Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Session on "Financial Independence" on Independence Day!


Thank you for the fabulous response to our book launch, it was great! We had tremendous fun doing up the place with all the spooky stuff that we could muster…. And were the kids excited? ooh! they came completely dressed for the act ! It sure was fun!

We have put up some pictures on our blog, do check it out!

We are ready with our next event, this one on Personal Finance – “Financial Independence” on Independence Day! We are presenting a morning session in Seasons Hotel with a reading from the book, “Retire Rich – Invest Rs. 40/- a Day” by Mr. P.V. Subramanyam, published by CNBC TV18.

Some of you may remember us doing a workshop on “Health and Wealth” in 2003. Well, this is a progression of that event. Today, Mr. P.V. Subramanyam is a bestselling author, and an avidly read blogger @
About the Book

“Retire Rich, Invest Rs.40/- a Day” is all about the value of compounding. When do you retire? Is retirement a function of age? or is it about creating that surplus which gets you comfortable to quit your job ? This book introduces you to the concept that retirement is an amount of money! After all, if you do have that magical amount, why not retire early? And “live” life?

“Retire Rich” takes you through the steps and techniques, and warns you to the dangers of not planning. Retirement is a goal and has to be approached in a financial planning mode. Retirement Goal Setting becomes important. How much money is adequate for a person to retire? This book has many pointers and a calculator which leads you towards the answer.

Can you really retire by investing an amount as little as Rs. 40 a day? The answer is yes, it is the power of compounding. If you do have time on your side, it is possible to create a retirement corpus on an amount as small as Rs. 40 a day. If you have accumulated money for your retirement, you should also know how to withdraw. Here he deals with what is annuity, what are the methods of creating annuities, what options are available, and the works about annuity.

A few chapters are devoted to answering how much and what type of insurance should you look at during retirement, the attitude of the Indian family to retirement, the need to make a will, some retirement blunders, etc. What is interesting are the tables at the end of the book telling you how much to save and invest – and case studies about portfolio make over for retirement.

The book has sold 42000 copies in retail since its release in Feb, 2010.

About the Author

Mr. P V Subramanyam, a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a financial trainer by profession. After a 20 year career serving in the trenches of the financial services industry – from Equity broking, mutual fund advising, corporate finance advising, personal financial planning, he turned to training. He has trained in most mutual funds, life insurance companies, private sector banks, brokerage houses, and many companies. He also conducts financial planning workshops within corporates, helping employees save better, invest better, equipping smart people with the tools to get richer. He writes regularly for financial websites (,, and magazines like Money Today, Money Mantra, and BSE sensex, and can be contacted at

About the Event:

A reading of the book will be done by Deepa Venkatraghvan. She is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a writer by profession. She is currently the News and Personal Finance editor of, which is the website of CNBC TV18. Prior to this, she worked with the Economic Times.

She has written two books on personal finance, namely, ‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Investing’ and ‘What Your Financial Agent Will Tell You and Why You Shouldn’t Listen’ also published by CNBC, TV18. From time to time, she also provides research support to the personal finance shows on various Network18 group channels like CNBC Awaaz and CNN IBN.

The event is being held at Seasons Hotel (Council I) between 10.30am and 12.30pm on 15th Aug, Independence Day (Sunday). RSVP: twistntales at the numbers given below or me Janaki @ 9960639162. Thank you for letting us know in advance.

All the above mentioned books will be available for sale at the venue, and also at twistntales.

Hoping to see you there,

From the excited team at

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