3 questions to ask before acting on an investment advice

Investors, on most occasions, fail to do due diligence and end up acting on information provided by peers or those who don’t possess enough market intelligence and experience. When 35-year-old Kishore received an SMS from an unknown number regarding investments and how to gain double-digit returns from stock markets, he wasted no time in contacting […]

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Income tax benefits on medical treatment and health insurance

In the past few years, expenditure incurred on healthcare has been on the rise, encompassing expenses on preventive check-ups, medical insurance, etc. Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) provides certain tax deductions for an individual in respect of such expenditure incurred on self or dependents, which have been discussed in this article. Mediclaim/Health insurance premium For […]

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Centre to discuss on pension fund investment in startups: DPIIT Secretary

Inter-ministerial body will also examine call for priority sector lending The government will initiate discussion on the possibility of channelising a part of employee provident fund (EPF) investments into financing startups, a senior government official has said. “There is a major demand from startups for the government pension fund in India to carve out a […]

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On balance, MFs pip ULIPs as primary investment vehicles

They were once criticised and even shunned by many investors because of high costs, lack of liquidity and relatively opaque portfolios. But unit-linked investment plans (ULIPs) are back in the reckoning as they move to more nimble cost structures and better disclosures. For investors, the comparison with the most preferred financial product of our time […]

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How can we minimize poverty’s impact on public education?

CN+R Staff Report Editor’s note: Chatham County’s second “One Chatham” event — a community conversation sponsored by the News + Record and the Our Chatham program of the UNC School of Media and Journalism’s Reese News Lab — will tackle the subject of poverty’s impact on public education outcomes. The 90-minute public forum, sponsored by […]

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Time spent on smartphones isn’t damaging teens’ mental health, study shows

In the last decade, many commentators have expressed concern over how much time we spend using technology and its effects on mental health. This is particularly an issue with younger people, who can experience high rates of cyberbullying and can have adverse reactions to social media. However, teens themselves don’t necessarily agree, with surveys showing they are aware […]

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