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Why large investment in property at young age could be risky

[ET] Economic Times

By Uma Shashikant Last week was celebration time. A young couple in the family were moving into their newly-minted home. As working professionals they have decided to l...Click on Read More

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Beware: Sellers' schemes in the money marketplace are often self serving

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By Uma Shashikant A little crowd gathered at the entrance to the railway colony, mostly made up of young boys and a few girls. The others stood at the main door of thei...Click on Read More

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As you near old age, plan how to divide your wealth between retirement, charity and legacies

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By Uma Shashikant Last week I spoke to a group of working professionals who will retire in the next five to 10 years. There was a time when retirement was not a very pl...Click on Read More

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Learn to rent out assets to derive full value

[ET] Economic Times

By Uma Shashikant We love to own things. To have something that we can call our own, to admire, appreciate and hold on to, is important to many of us. We spend serious ...Click on Read More

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Dreaming of an exotic vacation? Learn to save for it first

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By Uma Shashikant Travelling to exotic destinations is quite common today. It is on the agenda of not just the well to do, but even families with limited means. People ...Click on Read More

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Are you fit to be an equity investor?

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By Uma Shashikant Investor attention turns towards buying equity shares when the buzz in the markets increases. Celebrations around the Nifty reaching the 10,000 m...Click on Read More

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Are you a saver or a miser? Read this to judge yourself

[ET] Economic Times

By Uma Shashikant We have heard enough strictures about living within our means. Every lesson on personal finance begins with the need to spend less, save more, and tra...Click on Read More

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How homemakers get left behind financially

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By Uma Shashikant The protagonist of the story I'll tell you this week does not wish to be named. She insisted that nothing in this column should even remotely be traced ...Click on Read More

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Diversify your investment portfolio to be able to deal with losses

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By Uma Shashikant Not all financial decisions turn out to be right. We must deal with stock picks that go bad; a bond that is threatening to default; or a deposit in a ...Click on Read More

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Investors should learn to cope with uncertainty instead of trying to predict the future

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By Uma Shashikant To believe that we knew what was coming is a smug and satisfying feeling. Once something has happened, it is easy to explain why it was so predictable...Click on Read More

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