Invest in yourself

What should I invest in, so that I am well prepared for retirement? It is a question that I get asked most often from my friends. My response to them is simple: Invest in yourself. Spend less than you earn. If you can stomach a drawdown of 50+ percent, then invest your savings in a…

Books I enjoyed reading in 2018

A journey to a thousand miles begins with one step. I published my first blog on The Joys of Compounding almost six years back. Today I am writing my 250th post. In it, I am sharing the name of the books that I enjoyed reading in 2018. Click here to read the rest.

On Scuttlebutt

I am continuing with my endeavor of listening to Berkshire AGM while commuting and before falling asleep. I wrapped up with 1998 today. The topics discussed in the AGM are multidisciplinary ranging from business, investing, learning, and life. I am enjoying it like a kid in the candy store. Last time I came across a…

HDFC

Let us time travel to 1970. You’re sitting on the shores of Marina Beach. You are 35 years old, self-employed, having a family with two kids. You are working hard and saving up money to construct a home. It might take a decade or two to realize your dream to own a home. Click here…

What to look for while reading the annual report?

I have been developing a new habit for the last ten days. What’s that habit? I have been listening to Berkshire’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) starting from 1994. How long will I take to complete it all? There are 25 AGMs, and each one would be 5 hours long. If I spend 1.5 hours on average…