You Can Be Rich With Goal-based Investing: A book by Subra & Pattu

Dear reader, I am pleased to announce that my new book co-authored with P V Subramanyam (subramoney.com) is now available for pre-order. The book is titled: You Can Be Rich With Goal-based Investing.

What is the objective of the book?

The book is Subra's vision and conceived a few years ago. In fact, in his very first phone call, Subra mentioned this idea: A "how-to" book with the text discussing the right questions to be asked, simple answers to these questions and a set of calculators in which the reader can provide personalised inputs to obtain answers.

It is, what I refer to as an action book in the sense that it urges the reader to take action after pointing them in the right direction.

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Who is the book suitable for?

Here is the two-minute book trailer that explains what one can expect from the book. I hope you like it.

The book is a crisp non-technical description of money management and does not contain a single equation (well just one, which is trivial to understand!).

I have also created a dedicated landing page for the book explaining its features: You Can Be Rich Too With Goal-based Investing

All chapters will appeal to a beginner.

Those who understand the basics  and those who are experts will find the following particularly useful:

1 quantitative and qualitative selection techniques of equity and debt mutual fund

2 Investment portfolio Construction

3 The online calculators that are part of the book.

What does the book contain?

Unless we ask the right questions, we would be looking in the wrong place for the right answers. The first four chapters of the book focus on such questions:

1 Where are you today?

2 Where do you want to go?

3 What resources do you have?

4 How much risk can and will you bear?

Then the solutions are discussed (non-technical, no math).

5 Allocating your assets to minimise risk

6 A vehicle called mutual funds

7 Portfolio construction requires discipline not IQ.

8 Life and Health Insurance

9 Records to be maintained

10 Mistakes to be avoided

11 How to stay away from new products

Then follows a detailed description of equity and debt mutual funds and how to choose them.

There are about 9 calculators associated with the book. They will be hosted online and those who have purchased the book can access them.

Some of these illustrate the power of compounding, some for goal planning (a new version of the integrated financial planner is included) and tracking investments and goal value. I have done my best to keep the calculators distinctly different from the ones found here.

The book contains a detailed description of the calculators. There is also a glossary that contains important investment terminology.

What does the book cost?

Rs. 399/- for the hard-bound version (170 pages). Bookadda currently offers it for Rs. 371 (no shipping charges). It will soon be available with other sellers like Flipkart too. An e-book version will be released soon.

Publisher: TV18 Broadcast Ltd (CNBC TV18)

Where can I order it from?

Amazon.in Rs. 399. The book is also available on Kindle at Amazon.in (Rs. 244.30) or at Amazon.com ($3.36 or Rs. 244.30).

Flipkart Rs. 359.

Bookadda Rs. 371. A discount of Rs. 28. No shipping charges.

Infibeam Rs. 307. Discount = Rs. 92. Shipping of Rs. 40 will apply if you just buy one copy 🙂 (ie less than Rs. 500) Jeethendra tells me infibeam delivers faster.

Sapnaonline.com Rs. 371. No shipping charges.

Check out Reviews for You Can Be Rich Too

Ten reviews are available for our new book, You Can be Rich with Goal-based investing. Here is a sample:

The only book you need to get your hands on if you are lost in the financial jungle. Do it immediately. Simple, practical, crisp and precise.
The best gift that a young earner can receive.Kudos to the authors. - Karthik.

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You Can Be Rich With Goal-based Investing A book by  P V Subramanyam (subramoney.com) & M Pattabiraman. Hard bound. Price: Rs. 399/- and Kindle Rs. 349/-. Read more about the book and pre-order now!
Practical advice + calculators for you to develop personalised investment solutions

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53 thoughts on “You Can Be Rich With Goal-based Investing: A book by Subra & Pattu

  1. rs

    Congratulations on your new book. I am sure it will be of great help to newbies like myself. In the current economic scenario, many middle management IT professionals face the risk of sudden job loss. Many of them will not be diligent investors, rather would have accumulated some corpus(75+ lakhs) but not efficiently managed. What are your inputs for such a population, to proactively generate regular income while still holding onto a job.

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    1. freefincal

      Thank you. There is no need to generate income when you earn. I would suggest focussing on building the corpus.

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  2. Anand

    Congratulations Pattu!! Another accomplishment in your writing career 🙂
    All the best and take care of your health.

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  3. prasoon anand

    Thanks and Congratulation to Subra and Pattu sir !

    Just pre ordered .

    Eagerly waiting to get the best of both of you !

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  4. Dilip

    This is really a nice move. I have already placed my order to have it. One of the item you stated that there are calculators. I mean are you going to provide CD which can be run trhough? I believe it will be useful thought if you can include relted calculators programs in CD attached to the book. I am readyto contribute towards the addition expenses for the same which may incurr for all the numbers of book published.

    Let's communicate in details by mail.

    Wishing you all the best.

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  5. Vishnu Prasath

    Congratz to both you ans Subra sir. All the best for the book sales which is mutually benefited for readers and authors 🙂

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  6. P.R.RAVINDRAN

    Congratulations to both of you for coming up with this book, I have already placed the order. I will pass on the info to all my friends and relatives- since not everyone is computer savvy. A printed book readily available on hand for reference and advice is a great boon.

    My advance wishes for a tremendous success.

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  7. Satishkumar P

    Congratulations to both the authors. I wish to inform that while ordering through Amazon, there is a difficulty in updation of address even though I had been a customer there for more than 2 years now. I chose Infibeam to pre order the books.

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  8. Karthik

    I have had this question for a long time....

    I have an investment in a particular mutual fund and if due to a market crash, the other investors in the mutual fund withdraw heavily from the mutual fund in which I am invested, will the performance of the mutual fund be affected in anyway because of this?

    So from this perspective is it better to invest directly in stocks individually instead of investing via mutual funds?

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