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Demystifying Investing with Kshitiz Jain

Look beyond the obvious

A few days back, I met an old school friend Rajeev on my flight from Mumbai to New Delhi. We started reminiscing about our old school days and the time just flew by. Rajeev has done well in his career and is working as a Management Consultant with a reputed consulting firm. Somehow, the discussion […]

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Personal Finance

Dear Mums, it is time you hold the reign!

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain Such is motherhood – an epitome of love, dedication and care. Historically, India has been a patriarchal society – where men earn and take care of all finances and women handle an equally challenging task of […]

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Personal Finance

Start small but start early

The other day, my mother asked me to teach her cycling. I went speechless for a few minutes, until she spoke up – “I taught you cycling when you were three. Why can you not spend time teaching me now?” I wish I could tell her, “Mom, I was three and you are Sixty – […]

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Personal Finance

Oblivious of financial planning and all that jazz?

Rahul and Ajay are college friends who are currently working in reputed firms in the country. Both of them have now been working for 10 years. They happen to meet each other in their college reunion party and they were delighted to see each other after a long time. Rahul asked Ajay about his job […]

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Personal Finance

How Rahul earned less than Manoj and still got richer?

Rahul earns Rs. 60,000 a month in a multi-national company, while his boss, Manoj earns Rs. 90,000 a month. After having worked for 15 years in the company, both of them wanted to buy a home for their family. Rahul bought a 3 BHK for his family, but Manoj is still figuring out ways to […]

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Personal Finance

Starting a new job? 7 things you should know about your finances

We have all been through the stage when we feel too damn excited about our new job, haven’t we? Our joy knows no bounds especially when we receive our first pay-cheque. After having spent the required amount of money on our different necessities, one obvious thought looms large: What next? And this is where financial […]

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5 things you should do at the start of every financial year

Rebalance and diversify Your Portfolio Do you park all your surplus funds in Fixed Deposits? Or are you someone who is an avid believer of investing in stocks? The risk associated with investing in a single instrument is fairly large. Diversification across asset classes is essential to ensure we do not suffer a major setback […]