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Benefits of using Point of Sale (POS) software for small businesses

Are you still using a cash register and traditional methods to manage your retail operation business? If you have been hesitant in the past, though, there’s no better time to upgrade than now. POS systems are user-friendly and more cost-effective than ever. With a POS system, you’ll see benefits not just at the checkout in [&h...

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Redemption vs. Switching in Mutual Funds?

Redemption of Mutual Fund Unit vs. Switching in Mutual Funds? In the first week of July, the capital market regulator of India SEBI has provided a clarification finally ending speculations over whether any stamp duty shall be payable on the redemption of mutual funds. It asserted that no stamp duty shall be eligible on the redemption o...

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Introduction to NPS account

The National Pension Scheme (NPS) was introduced for salaried people in 2004 as an alternative to employee provident fund scheme to move from defined benefits system to defined contribution for retirement benefits. The scheme was extended to all the persons later on. Of late interest of people has grown substantially in NPS. Since subject...

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How to choose a better health insurance policy?

Q. How to choose a better health insurance policy? 1. Which plan to choose?  Floater Plan (aka Family Plan) Or Individual Plan The difference between the two is that Floater Plan gives one coverage amount for the whole family whereas in Individual Plan every person will get his own coverage amount. Q. When one should […]...

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Basics of Stock Market – Part-3

Current article discusses about Zero Coupon Bonds, Junk Bonds and Tax Saving Bonds. A zero-coupon bond, also known as an 'accrual bond,' is a debt security that doesn't pay interest (a coupon) but is traded at a deep discount, rendering profit at maturity when the bond is redeemed for its full face value....

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Secure data for business: What Federal Trade Commission, USA advises

“Start with security- a guide for business”, a publication circulated by Federal Trade Commission, Government of U.S.A. has survived 5 years since its publication in 2015 but referred by millions of businesses, both small and big repeatedly. Its advice, written in simple language but the most useful for implementation is being explain...

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Waterfall Structure of a fund

Definition Waterfall structure is basically the process or sequence in which a money is distributed in a fund. The waterfall implies that until and unless the first tier is full with the water i.e money will not fall into the next tier. The fund has basically two types of partners: General Partners: Also known as […]...

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Insurance in age of COVID-19: A Game Changer?

Insurance is a contract, represented by a policy, in which an individual or entity receives finance protection or reimbursement against losses from an insurance company. Insurance companies base their business models around assuming and diversifying risk. The essential insurance model involves pooling risk from individual players and redi...

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Letter of Credit and Force Majeure

Letter of Credit (‘LC’) is a very common document used in international trade. It is a letter issued by the buyer’s bank, guaranteeing payment to the seller upon fulfilment of conditions mentioned therein. Generally, these conditions are with respect to presentation of certain documents evidencing transportation/ shipping of goods. ...

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Basics of Stock Market – Part-2

Hello Readers, Hope you had read the 1st Part of Basics, if not, to click here read it. Basics of Stock Market – Part I Today, we will discuss about the types of Financial Instruments: As already mentioned in the previous part, the financial instruments are categorized into 2 parts: Debt based Instruments Equity based […]...

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