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Financial Planning Infographics

Rubik’s cube (puzzle cube/magic cube) has an excellent resemblance to our lives – in particular our financial lives.  It is clear that in order to solve a Rubik’s cube puzzle you need to acquire a certain skill set. The irony is that although each puzzle [...]

Throwing Good Money After Bad – Sunk Cost Fallacy

Sunk cost is defined as a cost that has been incurred in the past and cannot be recovered. You must be surprised all of us do this mistake - levels can be different. In everyday life, we tend to think that we make rational decisions. [...]

How to save Capital Gains Tax on Property sale?

Do you want to reduce your capital gain tax liability on Property transaction? If yes, then this article is for you!   What is Capital Gain? Profits or gains arising from transfer of a capital asset are called “Capital Gains” and are charged to tax under the [...]

You see a stock zooming upwards and reaching new highs every day. You see your friends buying and calculating their notional profit every day. There is “positive” news on the stock always. You too go ahead and buy it and as everything that goes up [...]

Ark wins the Emerging Advisors Award at WealthForum

Since the inception of our financial planning firm, ‘Ark Primary Advisor Pvt Ltd’ in 2009, we have worked towards making people more financially independent so that they can lead a life that they dream of. (Without any worries about their finances) Day by day, we [...]

Should I Pay Debt or Invest?

Many of us face this dilemma - “Should I use surplus money to pay off existing debt or should I invest?” It is not an easy decision to make. But give me an answer – why someone should take a car loan at 11%, when [...]

Financial Planning for Doctors & how it’s different

The medical profession is held in awe and respect across the globe. It is a noble profession as doctors try to heal sickness, diseases, treat physical and mental trauma. Acquiring doctor’s degree is result of years of hard work in academics, many years of training [...]

IDFC Premier Equity Fund Manager Resigned – What should investors do?

No one asked major questions when KN Sivasubramanian (53), fund manager & CIO of Franklin Templeton AMC retired last year after working there for almost 20 years. During his times fund performance was beyond any doubt. May be due to history of Franklin Templeton - [...]

India Shining – We will Rule the World

It is well published and we all know that in the past 5000 years of  India  history, India has never invaded any country. But do you know that out of the that last 5000 years, 4750 years - India's growth rate (which is measured by [...]