Senior citizens please listen

When you are a 9 year old girl, your mother, elder sister, bhabhi, aunt everybody told you this: Do not talk to strangers Do not open the door of the house if you are alone. It does not matter who it is, just do not open. Do not talk to strangers even if it is […]

How much is enough?

  No, this is not a very philosophical post! Hindu mythology says a person should ask for alms only with his open arms. The person should give you food in your hand. A Brahmin is supposed to eat 3 times a day – both hands full. Scientifically this is also supposed to be the size […]

Teachings of Warren Buffet

  What Warren Buffet says about basic investing, spending, savings are so true, that MOST of us know it. However too many of us do not live it. So it is useful if once in a while somebody can just rejig the memory. If it does make a change in your life, thank HIM (I […]

Product Reviews

  Either Financial Service Companies are really worried about what some people like me think of them, or there has to be some other reason that I cannot understand. Two companies met with me in the last fortnight, and both meetings really had me a little puzzled. Unlike most other blogs/ websites I do not […]

Media’s ability to understand is limited….

Sorry, but recently the complete NON understanding of statistics by the media has happened too many times… When Mary Kom was playing her opponent the commentators kept saying ‘Mary Kom has not lost to the same opponent twice’.  On Sunday, 26th August, 2012, when India played Australia in the Under 19 World cup, the commentators […]

Net Worth Implosion: Equity and Real estate: Villains!

For most people who have seen a drop in wealth…and do not know what caused it. The most cruel impact the 2003-7 boom has had on people is they believe it can happen again. Subra, I am sure once more the market will move up 7 times in 5 years. We only do not know […]

Retirement worries…

Most people who talk to me are worried about 3-4 things in Retirement. Nobody seems to be worried about death – death is perhaps welcome once their ‘responsibilities’ are over. What worries them about retirement: a) Will we out live our corpus: apart from usage assets (assets that are held for usage, not appreciation or […]