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Hansi appearing on CNBC discussing childrens education
Friday, 26 February 2021 / Published in Freedom Slab, Growth Pillars, Invest
Saving for their children’s education is amongst the top financial goals for many Indians. CNBC TV18 invited Hansi, along with Jyotsna Singh of Kotak Wealth, to address the following questions – When should you invest for your child, how much should you invest, should you invest in own or child’s name, should you make a
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 / Published in Freedom Slab, Growth Pillars, Invest
While we can save in bank deposits and invest in mutual funds, sometimes it’s better to invest in pension funds if we are investing for the long-term, such as for retirement. This post explains why. We also list the various types of pension funds, key features and other issues you need to be aware of.
begin investing
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
If you want to understand mutual funds beyond the cute ads, here is all you need to know
Start investing
Friday, 16 October 2020 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
So you want to start investing and don’t know where to start? This post will outline key concepts and then provide links to actually start investing…check this post regularly over the next few weeks What is investing? We have provided a high level outline with links to 18 one-minute videos in this post …please watch
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
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
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 / Published in Architect Blueprint, Invest
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,
what trekking reminded about investing
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
“A trail in the Sahyadris doesn’t qualify as a trek! It’s a walk in the park compared to a real trek,” exclaimed a friend when I posted the picture on facebook. I was still proud of having made it to the top in the pouring rain as a novice, and more importantly back down without
Thursday, 09 February 2017 / Published in Architect Blueprint, Invest
I had just finished a graduate diploma in applied finance and investments. With distinctions in a few subjects. I was feeling confident too. I had just got the job as an analyst by writing to the CEOs of leading research houses and investment consulting firms. Ok, perhaps, bordering on over-confident. I was 23. When I
How to get really rich - put all eggs in one basket
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 / Published in Fun Money Roof, Invest
You must have heard the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But the richest investor in the world, Warren Buffett, says, “Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket very carefully.” Wonder why? Look at anyone who’s really rich – Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, etc. How did
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
When people hear the leader of a country comment on how a credit rating agency should rate its debt, they realise credit ratings are important. When they read about the role of credit ratings in the global financial crisis, they get angry about the finance industry being responsible for their misery, but figure they must
Monday, 03 August 2015 / Published in Growth Pillars, Invest
At the very basic level, investing is either you lending money or taking a stake in a business. As simple as that! Imagine a friend setting up a new business, say a restaurant. He asks you to invest in his venture. He gives you two options – either you can loan him some money, which