Physical gold: Buying jewellery and gold coins is still one of the most popular modes of investing in gold. But holding gold in physical forms comes with two main disadvantages. Apart from the additional cost incurred for safekeeping, buying physical gold also comes with purity-related concerns. Additionally, one may also face challenges in accessing physical gold stored in bank lockers or selling it during a political turmoil or natural disaster. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to invest in gold now?
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Insurance is your most trusted ally while dealing with emergencies that can come knocking anytime. While a term plan provides your dependents with a large financial cushion in your absence and helps them take care of their needs, health insurance prevents out-of-pocket expenses and a dip in savings in case of a medical contingency. … [Read more...] about Roadblocks to financial independence and ways to overcome them
How can visuals or longer-form storytelling come into play? For example, you don’t need to share your deepest secrets by putting your entire journal online for the world to see, but if you can look through your entries and put together a few paragraphs about how journaling helped you make sense of your place in the world amid all the chaos, those would be worth sharing. Or if you spent your spring and summer devoted to a new craft or skill, you can show progress pictures or vlogs alongside an account of the obstacles you overcame, why this project was important, and what lessons you learned. … [Read more...] about Why we need to redesign résumés for the COVID era and the future of work
The entire promotions industry with coupons started off in the West as always and it peaked in early 1990s at about 8 billion redemptions in the USA alone. However things have diluted now and it is merely about a third of this number last year. On the other hand, mobile couponing is growing. Essentially companies in India will increase the budget for mobile marketing from this year for sure given the shift in consumer behaviour. Shoppers Sop, Westside and Lifestyle chains are already into it. Besides, we copy and paste what worked and innovated abroad. Based on overall reach of mobile phones in India, where there are more mobile phones than there are toothbrushes, this growth can be exponential in the coming years. While overall mobile marketing budgets will shoot up, how much of it will be utilised specifically for mobile coupons is hard to say. … [Read more...] about Why brand promotions should move to M-coupons
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Innerwear maker VIP forays into making COVID-19 masks