i wrote this article for some website / magazine..not sure which Reuters perhaps…. You have just crossed your 24th birthday when you’ve gained the education and/or skills you need for the career you’ve chosen, and you’re earning money and learning how to handle it. Ok, ok you are not in your twenties but are in […]

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Let me first tell you who is a successful Investor! Who is a successful Investor? To be a successful investor do you: 1. Have to beat the index? 2. Perform better than Warren Buffet, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Prashant Jain? Uh…. 3. Get better returns than your classmate, brother in law, friend…(Relative’s return?) NO. To me there […]

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Last week I was speaking to one of the bright kids I work with. For practical purposes let us call him George Orwell. This kid (25 years old)  was born in 1984 and has just started on a nice salary. He spends well but can put away a nice amount on a regular basis, but […]

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Yesterday I ran the Standard Chartered Marathon. Maybe I used the wrong verb – I walked much more than I ran. However, there were some lessons. I had done the marathon in 155 minutes in the previous year (year 2008) and set myself a target of 145 minutes for this year’s marathon. However my sincierity […]

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Animal Planet may well be the best channel to watch for investments! Surprised? Well, considering that investor behaviour resembles that of herds, it does not sound all that unreasonable. After all, in 2001 we found it hard to convince them that it was worthwhile to invest in equities. Now in 2008, it is hard to […]

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