Friday, October 23, 2015

Alternate approach for new investor

Recently, I was thinking that instead of traditional approach towards investment (which works only for dedicated and disciplined people) why not have some alternate approach which would be helpful to all. Here is my attempt.

We always say that as a new investor, we should do the following:

  • Ensure we are adequately insured (health and life)
  • Build your emergency fund
  • Start investing in debt and equity as per your comfort and needs

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Writing blogs for fun

Some of my friends ask me why I do not write only on financial topics. Why do I write on other creepy topics like Irritating habits or something like that.

The reason is quite obvious. There are 2 reasons why I am not a personal finance blogger or finance blogger.

Monday, October 5, 2015

What are the common investor mistakes (ME)

There are loads of mistakes that we do in our financial journey. Most of them are common mistakes. These mistakes can be avoided if we know what they are.

Below is the list of few mistakes that are common across most of the investors:

Getting carried away by reading popular blogs and books. In India, Subramoney and Freefincal are few of the most popular blogs on personal finance. Read them, by heart all those things if needed but do not get carried away.

Subra is the advocate of direct equity and Pattu is an ardent mutual fund investor. Reading both the blogs (religiously) does not mean that you are the master of both direct equity and mutual funds. Subra has been in the market for last 20-30 years. He is like Bhishma Pitamaha. He has seen all the seasons, all the people, all the mistakes, all the investment vehicles and tons and tons of balance sheets. You simply cannot copy his portfolio. He has revealed his stock holdings, many times. However, it has been with him for such a long time that you cannot even guess the average price of his holding.

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