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3 Tips For Investing Into High Markets

Investors are advised to strictly adhere to the equity exposures mandated by their broad asset allocation decisions

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The Importance Of Goal Protection

Life Insurance, really, is a selfless act towards ones dependants. From a goal planning standpoint, purchasing a dedicated term plan to protect that goal is akin to "ensuring that your goal is met, even if you're not around"

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Mutual Fund Investors: Beware Of "Information Overload"

Mutual Funds are meant to be "hands off" investment avenues. It's best to pick good funds based on minimal but critical information points, and let the Fund Managers do the rest

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Decoding The Commission Disclosure On Your eCAS

Going down the unadvised route can prove costly for Mutual Fund investors, by way of poor investment decisions and poor fund choices

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A Simple "Homebuyer's Regret" Prevention Checklist

Buying a home as an end user isn't a decision to be taken lightly. It is in fact a long-term decision involving a serious outlay of money

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4 Common Triggers For The Action Bias

Investors will benefit from knowing what some of the most common triggers for the Action Bias are. Armed with awareness, they will be better equipped to not fall prey to them. Here are the top four

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FD's Or FMP's?

As an investor, you need to think carefully about which one suits you best

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Surrender Or Paid Up: Which One Makes More Sense?

It's sensible to make your traditional policy 'paid up' instead of surrendering it altogether

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My Life Insurance Company Says It'll Triple My Investment In 20 Years: Isn't That Fantastic?

Insurance related SMS marketing campaign could be misleading. Lately, there's an SMS doing the rounds about a policy that will purportedly "triple your investment in 20 years' time". Prima facie, this might seem like a fantastic opportunity. However, does it pass the 'dig a little deeper' test? Let's find out

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Investing Mistakes Smart People Make

Intelligent people seem particularly prone to waiting for the 'big ticket' investment rather than putting away small sums of money in a systematic manner towards their future goals

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How To Choose Best Type Of Mutual Fund For Your Goals

Don't let your risk tolerance get in the way of your selecting higher growth instruments. Rather, use risk profiling as a process for building self-awareness and fine tuning your investment choice instead of dictating the choice of asset class altogether

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5 Important Questions To Ask Your Financial Planner

Besides Life Insurance, ask your Planner if you need to up your health insurance coverage or switch over from your current plan to another plan. A single medical emergency can deal a crippling blow to your personal finances, so it's best to have that base well-covered

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MF Myth Busting - 5

The Indian Mutual Fund industry continues to grow at the rate of knots, but investors still continue to harbor some common fallacies en masse. We've been steadily aiming to debunk some of these myths in the past few weeks, in order to help promote more informed Mutual Fund investing. Here are three more

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