopoly: Reason behind Increasing Complexity
5.
Direct Stock Investing vs Mutual Funds
6.
What’s Your Effective Tax Rate?
7.
Money Teaser #1

April 2009
1. Guaranteed Ulips: Analysis of SBI Life Smart Ulip
2.
How to Calculate Your Income Tax Liability
3.
How to calculate your Taxable Income
4.
Home Loan Tax Benefits – Sec 80C vs 24b


March 2009

1. Mutual Funds – Tax Benefits
2.
Health Mediclaim Policies: Coverage & Exclusions
3.
Mediclaim vs Critical Illness – What’s the Difference?
4.
7 Must Know Points about Life Insurance Policies
5.
Smart Ways to Use Credit Cards – 10 Tips
6.
Top Most Amazing Fact about Life Insurance
7.
Section 80C Tax Planning Guide


February 2009

1. Investing in Gold ETFs - FAQs
2.
Mutual Fund Pension Plans – Section 80C Another Option
3.
ULIPs vs Traditional Insurance Plans – A Comparison
4.
How to Invest in PPF – 10 Practical Tips
5.
Looking Beyond Section 80C – Section 80 Other Tax Deductions
6.
Hidden Flaws of Spending – Individual Specific Flaws
7.
The Other Side of Section 80C – Conditions & Restrictions
8.
Section 80C – Tax Saving Options & Investment Avenues


January 2009

1. PPF vs NSC – How to Decide?
2.
How to Claim HRA Tax Exemption – Tips & FAQs
3.
ULIPs: 10 Top Most Factors
4.
How to Claim Maximum HRA Deduction
5.
Best ULIPs Based on IRR & Expense Ratios
6.
How to Calculate HRA Income Tax Exemption?
7.
Hidden Flaws of Spending – Why do we make Fatal Money Mistakes?
8.
How to Surrender or Get Rid of Life Insurance Policies?
9.
How to Invest in Best ELSS Mutual Funds?

December 2008
1. Home Loan Interest Rates – Why Fixed is Never Fixed?
2.
ELSS – The Best Section 80C option
3.
NRI Bank Accounts – Difference between NRO & NRE
4.
Income Tax – 5 Common Sources of Confusion
5.
Fixed vs Floating: Which is Better Home Loan Interest Rate
6.
Savings: A Step Towards Sustainable Living
7.
10 FAQs about FMPs
8.
FMPs: Premature Exit Banned
9.
Gold ETFs: The Best Way to Invest in Gold
10.
Amazing Facts about Income Tax: Taxation of Notional Income


November 2008
1. 4 Considerations to Know Before Investing in FMPs
2.
FDs vs FMPs: Which is a Better Investment Option
3.
How to Invest in Gold: 5 Different Ways
4.
Credit Cards Cash Back Offers – Always Read the Fine Print
5.
Buying a Benami Property: Know the Legal Implications
6.
Gold as an Alternative Asset Class: 5 Reasons to Invest
7.
3 Other Kinds of Income Tax Returns
8.
Top 5 ULIP Secrets

October 2008
1. Investing in Mutual Funds: Top 10 Principles
2.
10 Smart Tips for Section 80C Planning
3.
Mutual Fund Investing: 6 Fallacies Demystified
4.
Credit Cards: Hidden Traps
5.
Credit Cards: 8 Security Tips
6.
4 Ways to Get HRA Exemption Along with Home Loan Tax Deduction
7.
8 Tax Considerations to Know Before Buying a House

September 2008
1. 12 Practical Tips for Filing Tax Returns
2.
10 Common Income Tax Fallacies
3.
10 Reasons Why You Need a Savings Plan
4.
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