So you are 22 years of age and wish to invest in equities, right? Welcome to the very many people who wish to invest in equities, but do not know where to start. First things first. If you are doing a career in medicine, or are a lawyer or any other professional, chances are you […]

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Here is a Master Class of Investment Lessons…..I did this as a lecture for a few managers who communicate with HNI customers… Not necessarily in any particular order…you choose that yourself: 1. Write down an Investment Philosophy Statement like this: ¬†http://www.subramoney.com/2008/02/secret-of-successful-investing-philosophy-statement/ 2. Be clear about your financial goals – and understand that a market fall […]

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When you go to a financial planner you have some expectations, do you not? Let us see what are the legitimate expectations that you can have: – he should be able to articulate your goals more clearly. When you say “I want the best education for my daughter” he should be able to translate that […]

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What is a valentine post doing in a financial blog? Well , well, I should have said: Will you be my financial valentine? In this era of boys and girls earning equal amounts, both of them have equal responsibility in managing the money too. Obviously nothing in our education system teaches them this basic skill…and […]

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Hi I started my blog in Jan 2008 – so it is now 54 months old. Not some iconic passage of time! In the beginning there used to be 10-12 readers, now there are about 5k regularly and once in a while it peaks to 15000. This is normally because of some link by yahoo […]

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One reader has asked ‘How will I benefit by reading your book’. An honest answer is ‘I do not know’. This is because in life there are 3 important things in behavior change. First is knowing what is good for you (Learning – Saraswati), then finding a guru – means a person whom you respect, […]

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If on your way to prosperity you have accumulated many advisers how do you ensure that they are on the same page? Let me tell you the woes of one of my friends. Typically he has 3 Relationship Managers, one I F A, one Portfolio Manager, one C A who files the Income tax returns. […]

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