Need info on Michigan Property taxes?

I’m from South Bend IN and considering buying a house in Niles mi…My parents said I probably shouldn’t because the taxes are so high…is this true? How do they assess property taxes there? I heard it was based on what you buy your home for, and they go up each year?

Need info about investment in NSCs?

Hi all, it’s investment time for me now. To save my taxes, gotta submit my investment proofs in office payroll division by 10th.

I am 21, have never done any investment before, just a simple savings/salary account. I was plannin’ to invest in these Investment/Insurance plans from companies like Max New York, ICICI Prudential. Then the market crashed and i didn’t do it at that time.

A Senior manager of mine suggested to invest in NSCs, according to him, its one of the very best and secured plus simple investment, unlike these other investment plans.

Can you plz tell me how to go about it, is it really that simple and secured, pros and cons, time for processing, interest rate, is it done through Post office, can i withdraw/increase the amount next year or is it like fixed for 2-3 yrs or more ? Any other feasible or better option.

I am planning to invest an amount between 50K and 1 Lakhs, at a minimum risk and i wanna keep it simple.

Thanks in advance..

I want info about mutual funds?

I am new in investing market.I want to invest money into the mutual funds ,But I not even know A B C of mutual funds,can anybody tell me
1) how much money should I have to invest in mutual funds
2) after what time it gives return
3) What is the meaning of High Risk and High return ?
4) where the mutual funds company invest our money ?

How hard is it to get a job at the World Bank or IMF?

im a finance masters from the US and want to get into the public sector in development banking or projects. i realize that these 2 employers are the best for the kind of exp im looking for. however im also aware that they’re tough to get into, but just wondering how to start and what kind of competition i mite be facing. any info on how to get a foot in the door is appreciated, even an internship is fine at this pt. a chance is all i need…esp during these times.