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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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About the Author M Pattabiraman author of freefincal.comM. Pattabiraman(PhD) is the author and owner of freefincal.com.  He is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras since Aug 2006. Pattu” as he is popularly known, has co-authored two print-books, You can be rich too with goal based investing (CNBC TV18) and Gamechanger and seven other free e-books on various topics of money management.  He is a patron and co-founder of “Fee-only India” an organisation to promote unbiased, commission-free investment advice. Pattu publishes unbiased, promotion-free research, analysis and holistic money management advice. Freefincal serves more than one million readers a year (2.5 million page views) with numbers based analysis on topical issues and has more than a 100 free calculators on different aspects of insurance and investment analysis. He conducts free money management sessions for corporates  and associations(see details below). Previous engagements include World Bank, RBI, BHEL, Asian Paints, TamilNadu Investors Association etc. Contact information: freefincal {at} Gmail {dot} com (sponsored posts or paid collaborations will not be entertained)
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54 Comments

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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

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

  8. 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 🙂

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