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Personal Finance books or websites for India?

Posted on 07 July 2009 by Vikram

In a discussion over at Swaroop’s blog, Prasanna posed [this interesting question](

> You know what is frustrating? Most of the personal finance resources available online do not really help people in India as they all are euro centric. And those that focus on India are so jargon filled that people like me who want to know more but can’t understand financial terms etc are totally turned off. Is there a, iwillteachyouhowtoberich kinda Indian website/blog?

Very apt question indeed. Unfortunately, we don’t know of any such website or blog either.

So our question to you is whether you know of any such regular-posts blog or even books.

_If not, is anybody out there interesting in building such a website?_


  • At 2009.07.09 01:08, Raag Vamdatt said:


    May I suggest my website, – Financial Planning Demystified?

    The website has been around for more than 1.5 years now. It strives to educate the small investor, and the public in general, about the different areas of personal finance.

    This covers investment (stocks, mutual funds, ULIPs, gold, real estate, etc), insurance (term insurance, endowment plans, ULIPs, etc), loans (home loans, personal loans, etc), income tax, and many other money-related things affecting the common man.

    People can read the articles and improve their understanding of investment avenues, or ask specific questions about their situation and get a customized solution.

    They can also get free advice for their investment issues, and lots of other useful information about personal finance in an easy to understand (read: jargon-free) way.

    One suggestion: Maybe you can review the site, and present a balanced analysis to the readers.

    Thanks and regards,
    Raag Vamdatt.

    • At 2009.07.10 08:49, Swaroop said:

      @Raag Thanks Raag for the tip, will check out your website and follow up with you 🙂

      • At 2009.10.14 18:18, Suryadeep said:


        It’s a classic case of suppliers and consumers not getting connected.

        There are quite a few sites and blogs for example Raag’s site as he pointed out. I would like to add InvestmentYogi which is a one-stop personal finance website which helps in managing finances, investments and taxes through services like financial planning, online tax filing, budgeting and ‘Ask the Expert’.

        It has a rich archive of jargon free articles on investing, insurance, retirements, financial planning etc. InvestmentYogi wants to be the most unbiased advisor and not push any products to the consumers.


        • At 2010.01.11 08:34, indy said:

          Interesting and informative. I would often visit this site. 🙂

          • At 2010.01.19 15:28, Krishna said:

            Yours is a case of budding entrepreneurship. This is a case study of an engineer with entrepreneurial abilities can do to change the face of India and make India a destination for innovation and knowledge.I am sure it will be a great product. Very best wishes in your endevour. Keep me on the shipping list and ship one when it is launched.

            Mg Consultant
            Engg Projects & Industrial Consultants

            • At 2010.02.02 23:18, Brenda Vaka said:

              Very good text. I’ve found your blog via Bing and I’m really glad about the information you provide in your posts. Btw your blogs layout is really messed up on the Chrome browser. Would be great if you could fix that. Anyhow keep up the great work!

              • At 2010.02.13 15:25, Tanya Atkins said:

                Does any of the above commenters know if this blog is compatible on iphones? I cant seem to get it to work.

                • At 2010.03.05 21:32, Gertrud Daria said:

                  Exactly, what i was looking for. THX

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