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Money Lessons
9th March 2018
Rains stopped play for a day in Mumbai yesterday. And some excellent human behaviour was at display. Everyone went to work. It was just drizzling a bit. When the drizzle became heavier and con continue reading
Equity Investing
31st March 2018
“You are a function of your choices” – says the Law of Karma. You could have multiplied your money 7 times or over 400 times, depending on the choices you made… on your Kar continue reading
Finance
31st March 2018
Tomato sold for Rs.100/- yesterday. A suburban branch of a restaurant chain increased the price of Idli vada to match that of their more premium outlet. When asked why, we were told – uniform continue reading
Finance
18th April 2018
Please find below an update on the key changes in tax laws applicable to Mutual Funds in the Union budget 2018: Long Term Capital Gain to be taxed at 10% without indexation on Equity Mutual Fund continue reading
Finance
23rd April 2018
My friends want to kill me for this and I won't blame them! I am a perfect party pooper! I was meeting some friends over dinner. One of them went super excited about how the markets have done i continue reading
Finance
23rd April 2018
“You totally confused him!” – said my colleague. She overheard the conversation I was having on the phone with this US based friend and was offering some unsolicited opinions. &l continue reading
Finance
24th April 2018
I rushed to the washroom and made that call. I tried hard to hold my tears till I was safely inside, and the moment the line connected I was between sobs and sniffles declaring that I wanted out. continue reading
Equity Investing
24th April 2018
Are you wondering if markets are good now to invest? Or are they over heated? Should you invest now or should you wait?   We financial advisers definitely know how to complicate. We say thi continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
The year that went by was as exciting as any other. What impacted us were.. Demonetisation – We know 86% of currency notes in circulation were tendered illegal. The common man stood continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
For a long time our grouse with the retirement benefit system in our country has been that it doesn’t do justice to both The time frame over which the employees build the corpus The need continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
Is it just me, or do you also want to do like a hundred things at the same time? On my agenda right now are - build a profitable practice, play monopoly with the kid,  continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
And it is not keeping a budget My number is Rs.65 crores. If I have this sum of money, my kid’s education, my holidays, my lifestyle upgrades would all get done. The super set of all my sm continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
Ever been on a roller coaster ride? It freaks us out, makes us want to throw up and reminds us of our long forgotten prayers. But the most amazing thing about it is, that it ends exactly where it s continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
A conversation with God goes like this… God – Beta, I am so happy with your tapas. Tell me what you want. Ask for 3 things. Bakth – I don’t want to work for anyone else continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
“How much profits / returns will this investment give?” is a question similar to the “will your dog bite?” question. It warrants a similar answer too.  You bet that is continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
“Will your dog bite?” I asked my friend as I entered her house to the background sounds of a barking beast. She paused and looked at me thoughtfully. And then said, “Actually I do continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
“Your shoes are lying here and I am going to throw them away now, keep your books where they belong, your bag are here again....…zzzzzzz.” You have tuned off already. If you have ev continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
I know how a dinosaur must feel. Yes, really. I was meeting someone over the weekend for tea - a senior executive at a large automobile manufacturer. The agenda was to meet the family to discuss th continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
Escape velocity – is defined as the lowest velocity which a body must have in order to escape the gravitational attraction of a particular planet or other object. I really have no business wr continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
Have you ever wondered why ‘personal finance’ sounds so very complicated? I’ll tell you. We just love to complicate things. There was a time when I fancied the process of co continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
Its funny for a woman adviser to wonder whether men should trust women with financial decision making? How is she making a living? I sometimes wonder too. Only about 23% of working women an continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
“Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results” – said Albert Einstein / Mark Twain / Ben Franklin / Rita Mae Brown / Bhuvana Shreeram. (This quote is continue reading
Money Lessons
27th April 2018
We are attempting an escape from the ‘neither here nor there’ middle class orbit. And launch ourselves on our way to the riches. And the new rules of money are the key. We saw them in continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
“Helloo… I am sorry????  Not everyone wants to be rich” “I am happy being not rich. I have been taught to be kind…. So I cannot be rich” “We don& continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
Maybe your giving habits are.. I was recently chatting up with a friend. The conversation turned towards money and investing and filing tax returns. He casually mentioned that he would rath continue reading
Equity Investing
27th April 2018
  The story cannot get weirder than this. We regularly meet fund managers of popular mutual funds. And the story we get to hear is pretty consistent. They say, “India is a long term b continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
I am convinced that mankind is regressing generation after generation. I am a living example. My thatha was a government employee, who used to proudly call himself “government servant&rdquo continue reading
Finance
27th April 2018
Last year I went on this awesome road trip. From Mumbai all the way to Bengaluru by road stopping over at Hubli, Chikmagalur, Coorg and Mysuru. Given my affinity to anything historic the trip had to continue reading
Finance
2nd May 2018
Wind in the hair, hands on her hips, chin up in pride, a casual smile on her lips. She is standing up to the raging bull on Wall Street. I don’t know if she has a name yet. People call here &lsq continue reading
Equity Investing
24th July 2018
Mutual Funds Kya Hai? Mutual funds sahi hai.. - the returns are higher, but risks are high too, we should do SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) to avoid the risks... you might have heard many such th continue reading
Equity Investing
25th July 2018
Hie! In the last blog we have talked about what is mutual funds. In this blog we will talk about what are the risks in mutual funds. There are 3 types of risks in mutual funds... okay actually 4 continue reading
Equity Investing
25th July 2018
Is your maid and milkan talking about Sensex yet? This was published in 2015 When every evening the news on TV or the ping on the phone says that stock markets closed in the green and scaled new continue reading
Equity Investing
25th July 2018
Stock markets are risky. I would not go there. Is there any other way? I hear that. Yes they are. Risky. In a year there is a good chance your investments will fall below investment value. To be continue reading
Finance
25th July 2018
My laptop had crashed. I visited one of the branded stores to buy a new one and something horrible happened there. You should listen to this. A sales person walked up and asked me, “Madam, continue reading
Money Lessons
26th July 2018
A vernacular TV show was rocking the internet are few days back. And people are stunned. It was a live show that interviewed young girls and their mothers about how weddings of girls shou continue reading
Money Lessons
30th July 2018
Hi Hope you are well.   Lately I have been meeting a lot of people wanting to retire early. A senior banker came in the other day to explore alternate career options. I have clients who sol continue reading
Money Lessons
17th August 2018
The one remarkable insight that gave me sleepless nights but helped me retire early.   Today I’m going to tell you a story. The story of my life, the story of something that changed m continue reading
Money Lessons
31st August 2018
Sing along in the tune of “Wheels of the bus….”   The wheels of the cycle go round and round  And what goes up always goes down…  What goes down, a continue reading
Money Lessons
7th September 2018
“When the alarm goes off early Monday morning and it requires every ounce of strength that you have to roll out of bed, you’re probably wondering if you could just hurry up and r continue reading
Finance
14th September 2018
That morning, he'd woken up on his own, not when an alarm clock told him that he had to. He'd read the news for 30 minutes, went on a 7-mile run, napped and "watched the ceiling fan spin continue reading
Finance
21st September 2018
3 things you need to do before quitting your job   Are you planning to quit your job and retire already?   Do this 3 things before you actually put in your papers? continue reading
Equity Investing
28th September 2018
In the last one week S&P Sensex fell about 1000 points and Nifty about 400 points. Headline news grabs are detailed analysis of why whatever is happening is happening.    Experts a continue reading
Equity Investing
5th October 2018
Types of equity investors when their portfolios are bleeding    The Freezer - They say - Freeze, don’t take any action or decision, stop taking phone calls, stops reading n continue reading
Equity Investing
12th October 2018
For some of you who are watching the markets, days like now look very scary.   For some, these are compelling opportunities.    I am personally breaking my fixed deposits an continue reading
Finance
26th October 2018
      What is your stress level I asked my friend? On a scale of 1 - 10, that would be 11 she said.   Living a rich life, building wealth are things I pursue with al continue reading
Money Lessons
2nd November 2018
My first job was with one of India’s largest automobile manufacturers. At the end of the first month of training in Mumbai, Delhi and Pune, most of us in our batch were eagerly looking forward t continue reading
Money Lessons
30th November 2018
Where to Invest – Gold   In 1947, when India Pakistan partition happened hordes of Hindus and Muslims, grabbed whatever little they could, dragged their children along and boarded bus continue reading
Finance
8th May 2019
OWNDZ!!!!!! continue reading
Money Lessons
10th May 2019