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Don’t follow the Herd, it’s OK to be different

Gold prices jump as investors rush to safety - The Economic Times (Apr 13, 2020) ...load more

Never let a good crisis go waste

Recently, there was an interesting article floating on social media about a Bridge in Honduras, a country in the Caribbe ...load more

A Case for Global Diversification

While most of us are stuck in the new routine of life following the Covid-19 lockdown, the surprise announcement that th ...load more

If You Buy Things You Don’t Need, You Will Soon Sell Things You Need

Recently, several tabloids were filled with reports that a legendary international tennis player - a young sensation of ...load more

5 things you need to know to ride out a volatile market

1. WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES MAY COST YOU
When markets become volatile, a lot of people try to
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How to add momentum to wealth creation from this new year

Wish you all a very Happy and a Prosperous New Year 2020 ! ...load more

5 Simple Tips to Save More this Year

Most of us are squeezed for time, despite the best of technology available at our finger tips. In comparison, our earlie ...load more

Zamana Badal Gaya Hai, Chalo Hum Bhi Badlein

“My daughter Ananya is so smart, ask her about any feature of my smartphone and she can show you how it works&rdqu ...load more

Where there is a Will, there is a way!

October 25, 2019 was a unique Diwali for the people of Tandor Village located in the Mangalvedha Taluk of Solapur distri ...load more

An ordinary man with an extraordinary determination !

They say ordinary men can do extraordinary things with sheer determination, perseverance and the willingness to stay put ...load more

Exercise patience in investing like watching grass grow

In our childhood we were told many stories which taught us that patience is a virtue. But unfortunately with age we tend ...load more

How NY’s Brooklyn Bridge is an inspiration for investment behaviour

When you think of the many prominent structures that dominate the skyline of the United States of America, the Brooklyn ...load more

Investing lessons from Walt Disney

Kids across generations simply love the iconic characters that Walt Disney created, viz., Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goo ...load more

Learn persistence from a river which cuts rock

A river cuts through rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.” So ver ...load more

How soon can you achieve Financial Freedom?

All of us seek to achieve financial freedom at some point in life so as to do something closer to our heart like pursue ...load more

Bokwa, Zumba, Parkour are modern day exercises while Mutual Funds…..

‘Mint’ recently carried an interesting article on modern day exercises titled ‘The dynamics of group w ...load more

Do you know how much you need to retire?

How would it feel to live without a salary for 20-30 years? To be precise, that’s what retirement is all about! A ...load more

How much do you stand to lose by delaying your SIP

Binay and Bipin are twin brothers aged 25. Both have recently found employment. Binay has been employed by an MNC while ...load more

How to build a 10 crore corpus via the 8th wonder of the world

Let’s play a game. You are given two (hypothetical) investment choices and asked to choose one. In the 1st choice, ...load more

There is so much common between Cricket and Investing

India is a cricket crazy nation and most people across age groups follow the game like a religion. While we could rattle ...load more

After a certain distance you run with your mind, not with your legs

These are the golden words of wisdom from ace Tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi to a corporate luminary on how to cover the ...load more

There is no elevator to wealth creation, you have to take the stairs

Many a times we get carried away by the success achieved by our peers or by young achievers and want to replicate their ...load more

‘S’ for Sindhu and Sakshi but don’t miss ‘S’ for SIP

The Rio Olympics have culminated and athletes will now start preparing for the next edition in Tokyo in 2020. India clos ...load more

Is there such a thing as a Good EMI?

Rakesh sometimes calls Vilas to drive his car whenever the latter is free from driving one of the radio cabs of Mumbai. ...load more

Will little David beat mighty Goliath this time?

There was an interesting article in the ‘Mint’ newspaper on 21st November 2015 which read ‘...load more

Learn to insulate from the market noise. Here’s how.

Equity markets began the New Year on a volatile note on the back of growth and currency concerns in China. But have we s ...load more

Ever heard of paying the bank to park your money?

Did you know that in Japan, Denmark, Switzerland and Sweden, you need to pay the bank to park your depo ...load more

How you lost 50% of your wealth by missing the 5 best days in the market

Many a times, it may happen that we want to invest in the equity market but miss the bus. We will certainly blame our st ...load more

It is raining ‘Exits’, but don’t exit your SIPs

The monsoon has begun in right earnest. In fact it is raining ‘exits’!! On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom ...load more

Invest in your resolve to achieve your goals

Dipa Karmakar achieved what no Indian athlete has ever achieved when she flew in the finals of the vault at the Olympics ...load more

Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind

People are always using age as an excuse to not set out to achieve their goals in life. We are either too young or too o ...load more

A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a Single Step

Attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, the quote encapsulates all aspects of life. It highlights the importance of t ...load more

Even a Forest was once a Sapling

How much time does it take for an environmental shift to happen? The earth’s temperature did not rise by nearly 2 ...load more

4 Things to Plan a Good Retirement

“Just because you're old doesn't mean you can't get up and do something different.” ...load more

Investing like the Champions

Kobe Bryant is one of the most successful basketball players of all time. The winner of 5 NBA Championships and 2 Olympi ...load more

Make SIP your long-term companion!

The early bird does get the worm. The next one however, has to search for food. ...load more

Mapping goals and investments – Don’t miss these steps

All of us have various goals to achieve in life for which we also save and invest. However, the two are seldom coupled. ...load more

Slow and steady wins the race

Felix Carvajal from Cuba did not win an Olympic Medal yet he is known for his persistence and determination. On August 3 ...load more

Small jumps often lead to big leaps!

Consistency and long-term weren’t just words but a way of life for someone like Ray Ewry. Born on 14 October 1873, ...load more

4 Things you can do to Enhance your Career

While conducting a job interview, how does one choose a deserving candidate? What if it is a tough choice and all candid ...load more

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop

Confucius, the Chinese thinker and social philosopher, knew that we are always in a hurry to see the outcomes of our eff ...load more

Everyone loves to keep up with the Joneses including making Investment decisions

"Keeping up with the Joneses" is a well-known expression referring to a comparison to one's neighbor/ friend as a benchm ...load more

Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

English playwright, John Heywood’s saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying brick ...load more

The Sleepless Nights Month

Whew! Finally it’s over….. Many students and their parents would have spent sleepless nights in March. Why? ...load more

The Tree that tests your Patience

The Chinese Bamboo Tree teaches a lesson in patience. Like all other plants, the Chinese Bamboo Tree also needs water an ...load more

There is nothing instant about success in Life and Investments

Deshun Wang is an actor known for his performance in the movie - The Forbidden Kingdom. But he came into the limelight w ...load more

There is an Investor in every Mountaineer

In recent years, mountain climbing has become a popular hobby for people from different walks of life. And many among us ...load more

Your Strength lies in your Tenacity

Louis Pasteur, French chemist and biologist, is one of the founders of preventive medicine. `Pasteur’s work contin ...load more

4 Reasons Why Having a Healthy Breakfast Is Crucial

Just like all of us like to lead a ‘healthy’ lifestyle, we also dream to lead a ‘wealthy’ lifest ...load more

Add life to your years and not years to your life

Eat healthy. Don’t skip breakfast. Sleep well. Do adequate and regular exercise. Drink enough Water. Everybody kno ...load more

How repaying your home loan faster can benefit you

There are many who prolong their housing loan EMIs just to continue availing tax benefits under section 24 (on the inter ...load more

Interest rates on small savings have been on a decline, what next for you?

The interest rate offered on Public Provident Fund (PPF) was 12% p.a. from April 1986 to January 2000, that too ta ...load more

Are you saving enough for your child’s education? Think again……..

Many teachers may ask this question to your child in school – “What do you wish to become when you grow up?& ...load more

The Blind Men and an Elephant - An Analogy with Mutual Funds

Most of you would have heard the story of ‘The Blind Men and an Elephant’. The story is about six b ...load more

Try this route to realise your dream vacation

It’s vacation time and surely many of you have planned your vacation well in advance. The biggest advantage of pla ...load more

Should you react or Should you respond?

Have you heard about “The Cockroach Theory of Self Development”? The story goes as follows. At a re ...load more

He Played with Fire & Won

If you were to come across 59-year-old Bipin Ganatra on the streets of Kolkata, chances are that you would not giv ...load more

A Salute to a Woman who won two Nobels

The world celebrated yet another International Women’s day on March 8th 2017, a day on which the ...load more

‘Small is Beautiful’ applies in investing too

Here is a short story to set the context. There was once a tree at the edge of a forest that had deep roots, a thi ...load more

It’s not the Obstacle but the Response that matters

“It is all in the mind” is a very popular proverb meaning that no one can beat the human mind if one i ...load more

Making Your Money Work

Just saving money is not enough; you need to invest it wisely to ensure that inflation does not eat it away ...load more

Savings are Not Investments

All investments are not equally important. Basic investment needs must be fulfilled before others. ...load more

Attack of the Inflation Monster

It is aptly said, what compound interest gives, inflation takes away. Put it another way— inflation is effectively ...load more

Understanding the Choice of Investment Options

There are three ways that an investment can make money. One, by lending money to someone who pays interest on it, be it ...load more

Bringing Balance to Your Investments

Few of the ways that an investment can make money -are by lending to someone who pays interest; by buying shares and thu ...load more

Why you need an Investment Objective

Understanding and deciding on investment objectives is a crucial stage which many people are unable to do. The importanc ...load more

The Power of Compounding

Compounding of returns means that time is the most valuable asset that an investor has ...load more

Getting Started with Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are an ideal choice for most investors. They are simple to use and offer a number of advantages ...load more

The Systematic Way

Investing regularly instils discipline. Systematic investment plans make this simple and easy for investors ...load more

How to Build a Portfolio

To understand how to build a portfolio, we need to understand what the term means and what it implies. The original mean ...load more

Investing for Growth

There are two ways in which one can invest money – the conservative way and the aggressive way. The former mainly ...load more

Equity Fund for Long Term Goals

In the long run equity is an asset class that manages to beat inflation and earn positive returns ...load more

The Case for Equity Mutual Funds

There are two ways of investing in equity. One, buy and sell stocks yourself and two, invest through equity mutual funds ...load more

How Equity Mutual Fund Schemes Work

It is actually quite simple. You give money to a mutual fund, which invests it in equity stocks on your behalf wherein t ...load more

Allocating Equity Funds in your Portfolio

It is often observed that most investors track their investments very closely but often fail to monitor whether their go ...load more

Savings for Retirement

Saving for retirement has a very long-term investment horizon and equity-based assets could be a good choice Who does no ...load more

Investing for the Twilight Years-Get the Basics Right

Absence of a good retirement benefit system in India means you have to plan your investments carefully for your twilight ...load more

Investing for Income

Broadly, there can be two investment goals i) To make your money grow and ii) To generate income at regular intervals. T ...load more

Using Debt Funds to help stabilise your Equity Portfolio

The safety and stability of any equity portfolio may be enhanced by a proportion of investment in debt funds ...load more

Using Debt Funds to Profit from Interest Rates

For experienced investors, changes in interest rates present an interesting opportunity to earn extra returns. For the r ...load more

Did you know these 5 Things about Debt Mutual Funds?

While most Indians prefer traditional assured returns products, the declining trend in interest rates has led to investo ...load more

Diversify Your Fixed Income Investments

For most Indians, traditional savings seem a natural choice, but with falling interest rates investors can explore debt ...load more

Use these 3 Smart Systematic Features in Debt Funds

Disciplined investing is a hallmark of prudent financial planning. We all know the concept of SIPs or Systematic Investm ...load more

SIP investment tips during Market volatility

You must be well-versed with the adage – slow and steady wins the race, with ‘steady’ being the word t ...load more

Should I Stop My Sip During A Market Downturn?

One minute, the market’s hitting record highs, and the next, it’s in the pangs of a stock market correction. ...load more

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