This post is written by Shiv Kukreja. The first quarter of calendar Yyear 2012 saw a big number of public sector undertakings (PSUs) issuing tax-free bonds. NHAI, PFC, IRFC, HUDCO and REC – they all came within a span of… Read moreTax Free Bonds – Mid Year Update
Tata Steel Perpetual Bonds are currently open for subscription; the offer will close on 18th July 2012, and at a minimum investment size of Rs. 11.42 lakhs, this will be out of reach for most people, but it is an… Read moreTata Steel Perpetual Bonds Details
NABARD Zero Coupon Bonds are available for subscription right now (the offer will close on 18th July), and I think this is the first time I’m ever writing about any zero coupon bonds on offer for sale. Zero coupon bonds… Read moreNABARD Zero Coupon Bond Issue Details
4 companies issued tax free bonds earlier this year, and all of these listed in the market. These bonds are great for people who are in the 30% tax bracket because their post tax yield is quite high, and since… Read moreWhich is best listed tax free bond?
Last week, Kiran Telang wrote a very comprehensive review of ICICI Prudential’s SmartKid Child Plan over at The Financial Literates. I’ve heard about this plan earlier but didn’t bother to go into details because usually these type of plans don’t… Read moreDifference between financial products and financial solutions
Before we start this week’s links, there is a small change that I’m going to experiment with over the next few weeks. Everything that I share on the weekend links has already been shared by me on my Twitter feed… Read moreEarly social media wonderachiever meddling with special situations investing
The Financial Express has a story today about a possible diesel price hike after the presidential poll and as ridiculous as this is, unfortunately, it is a common thing, and shouldn’t surprise anyone. To be clear, the price hike is… Read moreWhy does the government run a three wheeler company?
This post is written by Shiv Kukreja â€œConverting my physical share certificates and mutual fund investments into a dematerialised form has been a huge painâ€. This is the experience which many of my clients have shared with me. The reasons… Read moreDematerialization Process – Special Situations
De-risking a portfolio is a process where you get rid of your risky equity investments and replace them with safer fixed income investments when a goal is nearing or when you feel you will need money in the short term…. Read moreWhat planning for my wedding taught me about derisking my portfolio
This is a guest post written by Manikaran Singal who is a certified financial planner and runs a personal finance blog -Â Good Moneying. This is a very common question these days among so called â€œSandwich Generationâ€ whoâ€™s juggling between the… Read moreHow to generate retirement income for parents?