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  • Despite volatility, equities outperform other asset classes over the long term Oct 22, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Despite volatility, equities outperform other asset classes over the long term

    Investors don’t like volatility. They want guaranteed returns

  • Check interest rates of PPF, NSC & other small savings schemes for Q3FY21 Oct 01, 2020 10:27 AM IST

    Check interest rates of PPF, NSC & other small savings schemes for Q3FY21

    This was notified by the Finance Ministry on September 30

  • Public Provident Fund: Here are PPF rules for partial withdrawal, premature closure Aug 04, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    Public Provident Fund: Here are PPF rules for partial withdrawal, premature closure

    PPF allows to make partial withdrawals from the fund before completion of 15 years, but it has a maturity period of 15 years.

  • Small saving schemes remain the best risk-free investment options Jul 02, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Small saving schemes remain the best risk-free investment options

    No rate cut for July-September quarter after a massive 70-140 bps reduction in March

  • Interest rates on small savings schemes like PPF, SCSS left unchanged Jul 01, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    Interest rates on small savings schemes like PPF, SCSS left unchanged

    Among the small savings schemes, Sukanya Samriddhi Account will fetch the highest interest rate at 7.6 percent

  • PPF investments for FY19-20: What you need to do before the extended deadline of June 30 Jun 10, 2020 12:17 PM IST

    PPF investments for FY19-20: What you need to do before the extended deadline of June 30

    Here are the things PPF deposit holders can do before June 30

  • Investing in your child’s name? MFs, Sukanya Samriddhi and PPF make the cut May 15, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Investing in your child’s name? MFs, Sukanya Samriddhi and PPF make the cut

    Investing in your children’s names is a tax-efficient option

  • PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut Apr 30, 2020 10:58 AM IST

    PPF: Still an attractive investment despite the sharp rate cut

    Having a tax-free status and being practically risk-free, the PPF continues to be a wonderful debt product

  • Small saving schemes: Taking on the might of MFs and insurance products Apr 22, 2020 09:13 AM IST

    Small saving schemes: Taking on the might of MFs and insurance products

    The infrastructure and service standards at many post offices are not up to the mark

  • Small saving schemes: Helping investors of all hues realise their life goals Apr 21, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Small saving schemes: Helping investors of all hues realise their life goals

    Small savings have thrived because they offer safety and higher returns

  • Debt investments: Build a safe portfolio by balancing risk and return as you age Apr 06, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    Debt investments: Build a safe portfolio by balancing risk and return as you age

    Investors should only expect inflation plus 1.5 percent points return from their fixed income investments

  • Small savings — the unkindest cut of all Apr 03, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Small savings — the unkindest cut of all

    Lowering of postal deposit rates should have been done in a gradual manner to soften the adverse impact on fixed-income earners and senior citizens

  • Interest cut in small-savings: Rates still attractive in many schemes Apr 02, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Interest cut in small-savings: Rates still attractive in many schemes

    While the rate cut is steep, you can continue investing in these instruments for various goals based on your asset allocation

  • EPFO must think out of the box Mar 11, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    EPFO must think out of the box

    Economic compulsions demand that the PF custodian explores ways to maximise returns on investment

  • NPS Features: Is National Pension Scheme (NPS) a Good Investment Option? Feb 21, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    NPS Features: Is National Pension Scheme (NPS) a Good Investment Option?

    NPS was implemented for government employees & later extended for the general public.

  • ELSS versus PPF for tax saving: Why the comparison isn’t right Jan 14, 2020 09:01 AM IST

    ELSS versus PPF for tax saving: Why the comparison isn’t right

    Depending on your goals and risk appetite, make a suitable investment choice

  • Here's how the new PPF rules will affect you Jan 13, 2020 11:52 AM IST

    Here's how the new PPF rules will affect you

    PPF has long been a popular savings and investment scheme among the masses for accomplishing goals such as children’s higher education, marriage, and even retirement.

  • Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for Jan-Mar quarter Dec 31, 2019 08:58 PM IST

    Small savings schemes: Govt keeps interest rates unchanged for Jan-Mar quarter

    The interest rate for the five-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been retained at 8.6 per cent. The interest on the senior citizens' scheme is paid quarterly.

  • Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments Dec 30, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments

    Since both VPF (as part of EPF) and PPF have long-term maturity periods, these are best-suited to act as retirement planning tools

  • Here are some lesser-known benefits of PPF Dec 20, 2019 11:08 AM IST

    Here are some lesser-known benefits of PPF

    A subscriber will not have to forgo the amount invested even if other assets are repossessed by lenders or have to be liquidated to pay off dues

  • How the new PPF rules affect your investments Dec 19, 2019 10:53 AM IST

    How the new PPF rules affect your investments

    While most provisions are part of the existing rule manual too, the recent notification has introduced a few modifications.

  • Steps to transfer your PPF account to a different bank or branch Nov 13, 2019 08:57 AM IST

    Steps to transfer your PPF account to a different bank or branch

    The PPF can be transferred across the country and the account can be moved across bank branches and post offices

  • Endowment/money-back policies: Inadequate insurance, low returns Oct 11, 2019 10:03 AM IST

    Endowment/money-back policies: Inadequate insurance, low returns

    Many buy these plans in a hurry and for the sole purpose of saving on taxes

  • Avoid depending on children for post-retirement money needs Oct 04, 2019 09:36 AM IST

    Avoid depending on children for post-retirement money needs

    You shouldn’t be basing your savings decision on the notion that your sons and daughters will take care of you in your non-earning decades

  • Small savings schemes | Finance Ministry leaves PPF, NSC interest rates untouched Oct 01, 2019 02:04 PM IST

    Small savings schemes | Finance Ministry leaves PPF, NSC interest rates untouched

    The move is especially expected to benefit small savers and senior citizens

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