How The Points Guy became the finance industry’s best content marketing channel

Content marketing is hot in finance, but it’s a blog about airport lounge access rules and retired airliners that’s become the industry’s favorite way to go to market. It’s called The Points Guy, a blog started by a former Morgan Stanley recruiter when he started flying all over the country looking for new talent. Fast forward seven years and the blog, known as TPG among loyalists, is read by a healthy few million a month — and has become the favorite content marketing channel for big banks. The site is…

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How to Check Your Financial Health and How to Decide When to Start Investing?

Saving your money and investing it smartly is the key to building wealth. All you need to know is a few basics, then develop a plan, and stick to it. Even when you start with a small amount, you may be able to take advantage of several investment opportunities. Here are three ways in which you may check your financial health and make changes as required. Check for contingency reserves Have you considered how you would meet your monthly expenses if you lose your regular source of income? This is…

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Know the difference between Mortgage Loan and Home Loan

We all are familiar with the concept of home loan. However, not all of us are used to the concept of mortgage loan and what all it covers! There is a very thin line between home loan and mortgage loan, and thus, the confusion prevails! Let us unfold the concepts of mortgage and home loans. Mortgage Loans It is the type of loan where the applicant has to provide property or some other real estate piece as a collateral to acquire the loan amount. It is nothing but a lien…

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Economics and finance as a career for science and tech students

The post-2008 crash business world has taken a quantitative turn, focused on data driven and analytics led search for uncovering complex feedbacks that operate in the highly networked economy. The modern economy is a network of multiple markets that connects individuals, small businesses, banks, corporations and governments. Understanding the architecture of the network and how feedbacks operate between these entities has become imperative for businesses. Since consumer choice is both informed and shaped by peer networks, understanding how feedbacks operate in this network of opinions and a perception has become…

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Private equity’s dirty finance secret

Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found here. https://www.ft.com/content/48d107b2-5fed-11e7-91a7-502f7ee26895 Tighter rules are required to stop private equity managers from artificially inflating claims about their performance, according to the largest association representing investors in buyout funds. The Washington-based Institutional Limited Partners…

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5 Prominent Features of an SIP Mutual Fund

SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) is one of the most considered tools by mutual fund companies to receive the investments and pay out the dividends. Be it senior citizens or youngsters; this investment plan provides benefits to all age groups. So, here are some of the features of SIP Mutual Fund. Remember your childhood days when you used to save small amounts of money just to purchase your favourite toy? Not to forget, probably this is the way how your parent’s integrated saving habits in you. Today, when you are earning…

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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Taking Loan for Buying Commercial Property

Loans for Commercial Properties are large transactions that one needs to be vigilant about. They involve large sums of money and hidden terms and conditions that make it very easy for you to overlook them. Here are top 5 mistakes that you should avoid when taking a loan for the commercial property. Investing in commercial properties is usually a wise decision on your part. There could be many reasons for the purchase of the new property like a tax efficient pension plan or expansion of your business etc. A mistake…

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Goods and Service Tax

India’s economy is largely dependent on its earning population; a large percentage of the salaried people in India fall into the middle-class category. This section of the population is the one that is most affected whenever there is a change in the government policies. Right from the time when the GST was announced by the Central Government of India up until the time, it was implemented, and even after, the revolutionary financial reform bill has been discussed by everyone. There has been a lot of discussion on how the new…

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Snapdeal SVP Business Finance quits ahead of Flipkart deal

At a time when as the merger of e-commerce firm Snapdeal with rival Flipkart remains uncertain, another senior executive Vivek Patankar has quit the firm, according to people privy to the development. Patankar was the senior vice president, business finance at Snapdeal and had been with the company for the last over two years. He was brought in at a crucial time when the company’s then chief financial officer Akash Moondhra had left. Snapdeal is in talks with larger rival Flipkart for a stake sale. The company has been undergoing…

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Small Business Owners, Have You Created a Rainy Day Fund?

You’ve got your emergency fund set up — three to six months of living expenses set aside for unexpected events — and you’re finally feeling a sense of financial security. But what, exactly, constitutes a financial emergency? We asked financial advisor Laura Scharr-Bykowsky for tips on when to tap your emergency fund and other advice on saving up for a rainy day. When Should People Tap Their Emergency Funds? Emergency funds provide peace of mind when there’s an unusual or catastrophic event in your life. Loss of income due to unemployment or…

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