Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DREAM BIG . . Let your Financial Plan make your Dreams Come True

A Modern day Compendium on Personal Finance

Dream Big is a book that simplifies and breaks down common financial planning principles such as risk profiling, asset allocation, portfolio construction, rebalancing etc. The authors have explained all the investments methods that can enable wealth creation. It helps you to choose instruments that are most suitable for you and explains why you would be better off without others.

Dr. Mukesh Jindal, the co-founder of Alpha Capital, specializes in managing Family Office and Investment Portfolio for affluent families. He is a Doctorate in Finance from the University of Delhi and holds professional degrees like CFA, CAIA and CFP. He has been recognized as a Leading Global Financial Advisor by City Wealth, London. He wrote this book along with his co-author Mr. Arunraj VS, who is a web-based entrepreneur, running web properties based on various topics ranging from health to travel.
Dr. Mukesh Jindal

Infibeam caught up with Dr Mukesh Jindal for a chat about his book "DREAM BIG" and the amazing response it has received. Let’s find out what he has to say about the experience with writing about this unconventional story-

1.Please let us know more about the book “Dream Big”

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- The Book ‘Dream Big’ is a social effort to help every Indian grow rich by making right investment decisions. The book teaches how to plan your finances today for a better and a more secured life tomorrow.
Every individual has a dream or an aspiration for a good life and everyone works hard towards it. Investments done in the right manner is the simplest and fastest way of growing rich and fulfilling all the dreams.

Everything, from the importance of saving and investing and the need for life and health insurance to various investment products like mutual funds, SIP, PPF etc. that can enable you to build wealth, is explained in this book in simple and jargon free language.

2. What inspired you to write the story of Vaibhav?

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- My clients in business are mostly affluent families who have regular savings to invest and are educated enough to understand the intricacies of investment options. But Vaibhav belonged to the lowest strata of the society, from the income point of view. He didn’t have much of the education either. The beauty in him was that he dreamt of a good life and ensured that he followed his dream till the time it got achieved. Vaibhav had patience to learn everything about investments and diligently implement all that he learnt. Eventually, his dream was fulfilled. Nobody better than him could have been the role model in this book.

3. What is your idea of “Dreaming Big”?

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- There is a popular belief that if you dream big and make efforts to achieve those dreams, the entire universe supports you to achieve your dreams. One should therefore always dream big for the betterment. Without dreaming, one has no goals and has nothing to achieve. New start-ups and enterprises get developed through big dreams which translate into their long term vision. The greatness achieved by some countries ultimately reflects the vision of their people. 

4. What kind of saving and investment mode you will suggest as Financial Analyst seeing the current market scenario?

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- The suggestion would be different for different people depending upon their age, income levels, savings rate, risk taking capacity, future requirements and the kind of life they would like to have for themselves. In general, the safest way for a beginner is to choose a few of the mutual fund schemes – equity or debt or a combination of both, based on the above aspects. The investment mode may be by SIP method, if there is a regular stream of income. Investments made when markets decline are considered to yield superior returns. Long term investments smoothen the impact of short term volatility in the equity market.

5. For youngsters those who have started earning, what kind of financial advice you will have for them?

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- The youngsters have a great future ahead. The basic principle of investment is ‘the early the better’. You start investing from today and not tomorrow, because that ‘tomorrow’ will never come. If a young earner, no matter what his income levels are, saves 25% of his income and starts investing in a regular way, he will be benefitted by the power of compounding and will have huge sums amassed in future. He can plan his entire life for all the future contingencies very comfortably.

6. What is next for you?

Dr. Mukesh Jindal- I am looking forward to interact with my readers and see their life transform for the better.

I am also working to provide an easy and simplified investment solution to people through the use of technology. ‘Roboadviso’ a mobile based investment application is a step in this direction.