Finance

What are the Changes in Income Tax Slab for AY 2017-18?

The Union budget for the year 2017-18 witnessed several changes regarding the income tax slab. However, there are no major changes in the budget for the current financial year, 2018-19, that have been discussed in detail in this article. What are the Income Tax Slabs for AY 2017-18 and AY 2018-19? There are two income tax slab rates for different taxpayer categories. The two major categories include individuals and HUFs, and businesses. The sub-categories under the category Individuals and HUFS include: Male and female individuals below 60 years of age Senior citizens above 60 years of age Super senior citizens above 60 years of age The sub-categories under the category businesses include: Co-operative society Firms and local authority Domestic company What are the Income Tax Rates for Individuals and HUFs? For the financial year 2017-18, SHEC levies 1 percent and education cess of 2 percent. Applicants should take note that…

Modern Ways To Manage Money

Financial wellness is the big word on the lips of many business owners, The link between secure finances and positive mental health is driving employers and businesses to help employee’s state of mind. This affects both ends of the wealth spectrum, too, from those worrying how to spend their fortune to those struggling with debt. It’s good news, too. Mental health awareness is ever improving and technology to enable you to make the right choices is developing at breakneck speeds. Improved financial security assurance and assistance programs are conducive to giving you a sense of security, and even more is being done to help you manage your money – 21st century style. Establishing your baseline Three main factors influence your financial decisions throughout life. Incoming, outgoing and credit availability. Two of these are pretty straightforward, and a simple budget – yes, simple – can quickly account for these, when stuck to rigorously. Credit can…

Examples of HOA Restrictions

Nobody likes to be told what to do, but sometimes the rules are there for a reason. Homeowners Associations, commonly known as HOAs, are known for having some of the strangest, strictest, or silliest rules anyone’s ever had to follow. While lots of HOAs have crazy rules, most of them have restrictions aimed at keeping everyone in the association happy and neighborly, while protecting property values. But in what areas does the HOA have power? Here are some examples of rules and restrictions commonly seen in HOAs: 1.House color and appearance. HOAs tend to have rules that concern how things look. In some HOAs, people can only paint their houses certain colors and have to maintain a neat front lawn at all times. An HOA that has these rules can fine someone that lets their lawn get ragged or neglects the paint job on their home until it starts to…

3 Tips for Selling Your Business

Congratulations – you’ve made a business that’s viable enough to consider selling, the truth is that’s no small feat and probably took a lot of work to get to that point, so kudos to you. When you’re preparing to sell a business, there’s a lot of stuff you need to do before betting that point, in order to make sure you get the best possible market price for your business. Here are my 3 tips for selling your business: 1. Compare it to the Market If it’s an online business, compare it to other businesses in the market to see what kind of sale price you can expect. Often there are some standard rules for how much to expect for an online business, such as 5x annual income as an example. It will depend on a number of factors, but doing some research online to see what other online businesses…

Amazing food and drinks deals before Christmas

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but… it’s Christmas!!! Yes, dust off the giant roasting tin, because the season of goodwill is upon us! In the weeks (or months for you organised lot among us) leading up to the main event, savvy shoppers spend hours researching where to get the best deals for those special gifts. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve realised I don’t give the same level of scrutiny to the prices of the food and drink I buy. With the average UK family predicted to spend £174 on food and drink for Christmas Day alone this year, maybe it’s time I did some digging… There are some great money saving tools available at MySupermarket. This site features a basket comparison tool, allowing you to see where you’ll get the best deal on your Christmas food shop. You can view the latest top offers, and suggested alternative ‘swap…

Making Extra Money While Traveling

When you spend time reading travel and finance blogs around the internet, you start to notice that a lot of people seem to be traveling a great deal of the time. How. Do. They. Do it? Most of us have many reasons why we can’t travel very often at all, much less for months at a time. We’ve got jobs, kids, mortgages, clubs, friends, and all manner of other things that tie us to a specific region. The main reason why we can’t see ourselves traveling a great deal (at least for most of us) is that this would be a quick and reliable way to go broke. Travel is expensive, and when we travel we can’t work for income, right? Wrong. Today, more people than ever are working online, or identifying other methods of creating income on the internet even without checking in with a traditional employer. One of…

Steps in Renovating a Bathroom

If your bathroom needs some work, you may be ready to give it an overhaul. But you can’t just jump into a renovation- you first need a plan. Whether you’re doing it yourself or relying on bathroom contractors, here are some tips for renovating your bathroom: Step 1: Make your budget Before you begin renovating, you need to have a good idea of the steps you need to take. The first thing you need to do is determine your budget for the renovation. Consider how much you’re willing to spend, and ensure that this includes a few hundred extra, just in case you go over your expected costs. Write down this number, and be prepared to stick to it- it’s easy to go over this when you’re looking at different options. Step 2: Find inspiration If you’re the Pinterest type, now’s the time to start a board with the bathroom…

What Factors Influence the Dow Jones Index?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a major U.S. index alongside the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, and is one of the world’s oldest stock market indices, having first been created near the end of the 19th Century. Comprising 30 of the largest and most influential companies in the United States, including renowned companies such as Apple, Caterpillar, Nike, and Walt Disney, the index is closely monitored by traders from all over the world. It is considered a key benchmark for measuring the health of the U.S. economy. In 1882, the Dow Jones & Co was founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser, this index had to represent the most active economic sectors in the U.S., so at first, it consisted of transportation companies. It was only in 1896 that Charles Dow decided to create the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index as we know it today,…

Septic Tank Emergency: How to Spot It and What to Do about It?

If your home has a septic system, you will have to deal with septic tank emergencies sooner or later. So, how do you recognize an emergency? Well, if you want to avoid having problems, consider following these septic tank maintenance tips https://theinspectorscompany.com/san-diego-septic-systems-maintenance-tips/. There are some signs, both inside and outside your house that your septic tank is not faring great. If you can recognize these, you can help yourself by repairing the damage before it get out of hand. In Your Home The first signs of trouble can be noticed inside your house. The sooner you catch the problem, the cheaper the repair is going to be. The most noticeable sign of septic tank problems is draining. If your toilet is taking a long time to drain, especially if this is something new, your septic tank may be at risk. It’s not only the toilet that might indicate the problem.…

6 Quick Ways to Spruce Up Your Office

Are you working from a home office? Are you still in a traditional office? Either way, you need to consider how much time you spend in your office each day, week, month and year. You may be surprised by how much time you’re really there, especially when you factor in over time and extra hours. Many of us don’t even spare a second to think how we could make our office more inviting or more comfortable. But the simple truth is a few quick changes around the office and we can be left feeling more upbeat, more motivated and more comfortable. I suffer from back pain and never really connected the dots between my old office chair and how much pain I’ve been in lately. This inspired me to spruce up my office and was the reason I came up with this post idea. For my tips on 6 quick…

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