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Prathiba Girish
Founder at Finwise Personal Finance Solutions
June 14, 2022

Reading Time: 3 minutes I often wonder what is the one thing which has made a huge difference to the progress made in our practice – ONE THING without which the success achieved would have been half of what it is today. I am sure this question will elicit a different response from different people.  It is also dependent […]

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Client Experience As A Growth Engine

Suresh Sadagopan
CEO, Ladder7 Wealth Planners Pvt. Ltd.
June 7, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Engaging people is a difficult exercise. And engaging them and inspiring them to trust you, an adviser, is even more of a challenge. But it can be done. We, in the financial services domain, look at everything from the monetary angle. We are applying our knowledge in the domain to solve our client’s problems. We […]

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Investing in IP-uh-Ohs! (Part 2)

Jinay Savla
Founder, Indigenous Investors
May 31, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hope you have read the first part, where I elaborated on how my outlook on IPOs changed over the years. In the second part here, I share some interesting learnings alongside implications from a personal finance point. Assessing the IPO! Most of us like to simply outsource this work. So this job rests in the […]

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Investing in IP-uh-Ohs!

Jinay Savla
Founder, Indigenous Investors
May 24, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes I distinctly remember the January of 2008. I used to take a train to my college. It was just 4 stations really but then those were the days of Large Dreams & Empty Pockets. Marine Lines station passed and next was Churchgate. Those who regularly travel to those stations understand that train stops for approximately […]

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Present Debt Market Scenario in India and The Way Forward

Gautam Kaul
Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income, IDFC AMC
May 17, 2022

Reading Time: 5 minutes “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”—Vladimir Ilyich Lenin We are quite sure that Lenin was thinking of things more seminal and not the present debt market scenario when he penned the above-quoted phrase, however, it does feel appropriate in our limited context as well.  The road ahead from […]

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How to Organize Personal Finance Documents?

Arijit Sen And Seema Kakade
May 10, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes As practicing Personal Finance Professionals, we do recognize the relevance of keeping family’s financial documents organized at all times. It’s part of our job to ensure that our clients are also maintaining their financial documents in order. As we get to meet a lot of prospects, rarely we find someone who’s keeping his/her financial information […]

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How Practicing Mindfulness Benefits Financial Advisors and Their Clients?

Mary Martin
Mindfulness Educator | Author | Speaker
April 26, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I tell people I created a mindfulness course for financial advisors that meets for 8 weeks and includes a 3.5-hour silent mini-retreat, I get all kinds of strange looks. What exactly do I mean by mindfulness and how does it benefit financial advisors?  Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions about the topic, including […]

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Estate Planning for Special Needs Child – Points To Consider

Jitendra P.S. Solanki
Director at Special Needs Estate Planners Pvt. Ltd.
April 19, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Varun, age 24, is a special needs adult. His parents, Shikha and Gaurav, have raised Varun with love and care. Varun’s requirements are unique as he is dependent on others for support in many aspects including money management. Gaurav, understanding Varun’s limitations, is looking for solutions that can ensure Varun is taken care of, as […]

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Is cryptocurrency the right investment for you?

Rahul Bhurat
Chartered Accountant | Certified Financial Planner | Blockchain Enthusiast
April 12, 2022

Reading Time: 7 minutes This article is a continuation of the first part that was published in the link – Bitcoin as a currency or a store of value? The argument of Bitcoin vs Gold? There are various attributes of money defined by economists – acceptability, scarcity, divisibility, portability, durability, and resistance to counterfeiting. Analysis of bitcoin, gold, […]

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Cryptocurrency – Explained for Beginners

Rahul Bhurat
Chartered Accountant | Certified Financial Planner | Blockchain Enthusiast
March 29, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes The concept of money has changed significantly from ancient times to the modern era. Humans evolved, so has their money: from goods used in barter, to precious metals such as gold and silver, to modern-day paper and electronic money. There is now a more recent entrant into the league of money – cryptocurrency. What is […]

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