Sep 15, 2009

The Money Quest: First Blog Anniversary

Photo by Kagoo_bythesea


Mai akela hi chala tha janebemanzil ki taraf,
Log aate gaye aur karwa banta gaya.


--Ghalib


Dear Friends / Readers,

I hope that you are enjoying this fishing expedition as promised by me at the start of the journey.

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed and this blog is now one year old. However, this is not a time to celebrate. Rather it’s time to reflect on the past performance and know what’s working and what’s not. And who is a better judge than you.

I’ll really appreciate if you can just spare a few moments of your precious time and give a feedback. I can give you some pointers on which to base your assessment:

1. Is this blog delivering the content as promised in the welcome message / mission statement?

2. Is the information and analysis published in this blog any different from other sources of financial information available to you such as newspapers, personal finance magazines, finance portals, online forums and other personal finance blogs in terms of relevance, accuracy, uniqueness, quality and presentation of content?

3. The last and the most important yardstick: Has it made any difference to your understanding of personal finance or the importance of managing your finances in a better and organized manner?

4. What are your suggestions, if any, to further improve this blog performance and make it more useful for you?


So be my boss and provide an honest assessment of ‘The Money Quest’ performance in terms of the above parameters. Your feedback is really important to help this blog serve you better.

Anyway, I’m very grateful to all of you who visit this blog, read and comment. It really means a lot to me and it’s very much appreciated! This blog wouldn’t be the same without all of you.

Once again, thanks to you all for visiting this blog and I hope you’ll keep doing so.


Warm Regards

Fisher

P.S. In the coming months, the journey will become more exciting and entertaining.


Also see:

1.Welcome to ‘The Money Quest’

2. How to Simplify Your Life

22 comments:

  1. 1. Is this blog delivering the content as promised in the welcome message / mission statement?

    Vikram Comments :

    >> a) Yes Fisher, the content is clear and easy to understand in an easy language.
    b) Its good at Finincial Literacy.
    c) Strike a blanace with your life and money still need to be foucused I guess.
    example : Like I have now got Idea about PPF and NCD's etc but also you can advise about the best ones of the choices to be selected as your readers also can get benifited by choosing them.

    2. Is the information and analysis published in this blog any different from other sources of financial information available to you such as newspapers, personal finance magazines, finance portals, online forums and other personal finance blogs in terms of relevance, accuracy, uniqueness, quality and presentation of content?

    Vikram Comments :

    >> Yes you have your own style.
    >> There are no addvertisements in your blog. This gives clear attention to user to focus on the content and also think that you are Great Blogger.
    >>Your own excel calculators are very helpfull keeping in mind readers requirements.
    >> Your images are great and simple to make us understand.
    >> Also helping NRI's with how financial savings.
    >> Giving a guide about recession and how to spend money wisely and avoid credit cards etc topic is awsome!

    >> But still we expect a lot more more topics which are helpfull regarding financial literacy!

    3. The last and the most important yardstick: Has it made any difference to your understanding of personal finance or the importance of managing your finances in a better and organized manner?

    Vikram Comments:

    >> Yes a lot!
    >> I have opened PPF account, Started Saving
    I recomended my friends also.
    >>Learning new thing every time I visit your page.
    >> I feel sometimes for me there is Fisher to Help me if I forgot Fishing ;) Hope you will be with me !

    My hearty congratulations to you and Happy Anniversary ! My Dear Fisher. I wish God gives your more energy and bless you and your family members!

    I wish you good luck for everything you do! Keep Going Keep Going Keep Going you have reached lots of users and they will help you to reach to more recomendations and so that I want you to be Great Financial Advisor!

    Cheers,
    Vikram.
    P.S - I have changed my thinking regarding Money because of your Blog! Now I am treating Money as my Friend and Fisher as my Financial Advisor!

    Have A Great Time Once again!


    4. What are your suggestions, if any, to further improve this blog performance and make it more useful for you?

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  2. Vikram, thanks for taking the time to write such an excellent feedback and for becoming a member of this caravan / expedition. Soon the journey is gonna become a tough one but more enjoyable, inspiring, interesting and thrilling.

    Regarding the specific topics for which you would like more coverage, let me assure you that there will be more discussion on NCDs in the near future. I’ll also start writing about the life part (which was neglected so far) and also how to strike a balance between your money and your life.

    Furthermore, you can expect more in-depth coverage and analysis on mutual fund investing, stock investing, NRIs investment options and taxation, life insurance, home loans, banking, new tax code etc.

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  3. Hi Fisher,

    You have a brilliant blog here and yes its highly informative and is simple to understand. Would it be possible to connect with you on email or phone for a discussion on writing opportunities for our organization. Please do let me know. You could drop a line to abitha.deepak@gmail.com with your contact details and I will connect with you in a jiffy. Thanks a ton. Have a fantastic 2010.

    Cheers
    Abitha

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  4. Thanks Mr. Abitha! By the way, what’s the name of your organization?

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  5. Hi Fisher
    I've been reading your blog for the past month. I am new at this investment business esp personal finance in the sense that the only investmenst I looked at was realty, FD and PPF. Let me try and keep this simple. Your blog is easy to understand and informative. More importantly there is a ring of sincerity in what you write which is really appealing. Looking forward to more...

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  6. Machax: Many thanks for your sincere compliments! I’ll try not to let you down. Anyhow, don’t neglect investing in equity which is the most important part of an investment portfolio.

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  7. Hi Mr. Fisher
    Thankyou for that input. I'm that guy "Machax". Have been investing equity based funds on inputs from you and Value Research. Like I said - am new to this so doing it slow and easy.

    If I decide to invest say 10K every month in a fund isn't it better than SIP esp since I can redcuce to 7K when I want or increase to 15K?
    Of course I know that SIP will instill a discipline but at the same time wont it freeze the amount

    regards
    Hari

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  8. Hari: Absolutely correct! If you can do the regular investing on your own, there’s nothing like it.

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  9. Pradeep X TMay 10, 2010

    Hi Fisher,
    I am very much impressed with most of your articles. I should say that my level of understanding in Financial planning has improved a lot after going through your articles and I am advising my friends to go through your blog before taking any critical financial decisions.

    Of late, I am not seeing any new posts, are you doing OK? Eagerly awaiting your next post...

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  10. Pradeep X TAugust 31, 2010

    Hi Fisher,
    I understand that you might have so many personal/professional commitments that stops you spending time on blogging. But, my humble request is that you shouldn't stop blogging. For example, I have been trying to get details on the impact of DTC on Income Taxes but I end up in losing side that nobody explains it head to toe. Had it been your analysis you would have thought out of the box and put forth some innovative examples too to explain the stuff.

    Please keep blogging at least one post a month/2 months...

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  11. Mr Fisher,

    Accept my kudos for doing a fine piece of work. There are tons of blogs and forums on internet which also do the same.But this blog is unique in its approach. The best part of it is the clarity of thinking and a complete focus on the topic at hand without being judgemental or prejudiced about various products. This quickly grabbed my attention and I started reading each and every post.

    Please keep up the good work. This blog is definitely serving its purpose.

    On the other hand if you dont mind I would like to know your background a bit(Education/professional experience etc). Are you born and raised in India?

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  12. Trisha,

    I Feel really honoured…thanks!!

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  13. Very nice and useful articles! Thank you. Can you write something about carry over of the share market gains/losses to the next year? Does the previous year's loss offset this year's gains for tax purposes? How long can you carry this? Of course, I can ask a CA but your article would be more useful as you write in simple language, understandable by anyone.

    Thanks again,
    Sanjay

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  14. Anurag YadavMarch 25, 2011

    Dear Mr. Fisher

    Your blog is refreshing and information on it is well compiled. It is very different from all other financial crap available on internet.

    It is genuine and does server the purpose of its creation.

    Request you to share your thoughts on New Pension Scheme. Government is trying its best for NPS to succeed.

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  15. I accidentely landed on your blog Mr. Fisher as i was looking for any good indian blog yo provide good and useful information in personal finance and believe me i was blown away by your blog. Its one of the best. I don't know y media keeps away such a useful information from Public in general. Great work....Great going

    Thanks a tonnnn.......

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  16. I have just read your blog and i find it useful in my journey. I am in a consulting business and want to progress more on this field. I want to hear from you more, read more of your articles.

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  17. Mr. Fisher..Your posts are super awesome..Real valuable information, very less clutter, with full facts and figures. A heartiest thanks for your great work..Keep posting

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  18. Suraj DubeyOctober 25, 2011

    Dear Sir,

    I wanted to speak to you about Perfios.com an innovative online SAAS model based Personal Finance Management Software Application that provides a 360 degree view of one’s Personal Finance, with very little manual intervention.

    Please let me know how I can get in touch with you.

    Thank you,

    Regards,

    Suraj

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  19. Hi Fisher,

    Are you there? Your's has been an honest endeavor. Do keep it going.

    V

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  20. Hi Fisher,
    Your posts are always informative. Your site has great content.

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  21. AnonymousMay 04, 2012

    Dear Fisher,

    Appreciate YOUR efforts put forth to make it easy and simple for variety of tax related terms. It would be nice if You could write something about HUF accounts and their benefits under IT laws.

    Thx

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  22. Where are you Fisher? I have waited so long on this blog. But you never returned or posted any new blog. Please don't leave us. Tell me where to read your financial blogs.

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