Consider These 7 Things Before You Invest

Investing and planning for the future can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider in creating and managing your portfolio, and you may find it difficult to find a financial professional you trust for unbiased advice. That’s why Monument Wealth Management, as an independent registered investment advisor, has prepared this list…

Share

How to Use Excel to Calculate the Rate of Return

In this series, aimed at easing your financial calculations, we have covered several aspects of planning. We looked at different Excel functions that help in estimating the future value of investments, both for constant and varied interest rates, computing loan EMIs, and estimating the time frame to reach a financial goal. In the concluding part…

Share

All About ELSS Investment

Equity-linked saving schemes are among the options that are eligible for tax benefits under Section 80C. Here are some facts that will help you make better investment decisions. 1) What are the tax benefits? Up to Rs 1 lakh invested in ELSS funds in a year is eligible for deduction under Section 80C. However, unlike…

Share

10 best tax saving investments for 2016

Multiple options. Contradictory advice. And a deadline that’s approaching fast. Many taxpayers find themselves in this situation at the beginning of the year when they have to make tax-saving investments. Are you also confused? Before you make a choice, go through our cover story to know which is the best option for you. We have…

Share

Sachin Tendulkar invests in Smartron India

Sachin Tendulkar has become a shareholder and brand ambassador of domestic original equipment manufacturer Smartron, the cricketer said in a statement on Tuesday. The company is set to launch a slew of smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) products for consumer and enterprise markets in the first quarter of 2016-17. Tendulkar in the release…

Share

The Seven Deadly Sins of Investing

It has been nearly five years since the depths of the U.S. financial crisis, and investors have learned a lot since then. Or have they? Despite the downturn that left many investors reeling from losses on everything from real estate to the stock market, when it comes to investor behavior—those hard-wired instincts that drive us…

Share

The Final Days of the Bitcoin Foundation?

Bruce Fenton, executive director at the Bitcoin Foundation, opened its Dec. 15 board meeting with a sense of urgency: “We need additional funds if we wish to retain employees.” The numbers didn’t look good. In two years, the foundation had seen at least $7 million evaporate. As of Nov. 30, its total assets stood at…

Share

Berkshire Hathaway unit buys Free Lance-Star Newspaper

The newspaper unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Thursday said it purchased The Free Lance-Star, a newspaper in Fredericksburg, Virginia, from Sandton Capital Partners. BH Media Group did not disclose terms of the purchase, which also included Print Innovators, a commercial printer that prints the newspaper and other publications, the unit said in…

Share

2015 – A Recap

Doing this recap business for the 8th year running… 1. Got married to the love of my life after being in a relationship with her for more than a year and a half. Love the feeling of being in love. 2. For the second year running, read just 2 books.  But read a lot of…

Share