•With the financial year coming to end, most of us start the struggle of deciding what investments to make to save on taxes. However, it's important to understand your risk profile so that you can choose the right product. For example, if you are an aggressive investor, then equities could be your best bet, but if you're a more conservative sort, debt could suit you better. To know what kind of risk profile you have, click on this Mint report.
It's tax-planning time again, so it's time to brush up on what financial instruments will help you best in reducing your taxes. A Mint report suggests that the most important factor to consider when choosing a tax-saving instrument is your own risk appetite. Other factors to consider are the rate of return, liquidity, recurring payments and tax treatment of the accrued amount.
There are also possibilities of tax deductions on children's education fees, repayment of home loans and contributions to the Employee Provident Fund. Click here for more.
•What documents do you need for a home loan?
All set to buy that dream home of yours? Well, if you're planning to take a loan, be prepared for a lot of paperwork. Another article by Mint provides you with a list of documents you need when applying for a home loan.The most important document from the borrower's side is usually the salary slip, which is the proof of income and employment. The next important document is the bank account statement as this gives them an idea about your state of finances. Other documents like ration card and passport also may be required. Read the rest of the article here.
With a slew of delisting offers in the pipeline -- Alfa Laval, Carol Info, Patni Computers and UTV Software -- investors need to make a call on whether they should opt for the offer or not. Business Standard has a story on how to deal with delisting offers and discusses what happens if you decide not to surrender your shares to the company for delisting. Click here to read the article.
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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2014 16:47:59 IST