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GST Rate Finder App launched to help you check the new rate on your purchase on the go

GST Rate Finder App launched to help you check the new rate on your purchase on the go

Finance
The government on Friday launched an app called GST Rate Finder-- which as the name suggests, is your ready reckoner for all the tax rates that are to be levied under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) regime. "First app of its kind which would be a ready reckoner for public, for customers, for consumers, traders, students, anyone who wishes to have very handily (GST) rates available. So, if you are in a market, a restaurant or anywhere you can easily check what the (GST) rate is," Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) chairperson Vanaja Sarna said. The app is currently available on the Android platform, but will soon be made available for Apple's iOS users as well, the Finance Ministry said. The rates can also be accessed from the CBEC GST website. Once the GST Rate Finder app has ...
If you’re over 55, take this job and love it

If you’re over 55, take this job and love it

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Perhaps the best time to change up your career is when you're near its end.Close to one in five individuals aged 65 and over continues to punch the clock every day, according to the Pew Research Center. Meanwhile, more than half of Americans ages 50 to 64 are working and not retired, according to data from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.Indeed, older employees may continue working because they need to strengthen their finances.But 9-to-5 doesn't have to be a grind — if you plan for it, said Kerry Hannon, author of "Getting the Job You Want After 50 for Dummies.""If there's a kind of work that you want to move toward when you retire," she said, "it's important to give yourself time to try things out, get the skills and do the job first to see if it's somethi
4 money problems that didn't exist 50 years ago (and how to fix them)

4 money problems that didn't exist 50 years ago (and how to fix them)

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5 stunning stats about credit cardsIn many ways, the world is a better place than it was 50 years ago ... but it's certainly more complicated, especially when it comes to personal finance. While the multitude of financial tools we now have at our disposal can be extremely helpful, they can also make our lives considerably more expensive when we make poor choices about them. And even sound financial decision-making can't save you from all the money problems that plague us these days. Credit card debt While specialty credit cards such as the Diners Club card have been around for a while, general-purpose credit cards are a more recent addition to our wallets. The first general-purpose credit card, the BankAmericard (now known as Visa), appeared on the scene in 1966. In the years since, credit...
Hudco looks to revive retail home finance portfolio

Hudco looks to revive retail home finance portfolio

Finance
NEW DELHI: State-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) looks to revive its retail financing segment and will seek its board's approval for a roll-out plan next week.Hudco launched its retail finance window in 1998 and it now plans to expand the portfolio across the country, a senior official of the housing finance company said."Out retail finance portfolio Hudco Niwas has not been picking up in a big way as was expected. We are now going for the revival plan for Hudco Niwas."We are going to put up the matter with the board on July 11 where our roll-out plan will be presented to the board," Hudco Director Corporate Planning Nand Lal Manjoka told PTI.Retail financing will be done on a pilot basis first and if successful, it will be expanded across India, Manjoka said.Manjok...
Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,089.46 down -61.40 points

Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 6,089.46 down -61.40 points

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Shutterstock photoThursday's session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 6,089.46. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 1.95 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 3.37 to 1 ratio. There were 667 advancers and 2251 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 18 stocks reached a 52 week high and 27 those reaching lows totaled. The most active, advancers, decliners, unusual volume and most active by dollar volume can be monitored intraday on the Most Active Stocks page.The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -.9% for the day; a total of -50.91 points. The current value is 5,597.91. Tesla, Inc. ( TSLA ) had the largest percent change down (-5.58%) while Monster Beverage Corporation ( MNST ) had the largest percent change gain rising 1.66%. The Dow Jones index clo...