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There are lessons we could learn about managing a portfolio. Take these six common blunders that even experienced investors tend to make.
Tax-saving FD comes with a five-year lock-in, whereas PPF is a 15-yr account which allows partial withdrawals under certain circumstances after 6 years.
The finance ministry has been urging EPFO to invest in equities to enhance returns to subscribers and also open another avenue for funds for capital market.
The interest on PF deposits was 8.75% in 2013-14 and 8.5% in 2012-13. The CBT is headed by the labour and employment minister.
IRDA had expressed concern over the rising unclaimed amounts that had gone up to Rs 4,865 crore in 2012-13 from Rs 3,037 crore in 2011-12.
EPFO is considering on maximizing its returns under the existing investment avenues, while its board will brainstorm on the mix.
The fund’s Central Board of Trustees (CBT) generally fixes the rate at the end of the fiscal. This year, the EPFO has broken with tradition to take up the issue earlier.
However, the EPFO\'s income projection, payment of 8.8% rate of interest can be provided for current fiscal as it would a surplus of Rs 77.15 crore.
Instead of taking on all goals at the same time, and hoping to fund them through savings, the smarter thing to do is to prioritize.
Though Kartik Sapra has a high net worth and big savings, these may not adequately fund his retirement and he may need to review his decision to quit working at 48.
The move is triggered by fears that the hike in the salary ceiling for statutory PF contributions to Rs 15,000 per month from Rs 6,500 per month.
The move is triggered by fears that the hike in the salary ceiling for statutory PF contributions to Rs 15,000 per month from Rs 6,500 per month.
Indian employees have the second highest savings rate at 16 per cent, second only to China, yet a large number are not confident of affording a long spell of retirement.
EPFO had provided 8.75% rate of interest on PF deposits for 2013-14, which was higher than 8.5% paid for the previous fiscal.
Earlier, this week, the government had notified the same in pursuance to an announcement made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this month.
Earlier, this week, the government had notified the same in pursuance to an announcement made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this month.
Experts feel that individuals need not open multiple bank accounts to sidestep the limit set by the RBI on free usage of ATMs.
Experts feel that individuals need not open multiple bank accounts to sidestep the limit set by the RBI on free usage of ATMs.
According to a report, a large number of employees are not confident of affording a long spell of retirement amid high inflationary pressures.
According to a report, a large number of employees are not confident of affording a long spell of retirement amid high inflationary pressures.
People can now deposit up to Rs 1.5 lakh annually in their Public Provident Fund with the government notifying changes in the popular savings scheme.
People can now deposit up to Rs 1.5 lakh annually in their Public Provident Fund with the government notifying changes in the popular savings scheme.
Are extended warranties worth buying?  (19 August 12:29 pm) 
While extended warrantees and insurance are two different things, still an extended warranty can sometimes be compared with a rider in a life insurance policy.
Are extended warranties worth buying?  (24 August 12:46 am) 
It always makes sense to opt for an extended warranty only after weighing all its pros and cons simply because all the plans may not be useful and most of them may cost more.
The Goyals have a robust portfolio and adequate risk coverage. Just minor realignment of their investments and a higher equity exposure is needed.