Author: Rajan Ghotgalkar

“Can you be sure of anything?” says Donald Trump about the North Korea deal

“Can you be sure of anything?” says Donald Trump about the North Korea deal

The Korean Peninsula has for long been a geopolitical flashpoint and a cause for considerable anxiety.  It has put to test many a US President over the past – almost 70 years! Then you have dear Donald come by and shake every branch of the post-Cold War infrastructure.  Yes, that’s exactly what I believe he is …

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Do you want to get FIRED?

Do you want to get FIRED?

Well not “Fired” in the way that first occurred to you; I meant declaring yourself “Financially Independent, Retiring Early”. Any serious discussion about Financial Freedom can never begin with money rather has to start with getting to know yourself and what you wish to do with your life. Therefore to me, the biggest challenge to financial freedom is being …

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READY For income tax on equity mutual funds FROM 1st April 2018? NO?

READY For income tax on equity mutual funds FROM 1st April 2018? NO?

CAPITAL GAINS ON EQUITY MUTUAL FUND UNITS BECOME : LONG TERM (LTCG)    : After they complete 1 Year after date of investment SHORT TERM (STCG) : Before that first year is complete LTCG is taxed @ 10% (booked after 1st April 2018 – it was 0% earlier‼️) STCG is taxed @ 15% ✅HOWEVER;  the “cost price” …

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A meninist Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety?

A meninist Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety?

I am one of those who loves to go to the movies and enjoy them in all their variety – those loved by the critics, hit with the ‘masses’, getting Oscar nominations, Filmfare awards, the whodunits, romcoms, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and the rest. Nevertheless, I enjoy the desi ones the most and find it difficult …

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How to put a monetary value on your goals

How to put a monetary value on your goals

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” said Warren Buffett and the hundreds of mushrooming financial websites out there are working hard to prove him correct. Quantifying Goals has been made out to be some complex and esoteric task.  First, there is a calculator for each different …

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Its not the politics – STUPID !!

Its not the politics – STUPID !!

The PNB case could well have become an inspiration for the 1975 Arthur Hailey best seller “The Money Changers”………… However, as it always happens, it has all been reduced into one big political bun fight; which I fear will take the focus away from serious independent investigations culminating into a plan for taking measures to …

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Goals 104 : Create your future : Identify and Articulate your Goals

Goals 104 : Create your future : Identify and Articulate your Goals

Here are some more examples: To be a good son, husband, parent, grand parent, brother and friend. Professionally, always give my best as an employee, leader, coach and mentor. Be rich and famous Lead a simple and contented life, in search of spiritual enlightenment Strive to be healthy in mind, body and spirit whilst seeking …

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GOALS:103  – Understanding the financial life cycle of a typical individual

GOALS:103  – Understanding the financial life cycle of a typical individual

I write these posts for young people who are about to begin their working lives or have just started a family. The earlier they set about planning for life goals the better. I do hope they find these posts of use. Others reading them I hope, will pass them on to the youngsters amongst friends …

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