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Let me start by saying that I’m not a financial advisor nor an expert at this. But from what I understood, basic financial knowledge is not a rocket science and is essential for everyone.

Dave Ramsey is a well known financial advisor in the US and has helped numerous people achieve financial independence. His 7 baby steps are widely adopted among people around the world. Here is the Indian version of it.

1. Save ₹25,000 for Your Starter Emergency Fund

This amount will not sufficient for big emergencies, but it will give you a peace of mind and cover small unexpected events while you pay off your debts.

You know those trees that are all twisted and distorted? You know why they look like that? It’s because they started growing under STRESS. And they’re trying to make their way THROUGH the stress, up to the light.
- Prince Ea

We all know people with twisted beliefs and behaviors. Instead of trying to understand them we try to push them apart or isolate them. This usually makes situations even worse.

Some examples of twisted behaviors:

  • Bullying
  • Avoidant personality
  • Narcissism
  • Terrorism

The list goes on.

A friend once argued with me long ago that “Nobody knows you better than yourself”. I argued back that in some cases others can know better about you than yourself. Looking back at the argument today, I realize it was a pointless argument. We both were right.

Nobody Knows You Better Than Yourself

This was the argument that my friend made. His argument was totally right. Considering the amount of information you have about yourself, nobody knows you better than yourself. Your past history, your likes and dislikes, your thoughts, your secrets. The list goes on.

We See What We Want To See

As I said above, you have all the information about…

When we had to drop our Meeshapulimala trekking plan, I was very upset. But as the saying goes,

Sometimes your plans don’t work out because god has better ones

Nagalapuram was unknown to me until Pranay put out the suggestion. Wasting a weekend sleeping will always trigger the ‘end of weekend regrets’! So, all I wanted to do was to go somewhere.

We started from Urappakam at 5.30 AM. Wow! It was a nice ride. At that early in the morning, that sweet highway was ours. At constant 80 speed Avenger was real calm, letting us enjoy the ride.


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