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‘Switching to direct plans was easy’

‘Switching to direct plans was easy’

Financial analyst Aasim Bharde expects to save a bundle from investing in mutual funds without an agent. Savings will be gradual, but he expects a huge difference over the long term. [...]

May 21, 2013 Team MSI FINANCE Comments Off on ‘Switching to direct plans was easy’

Budget gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Budget gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Getting a gift for Mother’s Day doesn’t have to involve a lot of shopping, or spending – it’s the small things that count. Use our creative tips for off-beat gifts. [...]

May 7, 2013 Team MSI SHOPPING 0

What’s the resale value of a diamond?

What’s the resale value of a diamond?

Unlike gold, a diamond is worth precious little once you buy it. We reveal how clever marketing has created its high margins and how much a jeweller will offer to buy your diamonds back [...]

April 7, 2013 Team MSI SHOPPING 0

‘My great Indian budget wedding’

‘My great Indian budget wedding’

Newly-wed Namita Shargaonkar rented her jewellery, sent out e-invites, brought her wedding forward to March and even combined a couple of pre-wedding functions to cut costs [...]

September 17, 2012 Team MSI SHOPPING 0

Why Ulips don’t deliver as advertised

Why Ulips don’t deliver as advertised

Service tax, mortality charges, commissions are often left out of the benefit illustrations in brochures to inflate returns [...]

September 2, 2012 Team MSI FINANCE 0