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20 Things to Not Do in the Volatile 20s

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) The markets are volatile. A drop or rise of around 300-500 points on the Sensex has become commonplace. Most people don’t even bat an eyelid at such numbers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people who aren’t losing sleep because of the ups and downs of… Continue reading 20 Things to Not Do in the Volatile 20s

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Invest in the Gujarati Thali of Funds

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) Juice, Salads, Khichdi, Rotis, Different rotis, One more variety of rotis, Puris, Vegetables, More vegetables, Even more vegetables, Sweets, Sweeter sweets, Diabetes-inducing sweets, Side-dish, Side-dish on the side of side-dish, Papad, Rice, Daal, Curd, Jiggery, Pickle, Butter milk… Behold the Gujarati thali. For those unaware, the… Continue reading Invest in the Gujarati Thali of Funds

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Saving for a Rainy Day

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) What's happening in Greece is an unprecedented situation. However, like we are witnessing, unprecedented situations are not implausible ones. But the problem with unprecedented situations is that they're largely unforeseeable. The situation in Greece, which is being called Grexit, might have been anticipated. It was almost… Continue reading Saving for a Rainy Day

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The Devil in the Disclaimers

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) “Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks. Please read all scheme-related documents carefully before investing.” You probably read this disclaimer the same way you listen to it on radio or TV ads – without giving it a second thought. Right? Who cares about disclaimers, anyway?… Continue reading The Devil in the Disclaimers

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Lessening Burden of Increased Service Tax

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) Ever since the Union Budget was announced earlier this year, most people, especially the beleaguered middle class, had a niggling fear at the back of their minds—the increase in the service tax rate. It was announced by our revered FM that the service tax in the… Continue reading Lessening Burden of Increased Service Tax