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Freefincal Presents?!

About 8 months or so after freefincal was started, in early 2013, I wanted to present my thoughts on financial planning before an audience of retail investors.

Just as I was about to make arrangements for this, my health intervened and I could not speak or stand for too long due to Myasthenia Gravis.

Although my symptoms were under control soon, I was scared of a relapse because of exertion and decided to put aside presentation plans.

Last month, Mr. Suresh Parthasarathy, president of the TamilNadu Financial Planners association, invited me to make a presentation on inflation-protected retirement income strategies during their monthly meet.

I was skeptical about accepting the invite, because I was asked to present close to two hours.  When you teach on the board with chalk, you can take breaks while writing or erasing the board. With a power point presentation, you just got to keep talking, until someone asks a question!

Scared as I was, I decided to go ahead with the presentation and see how I fare.

The audience, a group of about 20-25 CFPs were incredibly generous in listening to a rank outsider like me. There were many questions and I felt quite comfortable talking to them.

Although my voice was sore for a while, I had pleasant memories.

Emboldened by this experience, I write this post to ask if you would care to listen to me talk about goal-based investing, mutual fund investing and analysis, retirement planning etc.

I do not wish to earn money from this exercise.  I am a natural public speaker and have been speaking on Physics for the last 20 years. All I want to do is to test new waters.

So if you are interested in listening to me, along with your colleagues/associates, send me an email:

pattu [AT] iitm.ac.in

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54 thoughts on “Freefincal Presents?!

  1. Swapnil Kendhe

    I would have loved to listen to you Sir had it been couple of hours journey away from Nagpur.

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  2. Swapnil Kendhe

    I would have loved to listen to you Sir had it been couple of hours journey away from Nagpur.

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  3. KAMALKISHOR VERMA

    SIRJI, PLEASE INFORM WHERE UR LECTURE SERIES STATRT. I AM FROM AKOLA (MAHARSHTRA) NEAR TO NAGPUR

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    1. pattu

      Thanks Kamal. I dont have any concrete plans as yet. It all depends on interest and of course invitations!

      Reply
  4. KAMALKISHOR VERMA

    SIRJI, PLEASE INFORM WHERE UR LECTURE SERIES STATRT. I AM FROM AKOLA (MAHARSHTRA) NEAR TO NAGPUR

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    1. pattu

      Thanks Kamal. I dont have any concrete plans as yet. It all depends on interest and of course invitations!

      Reply
  5. Kunal

    It would be great to hear your thoughts, like the way your blog posts give shed so more information. I am pretty sure you will be invited to so many such conventions, I would love to attend if in Pune or Mumbai. May I also suggest that you could start your own channel on youtube and upload videos on topics that you want?

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    1. pattu

      Thanks Kunal. Was thinking about videos sometime back. Will do something about this soon.

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  6. Kunal

    It would be great to hear your thoughts, like the way your blog posts give shed so more information. I am pretty sure you will be invited to so many such conventions, I would love to attend if in Pune or Mumbai. May I also suggest that you could start your own channel on youtube and upload videos on topics that you want?

    Reply
    1. pattu

      Thanks Kunal. Was thinking about videos sometime back. Will do something about this soon.

      Reply
  7. Basavaraj Tonagatti

    Pattu-It is my dream to listen your knowledge sharing exercise for whole day. Looking forward for an opportunity. I will try to take initiate from my end to arrange such an event in Bangalore 🙂 Hope you will accept it.

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  8. Basavaraj Tonagatti

    Pattu-It is my dream to listen your knowledge sharing exercise for whole day. Looking forward for an opportunity. I will try to take initiate from my end to arrange such an event in Bangalore 🙂 Hope you will accept it.

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        1. pattu

          Will try to Basu. Truth be told, I prefer to speak before an audience than before a webcam!

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        1. pattu

          Will try to Basu. Truth be told, I prefer to speak before an audience than before a webcam!

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  9. satish v

    Dear Pattu,
    I request you to post your session on Youtube or on your own website, so that people like me who are outside india can also benefit, You are an inspiration to lot of us to what one can do...

    Thanks,
    satish

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  10. satish v

    Dear Pattu,
    I request you to post your session on Youtube or on your own website, so that people like me who are outside india can also benefit, You are an inspiration to lot of us to what one can do...

    Thanks,
    satish

    Reply
  11. Kiran Kumar

    Nice to hear this and I wish you the best and hope many can avail of your excellent services. Interestingly I love physics and would like to know in what capacity you worked on this subject.

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    1. pattu

      Thank you. I teach physics to undergraduates and post graduates at IIT, Madras and run an experimental quantum optic lab.

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      1. Kiran Kumar

        Really, that's just awesome. Quantum optics lab at IIT, I can't believe it, hats off to you for your varied interests.

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  12. Avadhut

    Hello Sir,

    I would love to listen to you on goal-based planning, retirement planning and other area in financial planning.

    I'm in for Mumbai/Pune workshop/meet 🙂

    Reply

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