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Financial Planning

‘Endowment Plans are not bad’
D V Suresh of DVS Consulting says that surrendering an endowment plan just because it gives lower returns is not a good idea. He says that endowment plans can be safely considered as debt component in the asset allocation, instead of asking the client to surrender.
by D V Suresh, DVS Consulting, Hyderabad Aug 7, 2012
CFP group in Kolkata takes to the streets
The campaign receives a positive response, as prospects discuss their financial needs with planners.
by Pallabika May 22, 2012
Should you recommend five-star rated funds?
Distributors should do their own due diligence and not merely recommend top-rated funds.
by Ravi Samalad May 21, 2012
Formulating a financial plan for businessmen and SME owners
Maintaining wealth, providing for retirement and a comprehensive succession plan are the key elements of financial planning...
by Arpan Laha May 15, 2012
Your clients overlook liquidity at their own peril
Harish Rao of Simple Equation feels that liquidity is the most important attribute that is unfortunately often overlooked in investment selection.
by Harish Rao Apr 9, 2012
Getting your client to invest for his children’s future
Fortunately, quality education is still affordable in India. But are you confident to earn your client enough funds so he can gift his child the perfect education and career, 20 years down the line?
by iFAST Financial India Mar 28, 2012
Tax Bachao with IT Deductions
In this article we try to focus on the various tax benefits available under Sec 80C, 80CCF, 80D, 80G and 80E.
by Pinal Jain, Fundsupermart.com Jan 31, 2012
Financial planning has a lot to do with inter-personal skills
Mukund Seshadri of MS Ventures takes us through four vital inter-personal skills essential to be a good financial planner
by Mukund Seshadri Jan 15, 2012
The importance of asset allocation
CFP and owner of MS Ventures, Mukund Seshadri talks about the importance of asset allocation in reaching investor goals
by Mukund Seshadri Dec 6, 2011
Financial planning for special need families
Jayshree Pyasi talks to acclaimed financial planners for pointers on planning for special need families
by jayshree Nov 24, 2011
Ban gaya Crorepati! How to help them remain one?
Coming in to sudden wealth is an overwhelming experience and they need to be guided and advised differently
by jayshree Nov 12, 2011
In evaluating past performance, look beyond numbers
IFAs need to consider many other factors and not just numbers, says Amit Trivedi. Read on to find out what these factors are
by Amit Trivedi Nov 11, 2011
From a failed product pusher to a financial planning guru
Network FP's first annual conference attracted the top 140 practicing fee based financial planners
by Ravi Samalad Oct 25, 2011
IFAs caution investors to stick to asset allocation
Investors are getting jittery in the current market conditions but IFAs are asking them to stay invested
by Pallabika Oct 14, 2011
‘Be persistent in getting your investors to start investing in their late 20s and early 30s’
With rising inflation, increased medical expenses and no regular salary slips, it becomes important to be adequately prepared for retirement.
by Mukund Seshadri Oct 9, 2011