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Monika Halan

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Discover your relationship with money this Diwali

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Monika Halan Very often, when we embark on the journey of financial planning, we can get caught up in the process and forget the purpose. A too-tight focus on money and its care has the potential to leach away the joy that money can bring. And equally on the o... More »

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Putting reins on portfolio managers

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Monika Halan A few years ago, a friend asked if she could get her friend to talk to me. On the promise of anonymity, he spoke to me. He had made the mistake of following his adviser from one portfolio management scheme (PMS) to another. He said that the firm h... More »

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Three things Gen Z does not want you to leave them

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Monika Halan The next few generations may be able to dis-inherit the genetic bequeaths of diabetes or cancer or other ailments that parents have passed on to their offspring. Progress in genetics and medicine could make freedom from such bequeaths a matter of ... More »

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Money lessons for, and from, the jet job crash

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Monika Halan We complain about the AC being too cold. Or the coffee machine spewing drain-water. The lifts are slow. The benefits shrink. The increments thin. We groan about Monday mornings. But take that job away and there is sudden sound of silence. The rout... More »

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While we were not looking, India won some battles

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Monika Halan A call from a political party scare-mongered me into checking if my name had indeed been struck off the election list. A visit to the Election Commission site for Delhi told me that all it needed was an SMS to check if my name is on the list—I mes... More »