Category Archives: Personal Finance

Loans: Long term v/s Short term Part II

Please read Part I

For this purpose banks want to get the money back as soon as possible. If you observe the chain of events, if say one or two defaults still bank will not be losing a great deal of money, its profit might come down a bit. Then why does bank gives long term loans for home loans? It is very logical for the banks to do this. The banks keep the interest rates low for home loans in order to lure the customers and ensure that they get a huge customer base. If many customers are lured to this home loan then they are in great profits. Continue reading

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Loans: Long term v/s Short term Part I

Loans are very common these days. There are various kinds of loans; most common ones are Housing loan, Personal loan, Educational loan, Credit Card loan and Vehicle loan.  Except the housing loan most of the loans have a short term period for repayment. It is very critical for the banks to get the money back from the borrowers and ensure the smooth working of the banks. When bank can make more money by giving it for long term why does it prefer to keep the term short for other loans other than the housing loan? Continue reading

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Can I become A Millionaire?

I have asked this question to myself many a times. When I was a kid, I was asked by my teacher what would I want to become in the future and I remember telling her that I want to become a billionaire. She asked me, “Why do you want to become a billionaire?” I answered her that, I want to help the poor people. I have realized that you don’t have to have money to help poor people but I surely want to become a billionaire. Continue reading

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Anything is better than Losing Money

There are many investment vehicles which promise huge returns. Many actually do have that potential and perform as promised and this can be attributed to many conditions. Some call it luck and some call it strategic decision. Whatever is the reason one can attribute to, the end result is that people are making money from these investment vehicles. I am glad for them that they have done is right and the result is wonderful. I hope that many are in this category but the truth is not so. This category of people who know how to make money with investment vehicles, don’t share much of their secrets. Continue reading

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Price Fixing – Part III

Please read Part I and Part II before reading further.

Vodafone and Bharati Airtel are two big brands in India. Before Vodafone entering into India, it bought 10% share in Airtel. From Wikipedia, “On 28 October 2005, the Company announced the acquisition of a 10 per cent stake in India’s Bharti Televentures, which operates the largest mobile phone network in India under the brand name AirTel. On 22 December 2005, the Company announced the completion of the acquisition of the 10% stake in Bharti Televentures of India.” Some days back when I had accidentally typed airtel.com it was redirected to Vodafone page. (Isn’t it funny?). Now you can check that such a page does not exist and I tried to get the domain registrar’s name and it was not fruitful. Continue reading

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