Archive for the 'Budgeting' Category

Living on a budget

this article on budgeting appeared in www.moneycontrol.com long back. INCOME: Rs 100, expenses Rs 99, life is fine. Income: Rs 99, expenses Rs 100, life is in despair.     (Due apologies to Charles Dickens!) There used to be a time when it was advisable to have regular health checkups when you 45. Now, it’s closer to […]

You must invest at least 10% of your salary!

a variant of this appeared in www.moneycontrol.com DATE OF ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 2007….NOW we are in 2013….please adjust all dates accordingly… Normally people invest to get returns. No doubt, everyone invests for returns. That magic figure governs the fate of all investment products. The logic in people’s minds is simple: The better the returns, the more […]

What is safe leveraging?

Let us get it right, the real rich do not borrow. Never ever for personal expenses, buying assets or personal INVESTING. Borrowing and investing is a very foolish thing to do for most people. Will a Mukesh Ambani or a Kumar Birla take a personal loan to buy shares? Tough to answer this question? No. […]

Budget views of a Life Insurance player…

Here is the uncensored, unedited view of Aviva India…..my views you have already read right? well read on…. Union Budget – Reaction from TR Ramachandran, CEO & MD, Aviva India Mr. Finance Minister, through this budget, has tried to give a big push to infrastructure, incentivise savings through financial instruments and property particularly at the […]

Brilliant views on the Budget 2013

Subramoney was the only blog which did not have a view on the most important media event of the day at 11am. So I decided to write my views (at 8 pm Wednesday) on PC’s budget to be presented on Thursday…here it is. It is the only post (I challenge you) to have such a […]

New Year Resolutions cannot work

Ok having given such a negative spin to resolutions, I need to tell you HOW it works, right? Well a resolution does not work unless it is a resolution helping you towards a goal. So much before the resolution is made, a goal has to be created. Clearly goal setting sounds simple -but is extremely […]

How to live within your budget?

US Fiscal Cliff simplified for everyone. This puts things into a much better perspective as to the present US economic situation.. Lesson # 1: * U.S. Tax revenue:      $ 2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget:        $ 3,820,000,000,000 * New debt:        $ 1,650,000,000,000 * National debt:      $14,271,000,000,000 * […]