Family finance: Salaried Krishna needs to align investments with goals

P. Vamsee Krishna, 37 years, stays with his homemaker wife and two children, aged 10 and eight, in his own house, in Hyderabad. He is a software engineer, who brings in a salary of Rs 1.05 lakh a month. Besides his own house, for which he has taken a home loan and a top-up loan, he also has a plot of land. He is servicing the home loan and a gold loan with EMIs of Rs 19,200. His goalsinclude building an emergency corpus, saving for kids’ education and weddings, retirement, and…

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Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatically refreshes every few seconds. The tickets will also support NFC technology, allowing fans to enter venues through a “tap and go” experience. The company says ticket holders will later this year be able to add their contactless ticket to Apple Wallet, so they can enter a venue with their iPhone or Apple Watch. This…

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Prudential Singapore seeks collaboration with technology companies to chart the future of insurance

In a world that is seeing game-changing disruptions across geographies and sectors, Singapore has positioned itself as a centre of innovation. Much like India, the financial services industry in Singapore is also undergoing transformation. Today, the digital wave is changing the way we work. Several organisations in Singapore like Visa, PayPal, KPMG, DBS and more are working with technology companies to deal with the digital disruption. Prudential: Bridging scale-ups globally to enter the Singapore market Prudential, one of Singapore’s leading and longest-standing life insurers, is riding this transformation wave –…

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Paytm Expands Its Travel Biz With Acquisition Of NightStay

Noida-headquartered digital payments company Paytm has strengthened its travel business with the acquisition of Noida-based last-minute hotel booking app, NightStay for an undisclosed amount. The confirmation of acquisition comes nearly six months after reports surfaced thatPaytm may acquire NightStay for $20 Mn (INR 142 Cr). After the acquisition, NightStay founder Nasr Khan will lead the hotel-booking services at Paytm. NightStay: Why It Aligns With Paytm? Founded by Nasr Khan in December 2014, NightStay offers hotels an open and flexible option to provide flash accessibility on its app. Hoteliers can make their…

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Trump Follows Travel Cancellation for Pelosi With Same for Davos Delegation

President Donald Trump canceled the U.S. delegation’s trip to the global economic summit in Davos hours after he denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving payand to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday in a statement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was to lead the delegation, which was also to include Secretary of…

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Review: With the Project 8, Jaguar unleashes its most powerful sedan

Add the phrase “SV Project 8” to the end of its name, and the mild-mannered XE is transformed into a wild-mannered four-door track car. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is all muscles, sporting vents, grilles, aero aids and a not-inconspicuous rear wing. –Jaguar By Larry Printz, Tribune News Service 11:11 AM You’d have to be a child to believe that Superman could change into a suit, throw on a pair of glasses and not be recognized. If it were really that easy to hide someone in plain site, those…

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Duped With Tourist Over Work Visas, 14 Indians Stranded In Saudi Arabia

Twelve of the 14 stranded in Saudi Arabia are lodged in the jails of the nation (Representational) Shimla:  Fourteen Indians are stranded in Saudi Arabia with most of them in the country’s jails after two local travel agents allegedly sent them to work in the Middle East nation on tourist visas, police said. Now, their tourist visa has expired and they do not have work visas, they added. Of the 14 people stranded in Saudi Arabia, 12 hail from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district while two are from Punjab. Twelve of…

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Verizon gives discounts to emergency first responders with unlimited plans

Verizon introduces new discounts for those heroes of our local communities. State and city police, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers, and Fire department as well will all be eligible for Verizon discounts on their personal service accounts. Volunteers, current employees, and retirees will all be eligible. Those who qualify will get $15 off a single line of service per month, $35 for two lines, and $40 for three or more lines will be discounted per month. If you’d like to request the discount, you can log into your My Verizon…

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Motorola 2019 phones: Moto Z4 with S8150, new Moto G7 duo

There are new Moto phones cooking and will be ready for you to enjoy in 2019. The highlights will be a new flagship, the Moto Z4, as well as a couple of Moto G7 mid-rangers. That’s the story coming out of the rumor mill, anyway. The Moto Z4 promises to be a proper high-end phone with a Snapdragon 8150 chipset. That’s great to hear after the Moto Z3 proved a tad disappointing. Speaking of, the Z3 will be getting 5G MotoMod and there will be one for the Z4 too.…

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vivo Z1 Lite arrives with gradient color and vivo V9’s body

What a beautiful day for launching smartphones said a vivo executive, probably. The vivo Y95 appeared in the Philippines just as the vivo Z1 Lite was quietly listed at the company website today. It has the same footprint as the vivo V9 midranger but with a fancier back panel and less impressive cameras. The vivo Z1 Lite comes with a Snapdragon 626 chipset that has its octa-core CPU running at 2.2 GHz. There is 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage on board with a microSD slot for up to…

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