How to rectify error in your credit report

Credit score is given to you based on your ability to repay a loan. If your score is above 750, it is considered good. Anything below that is bad. Photo: iStockphoto Did you recently check your credit report and realize that your credit score is very low? If you haven’t paid you loans on time or if you have defaulted on your credit card payment, this is bound to happen. But what if it is an error? Or what if you were not aware about a credit card overdue amount…

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How to use your Form 16

If you are filing income tax returns, or ITR, keeping your Form 16 handy will make the process much easier. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Income The document helps taxpayer identify various income heads at the time of filing of income tax returns, or ITR. If you want to know your income details and have Form 16 with you, refer to Part B. There you will find salary, value of perquisites, profits in lieu of salary, allowance. All these together form your gross salary and indicate your income. Form 16 is a…

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Trapped in debt? Here’s how to get out of it

Once you get into the habit of using credit cards by paying the minimum amount, your free credit period is over. For all purchases from next month, you will be paying interest at the rate of 36-48% a year. Photo: iStockphoto Experts say debt usually has a major impact on emotions. Mounting debt can bring stress and unhappiness. However, the good news is if you deal with it systematically, you can get out of the trap sooner than you expected. If you are one of those who has been struggling…

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2018 BMW 6-series GT review, road test

Make : BMW Model : 6-series GT We Like Roomy cabin Excellent ride quality Strong petrol engine We Don’t Like Shape not to all tastes No diesel engine as yet Odd spare tyre position Remember the last-gen BMW 5-series Gran Turismo? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. Developed to complement the standard 5-series sedan, the 5GT promised to offer all that the 5 was renowned for in a more luxurious and spacious package. Trouble was BMW found few takers for the 5GT’s oddball design, and even in India, sales were limited at…

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2018 Ford Freestyle vs Maruti Ignis comparison

You’ll have to agree that the Ignis stands out in the Maruti Suzuki universe. It’s unique for its combination of tall-boy dimensions and a crossover-like stance. Sure, its looks will polarise opinions, but for buyers seeking a certain degree of individuality, the Ignis does a great job. Ford’s new Freestyle gets crossover-like styling cues, a raised and retuned suspension and a premium kit that adds a lot of flavour. Is the Freestyle the better cross-hatch, though? We’ve got the diesel versions of the two models and compared out findings. Dimensions…

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2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT review, test drive

  What is it? Another week and another model gets the option of an automatic transmission. This time it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that has just been launched with an automated manual transmission or AMT gearbox. The Brezza AMT’s launch comes close on the heels of the arrival of the Tata Nexon AMT, although it was showcased in the Indonesian motor show in 2016. But where the Nexon AMT is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, the Vitara Brezza is offered with the sole…

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The best — and worst — airports for on-time summer travel

Getty Images A passenger checks the departure board as flights at Miami International Airport are canceled. Travel delays have the ability to derail even the most perfectly planned vacation, and a new study reveals the best and worst airports for on-time summer flights. Financial website MagnifyMoney analyzed airport arrival data from the Department of Transportation for the 50 busiest U.S. airports between 2008 and 2017. It found that, despite blizzards and worrisome weather, slightly over half (52 percent) of airports have more summer than winter travel delays. Huge hubs with more summer…

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Travel Tricks Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Passengers stand in line to go through a TSA security checkpoint I have always spent extensive time traveling for business over the past 15 years.  Even prior to starting PK4 Media, I ran national sales teams with five U.S. offices and our parent company was based in the United Kingdom. Since launching PK4 Media in 2009, I have spent at least one week per month on the road.  In the process, I have lear ned every travel trick in the book to help make the trip comfortable and successful. For many…

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37 Witty Instagram Captions For Travel, Because Your Vacation Mode Is On

Travel is known as one of life’s greatest treasures. Once you hit the open road or get your passport stamped, you’ll never want to look back. Travel has the ability to transform your perspective. It shows you parts of the world you once dreamed of visiting, and introduces you to amazing people who will rock your world. Simply put, travel expands your little corner of the world into something much bigger. Many of us give into our wanderlust at one point or another, whether we’re visiting a tropical paradise or…

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Ford EcoSport Titanium S & Signature edition revealed in pictures before launch

Ford will soon launch two new variants of the EcoSport in the market. The new vehicles will be launched on the 14th of May in the Indian market. The latest pictures of both the upcoming variants of the Ford EcoSport show the cars parked at a dealership stockyard. Ford will launch both the vehicles together in the market to further push the EcoSport’s popularity in the segment. The Ford EcoSport Titanium S will be the most expensive variant in the line-up. It will get standard 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric…

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