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Two Inspiring Women and Their Stories of Financial Freedom

This article was originally written for  Women’sWeb On August 15, we celebrated our country’s freedom day. I celebrate freedom the moment I meet a Gruhini  whose mind is free of money worries. As I celebrate the freedom I share inspiring stories of two women and how they are achieving financial freedom in their lives. The Lady Who Locks Her Credit Card Shweta Narayan, Environmental Activist, Chennai …

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A Principal and a Money Savvy Mom

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On a chilly morning of January this year, 1000 kids of Kozhikode-based Rani Public School travelled 65 km just to appear for National Financial Literacy Assessment Test (NFLAT) conducted by National Institute of Securities Market (NISM). Among 2000 schools participating in the test, this school had the biggest turnout. The kids’ motivation was their principal, Geetha Laxmi Sathyanathan. Having spent …

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Letter to my Mom on this Mother’s Day

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Dear Mom, Today is Mother’s Day. The twenty five years have passed in the blink of an eye. From the moment I started crawling till today when I pretend to be a strong willed person trying to create a space for myself in the big bad world outside, I have always needed you. You have been an invisible support system …

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Women’s Day Contest Winner takes her 5 year old to Bank

Meet the Ghar Ki Laxmi, Shikha Kanodia, winner of The Great Gruhini Women’s Day Contest. Shikha is an apparels entrepreneur, a doting mom to five year old Nandita, a dedicated wife to Vikas, a banker by profession. In an email response which was vetted by the jury, our first Money Savvy Mom, Ketayun Irani, Shikha shares her 5 secrets to be …

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A Teacher, a Giver and a Money Savvy Mom

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How Fiona Dias Miranda got her teenagers into act of giving In my search for the next money savvy mom, I picked up my rolodex from my days of active journalism. Amongst people I had interviewed for business stories, was Luis Miranda, who had set up IDFC Private Equity Fund in 2002 and had stepped down as CEO in 2010. …

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Single Yet Secure Mom

Deepa Jayaraman, a single mother for two years, a senior media industry professional, and a follower of this blog, shares the secret of securing her child’s future, from the day she realized that the luxury of being a DISK (Double Income Single Kid) didn’t exist anymore. The eventful night of Jan 21, 2012, I knew I was destined to lead …

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You are a Financially Intelligent Parent

Hello Gruhinis, Pat your back. You deserve kudos for the survey (Click here if you missed it) According to Jon Gallo and Eileen Gallo, the creator of the survey, if you responded in negative to 8 of the 10 questions, you are what they call a “Financially Intelligent Parent”.  The survey results show that most Gruhinis had a negative response to …

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A Vice President and a Money Savvy Mom!

Heard of Most Powerful Women in Business, in Politics, in World, but ever heard of Money Savvy Moms? Yeah, these are the Moms who work hard not only in their profession or their house, but also make their kids understand what money really is. Our First Money Savvy Mom is Ketayun Irani, 42 year old Vice President (Finance) at the …

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A Mother’s Guide to the Best Bank for your Child

Hello fellow gruhinis,I hope my last blog inspired you to try out the 5 ways to make your children understand what money means. Join me today, as I take a step further by helping you choose the Children’s Savings Account for your little one/s. I did some window shopping around my residential area and found that there are at least …

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