Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Blessing - that kept me away from here

This is one of the reasons that kept me away from my blog from so long and probably will not let me being regular even in future. :)

Yes, I delivered a baby this August.

Are you buying gold on this Diwali

Though I am missing from writing circuit from long time, but I always keep my reader well read.

The latest trend I see in PF circuit is to write about Gold. Everyone wants to predict whether Gold's Bull Run will continue or not or pros and cons of investing in Gold or how to invest in gold. This list can go on for quite long.

This advertisement provoked me to write about Gold.

Well that’s exactly my kind of strategy to buy gold. No matter how frugal you are, there will always be some occasion where you would like to buy something to make that moment memorable. For example, we Indians like to buy something on Diwali for home, buy something when a baby is born. So rather than buying something consumable, how about buying something precious like Gold or Silver?

Consumables will be of no value after you pay for them, but gold and silver is something that retains its value. No I don't want to predict or calculate whether it will beat inflation or not. I also don't support investing in Gold for retirement because of lack of liquidity. But how about buying Gold as mementos that you will do anyhow.

And we Indians know how much we love to wear that special earrings or bangle of our grandmother.:)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life is not fair but you need to fight fairly

It’s easy to complain. It’s very easy to think that you are facing the biggest problems of life. But the fact is that I have never come across a single person in life who has no problem at all.

2011 has been a rough year, very rough year indeed. Not so much financially but emotionally and mentally. This has been a year of Murphy visits. I thanked Murphy for not visiting me throughout 2010 and I think that hurt his pride. He decided to be with me for a long time to come now. Between so many hospitals visits and all the bad NEWS from everywhere (and yes sprinkled with some good NEWS at times too), I started believing that I am having the toughest time anyone can ever have.

But then, I come across a guest post on Budgets are Sexy, one of my favorite blogs, by Ashley. To be very honest, I do read lots of posts but very rarely a post will compel me to read all the comments as well. It was one of those rare posts. Yes she is a very strong woman to go through such tough times when she was pregnant and I hope and pray that she never ever face any such problem again in life.

After reading what she went through, I felt blessed after long long time. I am so thankful that I always have food on table, that too of my own choice. I have clothes and well needed resting time as well. I can afford to leave my job for some time if situation demands it. I have money in bank so that even though I am away from family, I can or they can visit me, if health permits.

I am so thankful for her and J Money to host this post, because it gave me much needed motivation and hope to fight my current circumstances with more optimism. Thanks so much.