PERSONAL FINANCE


Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 24 September 2022
Some time ago, I was watching an old management film called The Professional. Van Johnson, the well-known Hollywood actor of yesteryears who featured in many westerns, plays the lead role in this movie. In one of the scenes, Johnson is told that, to be a real professional, he should have the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2022
A lot of people make the mistake of renewing health insurance every year without giving it a second thought. While being continuously covered by a health cover year after year is a good thing, what needs to be reviewed every year before renewal is whether the insurance plan continues to be...

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Sponsored Post 22 September 2022
Purchasing a new two-wheeler can be tedious and confusing. There are numerous factors you need to consider before even thinking about applying for a two-wheeler loan. For starters, you need to select the type of bike you wish to purchase. Then you need to choose the brand and the model, and...

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Amitabha Banerjee Amitabha Banerjee 16 September 2022
Once in a while, a subordinate will put you in a spot where you won’t know whether to laugh or cry. You can only mutter to yourself, “What the .…!”   Here are some occasions when this happened to me.   Being the telex officer, a very junior position, I was in charge of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 September 2022
Most of us do not read the fine print on our health insurance policy and, later, blame the insurance company for rejection/deduction of insurance claims. Health insurance policies come with an overload of fine print and there are many features which need to be examined in detail before buying...

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Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 09 September 2022
When I was in school, I remember my mother often asking my father, in the morning when he was immersed in the newspaper, ‘What is the front page news today?’ And he would patiently spend time telling her about what was happening in the world and in the country. This was all covered in the...

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Dr B Yerram Raju Dr B Yerram Raju 02 September 2022
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das, while speaking on monetary policy, said recently: “The key to monetary policy calibration lies in understanding the drivers of inflation: global supply chain disruptions, Ukraine-Russia War, external value of rupee, social schemes in the...

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Amitabha Banerjee Amitabha Banerjee 02 September 2022
While working in the Middle East, my bank received a request from none other than His Highness (HH) the Crown Prince. The request was for a US$300 million loan for a new project launched by HH.   On account of the personality involved, I was specially deputed to discuss the matter...

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Asset monetisation is one of the parts of organisational overhaul that the four government-owned general insurance companies are expected to do, said a senior industry official.   The four insurers are: The Oriental Insurance Company Limited, National Insurance Company Limited, The...

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The talks between the unions in the four public sector general insurers, General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re), their management and the government has ended in a stalemate, said industry officials.   The meeting took place on Saturday. The four are: The Oriental Insurance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 August 2022
PNB MetLife India Insurance (PNB MetLife) launched a dental health insurance plan recently. It is India's first stand-alone dental care insurance plan that covers major dental procedures without the hassles of hospitalisation. According to the company, the Plan covers fixed-benefit outpatient...

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Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 26 August 2022
It was a very wet day when I went for my first job interview. I went all the way from the distant suburb of Chembur to Worli in Mumbai. Because of the heavy rains, I arrived dripping from head to foot. When I was ushered in to meet the personnel director, my hands trembled, with the cold and...

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A survey on health insurance facilities in the country has disclosed that nearly 62% health insurance policyholders surveyed saw their premiums increase by 25% or more in 2022.   The survey conducted by community platform Local Circles disclosed that of the 62%, 38% of them saw their...

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The rising interest rates scenario in last few months and expectation of further rate hike is expected to impact homebuyers attitude, albeit for the short-term and housing sales too could take a hit, experts believe.   "Just as in the case of falling number of applicants for new home...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 19 August 2022
In a major triumph, 71-year-old Santosh Bhat scored a major victory against  Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) when the insurance ombudsman (IO) asked the insurance behemoth to return the entire premium of Rs5,09,460 that she had paid for the controversial Jeevan Saral insurance...

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Amitabha Banerjee Amitabha Banerjee 19 August 2022
The managing director (MD) saw my report, terminated John Miles and put me in charge of the task force. “Go and clean the mess, stop the bleeding,” he told me.   To assist me in the clean-up, I asked for Sundar to join my team. He was the senior-most operations man in the bank,...

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Sponsored Post 18 August 2022
Personal loans are unsecured forms of credit offered by NBFCs and financial institutions on various conditional factors, including income level, repayment capability, occupation, and credit history. This loan enables borrowers to meet their financial needs. However, there are specific strict...

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Jayat Joshi (The Leaflet) 17 August 2022
Of the crores of Indians vying for government jobs, hardly half a per cent are able to qualify for them. Despite the uneven odds, why do Indians still chase them? The usual reasons for running after government jobs (such as job security) are in reality the result of a deep-seated class...

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Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 12 August 2022
Over the many decades of practice in the business of personnel recruitment—and the experience gained from it—I have always advised young (and not so young) people that they should be careful when changing jobs. The new company may give you more money and a grander designation. But does that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 August 2022
Any citizen who is liable to pay income-tax (I-T) will not be allowed to join the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) scheme from 1 October 2022, the Union government says. The subscriber base of the APY scheme had grown to 37.4mn (million) as of 4 June 2022.   A Gazette notification issued by...

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