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Money With Monika Season 2, Episode 5: A guide to mutual fund SIPs

A systematic investment plan, or SIP, is a route to a mutual fund and not the mutual fund itself, explains personal finance expert Monika Halan in this episode of Money With Monika.An SIP is similar to a recurring deposit (RD) in a way that it cultivates a savings habit, but they differ in returns. RDs result in fixed returns but SIPs are market-linked. Choose an SIP over lump sum investment to reduce market risks as it gives you the benefit of rupee-cost averaging, she says. Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of 'Let's Talk Money'. Watch the full video for more.

Money with Monika Season 2, Episode 4: When’s the right time to invest in MFs

There is no perfect moment to start investing. Just start, says personal finance expert Monika Halan in this episode of Money With Monika. It takes very little to start investing as much as just 500/month in a mutual fund SIP, adds Monika. She explains to viewers why investing early will allow them to reap the benefits of compounding over the long term. Monika Halan is consulting editor with Mint and author of 'Let's Talk Money'. Money With Monika is a weekly personal finance show published on livemint.com

No long lasting impact of 2019 elections on markets: Credit Suisse’ Neelkanth Mishra

In an interview with Livemint.com, managing director and India equity strategist of Credit Suisse Neelkanth Mishra talks about how market volatility will continue to persist in the year 2019. He adds that the upcoming general elections will not really have a long lasting impact on the markets. Impact of election on the markets shouldn't be overemphasized, he observes. Mishra also gives his insight into how India is becoming an expensive market for overseas investors and more. Watch this edition of Mint Insight for the full interview

Money with Monika Season 2, Episode 3: How debt mutual funds work

In this episode of Money With Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan delves into the importance of having debt mutual funds in your investment portfolio. Debt funds are flexible, she says, and are good for various shorter term goals but can be difficult to understand. 'You can choose to invest in a conservative balanced fund if you want the safety of bonds with a flavour of equity,' she adds. Monika Halan is consulting editor of Mint and author of 'Let's Talk Money'

Money with Monika Season 2, Episode 2: Mutual funds versus direct stocks

In this episode of Money With Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan talks about the benefits of choosing a mutual fund over direct stock investments. Investing in mutual funds is far safer than putting all your money in one stock, she says, as the chances of failure of an entire basket of stocks are next to none. In short, hedge your bets for maximum returns at minimal risk. Monika Halan is consulting editor of Mint and author of 'Let's Talk Money'.

Money With Monika Season 2, Episode 1: Mutual funds guide for beginners

Why mutual funds? That's the question personal finance expert Monika Halan, consulting editor of Mint and author of 'Let's Talk Money', answers in this episode of 'Money with Monika'.Mutual fund investments do come with risks, she says, but it's a gamble worth making for a diverse, and more lucrative, investment portfoliobe it for a seasoned investor or a beginner taking her first steps in financial planning. See mutual funds as a buffet, Monika Halan says, and invest according to your taste.Money With Monika Season 2, Episode 1: Mutual funds guide for beginners

Elon Musk needs to relax: Arianna Huffington on his 80-hour week schedule

In a video interview with Livemint, Arianna Huffington, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, talks about how one's well-being is critical to entrepreneurship. Elon Musk needs to relax and spend time with his 5 children, says Arianna on the businessman's comment about working long hours. Musk in an interview had said that you can only change the world if you work 80-hours a week. In the interview, Arianna Huffington also throws light on how entrepreneurs need to look at sustainable outcomes and not just short- term exits. The businesswoman known for bringing scale to blogging through her venture Huffington Post is keen on building Thrive Global as a multi-billion dollar business.

Money with Monika Season 1, Ep. 6: How to raise financially savvy kids

In this week's episode of Money with Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan offers tips and tricks to raise financially prudent kids.Should you and your spouse discuss your next big purchase in front of your child? Monika suggests having informed discussions this way will subconsciously train your child in financial prudence.Money with Monika is a weekly personal finance show that answers your queries on all investment matters. Money with Monika, Consulting Editor of Mint and author of Let's Talk Money, takes you through the various avenues of savings open to you - deposits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance and pension funds.

Money with Monika Season 1, Ep. 5: How to spot dubious investment plans

In this week's episode of Money with Monika, we tell you how to spot dubious investment schemes and precautions you should take while evaluating investment options. Money With Monika is a weekly personal finance show that answers your queries on all investment matters. In Episode 5, personal finance expert Monika Halan tells you if schemes that sound too good to be true are actually good or just plain dubious. Halan also tells you the four questions you must ask before you opt for a lucrative investment plan.

Money with Monika Season 1, Episode 4: Why life insurance is not an investment

Money with Monika is a weekly personal finance show that answers your queries on all investment matters. In Episode 4 of Season 1, personal finance expert Monika Halan decodes the utility of life insurance as an investment product. She says that it is crucial to analyse returns on life insurance as tax breaks are available on other investment products too. She also differentiates between the utility of a term plan versus a bundled plan. Monika Halan is the consulting editor of Mint, and author of 'Let's Talk Money'.

Money with Monika Season 1, Episode 3: Calculating returns from real estate

In Season 1 Episode 3 of Money With Monika, personal finance expert Monika Halan discusses the returns from investments in real estate versus the stock market. People must weigh their realty investments against both regular returns and profits, she says, and investors must calculate their 'yield' from real estate investments. Monika Halan is the Consulting Editor of Mint, and author of Let's Talk Money.

Meet Elon Musk’s new boss at Tesla

Tesla Inc on Thursday said board member Robyn Denholm will replace Elon Musk as its chair, more than a month after the billionaire had to step down as the electric-car maker's chairman as part of a settlement with US regulators. Tesla had until 13 November to name an independent board chair under the settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which said Musk's tweets about taking the company private were fraudulent and that the billionaire could retain his role as CEO but should quit as the chair.

The other countries in this category along with India are Japan, South Korea, China, Mexico and Argentina. Photo: iStock
The other countries in this category along with India are Japan, South Korea, China, Mexico and Argentina. Photo: iStock

India low on global pension index; proactive regulation can bring meaningful change

A study says steps like introducing minimum level of support for the poor can lead to increase in India's index value

Mint Insight: Decoding impact of NBFC liquidity crisis on real estate sector

The ongoing crisis in non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) post the IL&FS default is likely to make things even more difficult for developers, say experts. Post the banking system's freeze on real estate funding due to rising non-performing assets, NBFCs and housing finance companies (HFCs) were the sole source of funds for the cash-strapped developers. Now, however, NBFCs themselves are struggling and their loan disbursals to developers have slowed down significantly. According to S. Srinivasan, Managing Director, Kotak Investment Advisors, the funding to developers will be seriously impacted which will result in a shake-out in the industry segregating the serious players from the non- serious ones. Srinivasan further added that the real estate industry has now become real in the literal sense of the term as lot of non- serious players will be washed away. The Mint Insight series takes a deep dive into hot button topics that impact business and economy.