Tip Tuesdays: Why You Should Opt for Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) as Part of Your Salary if Your Employer Offers the Option

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This post is the result of a conversation I recently had with a reader. If your employer offers you the option to avail of Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) facility as part of your salary package, I’d strongly recommend that you take up this option. Often, employers make salary offers which compare your salary package with […]

Tweets on 2009-02-17

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I apologize for having skipped the previous edition of Awareness Fridays and for skipping today’s edition of Tip Tuesdays. Blame the Swift. Like I told a colleague yesterday, “I wake up and soon find myself inside the Swift; I get out of the Swift and realize that it’s already time to sleep. This cycle repeats.” […]

Tweets on 2009-02-05

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I’m not sure why ICICI Bank thinks that I desperately need an i-Mint customer rewards card. I received one at my office and another one at my residence. I promptly cut both cards into tiny little pieces. Here’s a pictorial view of the state of the card received at my residence: A fitting end to […]

Tip Tuesdays: Do What is Financially Right for You

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What is financially right for one person need not be financially right for another person — that’s the beauty of personal finance. You shouldn’t invest in stocks just because your colleague sitting next to you executes trades all day long and brags about it. You shouldn’t buy a ULIP (Unit Linked Insurance Policy) for income-tax […]

Tweets on 2009-02-02

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If you can lay your hands on a copy of Businessworld’s February 02, 2009 issue, pay special attention to the case study published on pages fifty-three through fifty-six. The same case study has been published online too. Of special interest is this particular statement: Today’s young are worse off than today’s older. The older have […]