Your daughter earns Rs. 44,612 per month as take home salary. You were initially very happy and proud about this. Then 3 months passed, you got her passbook updated, and noticed that she had a balance of 29, 643. You thought it was about Rs. 100,000 short đŸ™‚ What happened? Well there was a phone, […]

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Today sadly, there is no pension plan which meets all your requirements. For example Templeton and UTI (both asset management companies) have a pension plan – and it is a one size fits all type of a plan. Typically a pension plan should have various options at the ACCUMULATION stage – when a person is […]

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When I speak to well informed and educated investors (and advisers) the biggest retirement income worries seem to be the following: Market volatility, Regulatory changes, Medical expenses not covered by their medical insurance, Inability to maintain a complex portfolio beyond a particular age, Inflation and poor financial understanding. All these fears seem to be valid, […]

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this is reposted because i have written a sequel to this…and that will appear in a couple of days… When a young enthusiastic kid (she reads the blog and finds it embarrassing if her name is used!)  came up to me and said ‘Sir, if I have Rs. 10 crores in my life, I will […]

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This younger generation has no goals, no aims, nothing – we were so focused….so said a friend of mine. I am quite surprised and sometimes saddened when such remarks are made. Every generation has its stars, super stars, successful people, fraudsters, lazy bums, idiots,….in more or less the same quantities is the feeling I got. […]

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http://www.subramoney.com/personal-financial-planning-workshop/ Yesterday a friend pointed out an interview of Mr. Azim Premji in Economic Times. One quote was: “Subhiksha was unfortunate. I think it is a retail equivalent of Satyam. I think the media has completely ignored it, its a very interesting minefield for you. It is an out and out fraud, there is no […]

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I was sitting on a pile of sugar shares, and sugar is doing well. Frankly I think 2010 and 2011 are likely to be bullish for sugar mills profitability will only get better. The retail sugar price is unlikely to come down and this ensures good EPS. Given good eps and buying by institutions sugar […]

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