Raktim Sharma

    Raktim Sharma

  • Find finance exciting? Here are some career options for you to choose from

    Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant, as Phineas Barnum memorably said. However, with a professional career in finance, you can tame this famously terrible master with relative ease. Here are a few sub-branches of finance that you can consider as a career option.

  • How do influencers make money on Instagram?

    An influencer is a person who has a large, and often loyal, social media following. They are in a position to use this mass reach to influence followers and earn money by associating themselves with brand promotion activities. Although Instagram influencers are the most widely spoken of, they may be users of any other social media platforms as well. If you are an Instagram influencer with a million followers, posting a picture in a Gucci dress can influence the followers to buy the same brand. Guess what? Brands know this, and many are willing to pay you to post such images!

  • 5 personal finance podcasts to help you get better at managing your money

    Podcasts are a convenient way of listening to voices that matter, on topics that matter to you. Looking for guidance on personal finance and how to manage your money better, here are some useful podcasts you can subscribe to and up your knowledge in this area:

  • What do investment bankers do?

    Investment bankers help their clients and organisations buy or sell strategic assets, raise funds, and advise them on financial decisions. It is one of the most rewarding professions in the financial domain and is just as demanding as a profession. Let us look at the kind of activities where you will typically find an investment banker involved. In terms of major activities, there are two key tasks that investment bankers do.

  • 10 inspiring Indian women in business and what's unique about them

    Passion, grit, and resilience motivated these incredible women to etch their name as the most successful business women in India. Let’s explore their story and what makes them unique:

  • What is blockchain technology? How does it work?

    A block in the blockchain is a series of transactions. Such blocks together form the blockchain, which is a system that records the information of these transactions. The blockchain system is highly secured and considered to be impossible to alter or hack. As more and more people participate in blockchain transactions, their transactions are added to the blocks’ series. A ledger is maintained for each of these participants, which is maintained in a decentralised database, known as the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

  • How to save tax in the financial year?

    Wondering how to save taxes this financial year? Here is a simple guide: Financial year and tax planning Income tax is calculated on the income you earned during a financial year. As the financial year 2020-21 approaches, this could be the right time for you to plan and find out how much tax you can save. Starting this year, you can opt for the old tax regime and avail tax benefits, or opt for the new regime to forgo tax benefits but enjoy lower tax rates.

  • How to ace your first job interview?

    A first time for anything can be difficult. If it is a job interview, the anxiety and expectation can leave you a bit unnerved. But you have to remind yourself that job interviews happen all the time, and you can put the best foot forward by staying calm and composed.

  • Can SIPs' yield high returns if you have not actively monitored your investment?

    While it may not be a good idea to forget about your long-term SIP investment, traditionally such investments have shown good returns and almost no downside risks. A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) ideally intends to meet your long-term financial goals. It is a market-linked investment, particularly if it has a higher equity weightage. So, not paying attention to the growth altogether is not recommended.

  • World's 10 greatest investors

    Here's a look at the journeys of some of the greatest investors of all times who have not shied away from taking risks, but have rather manipulated it to work in their best advantage such that the world has the wealth of knowledge to dip into.

  • How many people in India actually pay income tax? How this affects the economy?

    The number of taxpayers in India is reportedly 1.46 crore, as confirmed by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in a tweet. This is a small number when you take the total population of 130 crore into perspective. CBDT further clarified that one crore taxpayer reported income between the range of Rs 5-10 lakh, while only 46 lakh reported over Rs 10 lakh.