How to think and act in these trying times, for your personal finance.
One of the questions all investors consider is how to spread their investments. This is super essential in a volatile economic environment that we are now being forced by coronavirus. Coronavirus is already sending stock markets across the world in a downward spiral, companies may find it difficult to service debt and hence affect bonds,… Continue reading The 4-Q way of protecting your finances from coronavirus driven volatility
A picture is worth a thousand lines of a spreadsheet.
The title is taken from a famous book as below. Even though it is meant to be a management philosophy, it applies to the subject of personal finance as well. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B004CR6AM4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_tIGqEbZ4SSXY6 Financial Planning does not work? There is a proverb in the military - Plans are good till the first bullet is fired. Some of… Continue reading Who moved my cheese? How to deal with changes in financial plans
Safety in financial world is an oft-repeated word, and is mentioned in contrast to risk and growth. We talk a lot about risk-return trade-off, safety of invested principal in long term and short term investments. There is another way of looking at Financial Safety. The SAFE plan described below is a way of setting up… Continue reading The SAFE plan – Simple, Automated, Flexible and Efficient
I had been thinking of upgrading to a bigger house for some time now. This is a difficult decision when you struggle to justify more debt, more wants and lifestyle creeps. There are various factors to consider in deciding whether you buy that next dream house or say goodbye to your wants for a duration,… Continue reading Good Buy or Good bye a house purchase
Goodbye 2019 and welcome 2020. The post summarizes action items for me to wrap up 2019 and setup another great financial year 2020.