A Poem on SIP

Got this beautiful poem from one of my readers.

Dear SIP,

When you are in flow, I never feel slow…

During market volatility, you assure us profitability…

Insurance protection you offer with care, that combination is very rare…

Exercise makes me healthy & discipline with you makes me wealthy..

In case of emergency need, you are like a true friend indeed….

In fear when I thought you to monitor, you always said to go to advisor…

Every passing year you grow more, I promise will never leave you for sure…

Dear SIP, when you are in flow, I never feel slow…

Our Behaviour

Our Behaviour towards Life, makes a lot of difference while Investing.

Investing Today & Investing Later are different scenarios.

Time Value of Money never stops for any one.

Change your behaviour early.

Untill then, enjoy with today’s image.

Kaustubh Deole

Instant Gratification (तुरंत संतुष्टि)

Instant gratification is one of the most brutal enemy of an investor.

People always look for instant solutions to their problems. Everything cannot happen instantly like 2 minute Maggie Noodles.

Let’s take an example of Indian economy, the dynamics are entirely different. Imagine, a fully loaded 60 wagons goods train. Now to start and take this train to 50 kmph would take plenty of time. Similarly the case would be the same while stopping it.

Our economy is also like this locomotive. Any decision taken will take 2-8 quarters to play out. So one needs to wait patiently.

Too much of data, information these days is proving harmful to investor’s wealth and health.

Instead focus on what matters and have Faith and Patienceश्रद्धा एवं सबुरी.

Kaustubh Deole

Use the Magic word & be Rich

Today, every single product is positioned as need based solution. Can you deny the need to save for child’s education, self retirement, safeguard family’s health & build wealth in long term? It is difficult to see the advantages of any investment when approached by a good salesman.

The world has evolved to a global state & so do any company or salesman. I would rather term them all as HAWKERS. They position the product so well that customers fall for sales pitch & buy it.

Game plan of HAWKERS: IF you have child, you require Child Plan. If you have family, you must have medical insurance. You also need Retirement Plan.

Result: You buy costly child Ulips & guaranteed plans, complex medical policies, inflexible pension plans. They push you to diversify across Stocks, gold, property, bonds, bank FD, PPF & other complex options. If you can’t afford a new home, bigger car, or foreign holiday, they will get you to leverage on future income.

You take a home loan, a car loan, a personal loan & you also collect few credit cards in bargain. This is sure shot recipe for financial worries. Use the magic word to safeguard your finances against such perils, make you rich & protect you from friends offering free advice, wealth managers, money quacks, banks, insurance companies, bank relationship managers, insurance agents who are trying to sell you something or other.

Magic word: No, Nahi, Nako, Na, Venda, Nahim, Illa, Illai.

NO’ is a very powerful word. Use it ruthlessly. Say ‘NO’ to the relative who wants to sell you an endowment insurance policy. Turn down bank executive who is pushing a pension plan. Refuse the offer of free add-on card from Credit Card Company. Don’t agree to buy child plan that costs a bomb.

Action Plan: Keep your financial life as simple as possible.

  • One term insurance plan to cover your life risk.
  • SIP’s in 4-5 well chosen diversified equity funds & debt.
  • A simple no frills medical insurance for your family.

Kaustubh Deole