Do I need a financial Planner?

this article will help you decide do you need a financial planner..

Simplyfying finance: Chapter 1

Yesterday I got 2 mails / comments one said a. your blog is too simple and the second b. your blog is too complicated. I could not agree more. This is like being asked to speak to school – and all the kids from class 1 to class X being the audience. It is really […]

Advising friends is dangerous too!

  Sometime in 1994 a friend wanted to keep some money in a fixed interest bearing instrument. The amount was about Rs. 15000. He kept it in one company – let us call it Company A. Sometime in 1999 I was surprised to see that he still had his money there. I told him and […]

Rational reasons for real estate prices to be high…..

If you believe that all bubbles are created by RATIONAL reasons and causes taken to IRRATIONAL HEIGHTS, welcome to the post. Is Mumbai real estate terribly high and unaffordable? Yes. Let us come to some RATIONAL reasons why people buy: 1. If we do not buy NOW we will never be able to buy in […]

Buy pure term insurance only!

Read an amazing article on 10 March in a national pink daily on Term Insurance with Return of Premium. ROP as it is called. The author had argued that a Term ROP should not be bought because it is more expensive than the pure Term insurance and hence it should not be bought. This is […]

10 Most imp things to see in life insurance…Sbi ad…continued…

7. Confirm tenure is appropriate: “The insurance representative offered me an endowment policy for 30 years…and at age 44…I am wondering how will be able to pay the premium after I retire…what should I do Subra?”. GENUINE READER QUERY…My answer is a separate post….will do it soon. Here it is: Appropriate tenure of a risk […]

Investment in Turbulent Times..

This article appeared in MoneyControl….a few MONTHS ago… The market has gone nowhere in the past 4 years. When your financial planner / relationship manager / advisor told you that equities are for the long run he/she also said ‘long run’ means more than one year, correct? Well you invested when the index was 20000 […]