Do I need a financial Planner?

this article will help you decide do you need a financial planner..

Bankers not treating you well? complain please….

If you are a Senior Citizen, everybody wants a piece of your money, so life is not easy. Having said that even if you are not a SC there are a lot of people who want all your money, what do you do? First of all, we all need a bank account, so it is […]

Financial Planner: Fees

Today every T, D, H and his aunty has become a financial planner. Largely it means they will provide you a cookie cutter questionnaire (if at all), mouth some brilliant one liners ( equity is for the long run, Hdfc Equity fund has a good long term track record, you must have a child plan […]

Rules of Investing: knowing not enough!!

Many of us know that there are rules of Investing. We also know that Rules are meant to be BROKEN. However whether you want to follow them or break them, there is no escaping knowing them! Here the aim is to warn YOU that  it is a complex world, and rules are not enough…… If […]

Give Money to your adult kids?

This is a touchy topic! Should parents give money to adult kids? Let us say for the following: Buying a car Buying a house Higher education Marriage For an expensive vacation (expensive because the kid cannot afford it) I do have strong views on this. Everybody should learn to live within their means. If you […]

Celebrities funds are poorly managed?

Recently we heard of Suchitra Krishnamurthy taking her advisor Hsbc to court over her funds being poorly managed. She may or may not win the case, but what is the learning for celebrities (and us too!!) from SK’s case? What could she have done differently if there was a second time around? Well here are […]

Financial planner: must he be qualified?

I am an anarchist and do not believe that Rules and Regulations are very important. In fact I do think that lawyers, accountants and even doctors exaggerate their educational processes. Having said that when I meet financial planners who do not understand: Indian Income tax – especially clubbing, scope of what is Income, the difference […]