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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’

Highest and lowest cancellation costs

Highest and lowest cancellation costs

Travel agents charge high fees, aside from enormous amounts airlines deduct anyway, when you cancel tickets. Salman Khan endorsed Yatra's charges are nearly double the average rate [...]

May 20, 2013 Team MSI MSI NOW, SHOPPING Comments Off on Highest and lowest cancellation costs

What not to buy at a duty-free shop

What not to buy at a duty-free shop

Contrary to popular belief, duty-free shopping doesn't have to be much cheaper. In fact, if you leave aside cigarettes and alcohol, it's often a worse option than simply shopping online. [...]

May 20, 2013 Team MSI SHOPPING 0

The Cheapest Way to Fine Dine

The Cheapest Way to Fine Dine

What Restaurant Week does well for two weeks, Gourmet it Up does better the entire year. The year-round service offers superior deals, often at a lower price with alcohol included! [...]

April 16, 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

Studying abroad? Four ways to save

Studying abroad? Four ways to save

Not don’t shop, eat less or live cheap. Concrete ways to save before leaving home. For example, did you know that Jet Airways will drop the basic fare by half if you are a student under the age of 25? [...]

September 10, 2012 Kenneth FINANCE 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

Is online shopping REALLY cheaper?

Is online shopping REALLY cheaper?

Many of the unbelievable discounts you find online are make-believe. We've found that websites use numerous tricks to make their deals more attractive, most commonly by marking up original prices to exaggerate discounts [...]

May 20, 2012 Team MSI SHOPPING 0