Retirement Mathematics: Toughest ever

What is so scary about retirement? The big worry that you will run out of money before you die. Rather you OUTLIVING your money. Is it a fear? I think it is a nightmare especially for those who do not have assets which they are NOT USING, children not doing well, and those women who […]

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. […]

Why do the Rich get Richer…?

You hear often ‘The Rich are getting Richer….’ have you wondered why? The main reasons: a. The power of compounding b. Income far, far greater than expenditure c. Understanding the Wealth Virtuous Cycle d. Ability to take risk e. Deep wealth buckets ensuring no asset class is ever reduced to zero In the real world […]

Investments, Savings or Expense?

  Every cheque that you write is either an expense, savings or investments. Sadly not everybody knows the difference between the three. In fact todays plan includes telling you that there are 2 types of investment too! OOPS, right? Ok..when you go to a hotel and pay for the food, it is an expense. This […]

Book for young earners…

My orientation¬† is to try to write LARGELY on wealth. I suddenly realized that to get wealthy you need seed capital (!!). For the real young ones who have JUST started earning (aged 22-25) they need to know about: funding buying an asset, credit cards, credit score, some career moves, educational loans, ….the real basics. […]

Best asset class for the coming decade?

Caveat: I do not know the answer. Caveat: I do not think I need to know the answer, I am happy with a 2% real return, for many of you that would be not a happy situation, perhaps. My requirements have gone down because of the past performance. Caveat: Nobody has an answer, and far […]

Earning well but poor…..part 3

  On the basis of some of the requests and comments, here are some of the examples that I see on a regular basis. These are not by themselves wrong, but in a combination of events, keeps a person poor: a. Refusing to use public transport: Public transport is not the best way to travel […]