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Hansi speaking at TedXRead more +05 May 2020 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, General

BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO LEARN PERSONAL FINANCE

Money. We all need it, want it, desire it. Ok, fine we don’t desire money for its own sake but we desire what money can buy. But we don’t ‘get it’. Doing your finances is probably the most boring ways to spend your evenings or weekends. I get it. Let’s re-imagine a way to learn
Where is my moneyRead more +08 April 2020 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, General

WHERE IS MY MONEY? WHAT NOW? WHAT NEXT?

How much do you think your net worth has fallen as a direct result of CoVid? It seems a simple enough question. I hear of many people seeing the lower value in the equity mutual fund portfolio statements, comparing it to the highest they have seen it to be in the recent past, and concluding
Read more +30 September 2019 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, General

WOMEN KNOW PLENTY ABOUT MONEY

People don’t talk about money; women even less so. Strangely, money is still one of the taboo topics in Indian society, along with sex even as politics and religious discussions have become a norm in living rooms. I asked my girlfriends about why they think this is – they simply shrugged and said something along

Save and Spend

15 April 2018 By Hansi in Essentials Foundation, Save and Spend

BUDGETING MADE EASY – THE MONEY TRAYS

A budget is basically a plan on how to spend the income you have. One way to do this to first track all your expenses for a few months and then set up a budget to trim your ‘lattes and avocado toasts’. Personally, I’ve never liked the idea to focus on such details. Let me
03 April 2018 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, Save and Spend

GOAL SETTING – THE MONEY DREAM BOARD

Before you start on a journey, you need to know the destination. At least the general direction. Similarly, the first step (ok, maybe after understanding your relationship with money as http://www.themoneyhans.com/plan/ When planning your holiday, you may look at pictures of possible destinations. When planning your home renovation, you may put together a mood or
27 October 2015 By Hansi in Essentials Foundation, Save and Spend

WHY HAVING AN EMERGENCY FUND WILL MAKE YOU HAPPIER

Just when there are studies that show that money doesn’t lead to happiness, how can I claim that having a stash of emergency money will make you happier? Actually, the studies refer to money above a certain level. Everyone needs some money to cover basic physical needs (like food, home, clothing) and security needs (like

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Read more +26 October 2018 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, Invest

FAST FINANCE SERIES

The ‘Architect Blueprint’ suggests you know your own capabilities, and also the ‘lay of the land’ meaning the environment. To that end, I have created a series of videos that explain basic terms in black & white, using a whiteboard. These videos are only one minute each, so you can watch them all in one
Read more +20 February 2018 By Hansi in Growth Pillars, Invest

WHAT SAILING REMINDED ME ABOUT INVESTING

I got my first taste of sailing a few months after I’d seen the ocean for the first time. It was an amazing experience – the sight of the blue sky and bluer water, the wind in my face, the thrill of the yacht tilting…I was hooked!…though I didn’t get a chance to sail again
27 September 2017 By Hansi in Architect Blueprint, Invest

SO..WHAT IS FINANCE ALL ABOUT?

In this teaser for the web-series I made last year, the all-knowing finance professional Mr Sikka says ‘Finance is when savers invest in the real economy…hedge their risks through various financial instruments…and understanding your risk profile by coming up with optimum asset allocation.’ What??!! Sikka is not wrong. But because he, like other finance professionals,
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