Sins of Money Management

Money management is the whole process of getting wealthy and includes: earning, budgeting, spending, borrowing, accounting, taxation,  saving, trading, investing, etc……. So it is likely that some of the points here could be relevant to you but not to APPLICABLE at this point in time……but still please read on: 1. NOT knowing the difference between […]

You need a financial adviser….

All the articles in the financial services industry are written by people who have a vested interest in either the advisory business or in the sales business. By ensuring that you have an adviser there is a good chance that you will be nicely domesticated and beaten to submission. This will ensure that you say […]

Need holistic advisors please

When you go to a doctor you get a feeling that you have gone to a person who is completely ‘loyal’ to one school of thought. So you have a allopathy slave, a homeopathy slave, a unani slave…… NO DOCTOR has the patient’s good at heart? Not sure if it is too sweeping, but why […]

the regulator’s story…..

The most important thing about a regulator is he speaks in the language of the MOST powerful player. Period. So if it is RBI he will speak in the same tone as State Bank of India. If it is Insurance, it will sound like LIC and in case of mutual funds it used to be […]

Payoff Mortgage or Invest….continued

Let us take a real life case and see what is to be done when you have a lump-sum amount. Should you repay the loan amount or should you Invest that money? The sad part is YOU need to take a decision TODAY and you will be judged (you may be the judge) after 5, […]

Can I retire with Rs. 2 crores?

One reader (SR)  sent me some details like age etc. and asked me “Can I Retire, my age is 41 years”. Answers like ‘yes’ or ‘no’ is perhaps very easy to give. Completely irresponsible too. Let me explain. If I were a doctor and a 41 year old man came and said ‘this is my […]

Simplifying Mutual Funds….

Well I have no connection with the regulator unlike some of my esteemed friends. The regulator does not know me, and I doubt if he knows of my existence. I doubt it. So chances of him calling me for ideas about how to simplify the mutual funds for the common man are not just remote, […]