A few days ago I posted some money management rules which had changed…so here are a few more: Most of the rules are what you have heard…or will hear. 1. A. Stay away from equity. 1.B. New Rule: Staying away from equity will ensure that your portfolio is well short of meeting your retirement requirements! […]

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  One person came to me saying ‘This is a financial plan that my planner has done, is it good?’. The plan was elaborate – cash flows for 10 years into the future, what product for each goal, rate of return assumption, – all this was there. It ran into 59 pages and could be […]

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  When I say parents put kids in EMI traps, I mean the guys (like me) born in the 1950s, 60s whose children have started earning….and sadly turn to their parents for advise. Well it happens like this… A guy born in the late ’70s or early ’80s starts earning. He first goes and buys […]

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A few days ago I did a post about risk….here are some solutions.. 1. If husband and wife are working in the same industry or worse in the same company, try to change the situation, NOW. 2. Take a stand alone or a floater MEDICAL INSURANCE¬† policy for say Rs. 3 lakhs for self and […]

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Many of us pretend to understand risk and think we are fully prepared for it. Wrong. Most of us are hoping that since our parents did not face risk, we will not face risk. Let us look at some of the risk which we pretend will not happen to us, because so far it has […]

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If you went back in time, most ‘middle class’ people were spending a big fortune of their income on ‘essentials’. Imagine in the 1980s – a person earning Rs. 5000pm (almost a HUGE salary!) – could have been spending Rs. 2000 a month on household expenses. This was about 40% of the take home salary. […]

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  Many people ask me- will I be able to do financial planning myself? My answer is sure, but if you are a student of financial planning or the head of research in a pharmaceutical company trying to do your own financial planning, you need to know the following things before you start.¬† Just check […]

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