Yes, its time to celebrate. Our TFL is now a three year old kid. We call it a kid because it has just started and there are lot many things The Financial Literates(TFL) have to do.
TFL was born to educate masses, masses which are ignorant about handling financial matters, masses which are literally crucified by greedy agents, masses which are big times savers but yet to mature as investors. We are not talking about you as you are now Financially Literate but about millions of Indians who are yet to be heard by us. Our goal is to provide quality financial education to as many people as possible including kids, teens and adults that empower them to create financial freedom in their lives.
As a famous quote of Warren Buffet goes, “An investor has to do very little things right as long as he/she avoids big mistakes.” So our focus in last 3 years was mainly to let you know what all you should not do. TFL educated more on “What not to do” and “how to avoid large – scale mis-selling that is taking place” and our very first article was on “Mis-selling Month”. Yes July 2009 was a mis-selling month when Mutual Fund industry came up with maximum NFOs and distributors asked investors to invest all that they can invest within that month as from the month of August “No Load” regime came.
– articles that debated a lot on how insurance is misunderstood in India
– articles that talk about emotional mistakes of investors
– articles that influence the psychology of the investors
– articles that gave timely information to you
– articles in Hindi, articles in English
Through TFL, we initiated Quarterly Financial Planning Newsletter that is reaching more than 20000 people and we wish that this number only increase.
Under TFL banner, we also started writing articles in media – few of the newspapers/magazines where our articles regularly feature include Business Bhaskar, Indian Express, Business Standard, Money Mantra etc.
We have readers across the world, close to 20% of our readers comes from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore & Middle East. Right now we have approximately 17500 email subscribers & close to 2500 subscribers from other social media sites including Facebook, Linkedin & Twitter.
Now we want all our family members to really make this family even bigger. If you like our efforts/articles, please do refer www.tflguide.com to your friends, relatives, colleagues, near and dear ones. Please do interact with us and let us know how we can improve ourselves and how can you benefit more. Please do share your thoughts on articles that reaches you and do help us to make each Indian a Financial Literate.
Hope that coming year would be much better than the year gone by.