Consider Supporting Freefincal With Your Contributions

Dear reader, I write this to ask if you would be willing to support freefincal with a monetary contribution.

As you know the content at freefincal is open-source and free for personal and professional use and can be adapted at will (under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike License). I do not run ads as I believe that will compromise the integrity of the site.

While I am more than happy and financially capable (thank God) of paying for hosting expenses,  I would certainly appreciate your support in this regard. More importantly it will allow freefincal activities to significantly expand.

I am seeking monetary support for expenses/activities like (but not limited to)

1) Web-hosting of the blog and related content

2) video recording of investor meets and creation of video content

3) purchase of data (eg. CRISIL indices) and/or analytical software for research and analysis.

4) Software and/or services that can make freefincal tools more web-friendly

5) Development of web-based tools from the ground-up.

Contributions received each financial year will be fully used for such activities. I do not intend to generate an 'income' via this.

If you appreciate this proposal, please consider making a contribution to help freefincal become a reader-funded DIY resource.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to freefincal and all contributions received.

1) Freefincal will continue to remain an open-source, free resource for calculators, tools and analysis. That is, things will remain as is.

2) Contributions do not entitle anyone to any kind of personal financial advice or investment advice.  I am not interested, qualified or allowed to offer such advice.

3) If any database or software is purchased with these contributions, it will always be with a single-user license.  Meaning these resources cannot be shared with readers either publically or privately. It is impractical to buy a multi-user license to circumvent this.

4) Contributions do not entitle anyone to demand research reports, control the content, online presence of freefincal and how the contributions should be used. That is, you cannot  expect me to analyze, write or create calculators that you want just because you made a contribution. I am open to suggestions from readers as always, but to implement them or not is my prerogative.

Sorry about this. Had to be said.

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It is easy to use and fast.

You can contribute any amount you want.

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78 thoughts on “Consider Supporting Freefincal With Your Contributions

  1. pprasant

    Hi Pattu,

    Glad to support. Your calculators and hard hitting blogs have been invaluable for me to stay the course on keeping my investments simple and efficient.

    - Prasanth

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  2. pprasant

    Hi Pattu,

    Glad to support. Your calculators and hard hitting blogs have been invaluable for me to stay the course on keeping my investments simple and efficient.

    - Prasanth

    Reply
  3. Anish Mohan

    Pattu-Sir, I am more than happy to support. Your blogs, ideas , tools and calculators enables me to avoid those lechers at the bank and financial markets prying on you to sell their ULIPs for a fat commission. In fact, you may think to start writing a book which I am sure will sell like hot cakes, and I am eager to see your book on the stands :). Please accept my meager contribution for the start.

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  4. Anish Mohan

    Pattu-Sir, I am more than happy to support. Your blogs, ideas , tools and calculators enables me to avoid those lechers at the bank and financial markets prying on you to sell their ULIPs for a fat commission. In fact, you may think to start writing a book which I am sure will sell like hot cakes, and I am eager to see your book on the stands :). Please accept my meager contribution for the start.

    Reply
  5. lakshminarasimman

    sir
    what is your budget expectation
    based on how many readers you have can you tell how much per head?
    we are ready to give
    another calculator you can make also

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    1. freefincal

      I have no budget in mind. The contribution amt can be anything: small or large. It will be pooled together and used for the purposes mentioned above. Thank you.

      Reply
  6. lakshminarasimman

    sir
    what is your budget expectation
    based on how many readers you have can you tell how much per head?
    we are ready to give
    another calculator you can make also

    Reply
    1. freefincal

      I have no budget in mind. The contribution amt can be anything: small or large. It will be pooled together and used for the purposes mentioned above. Thank you.

      Reply
  7. praveen thomas

    Happy to support sir! keep the blog going......thank you for the all time you spent on educating me...

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  8. praveen thomas

    Happy to support sir! keep the blog going......thank you for the all time you spent on educating me...

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  9. Prahlad

    Dear Mr. Pattu, I have gained some knowledge through the blog. Small contribution done, Gurudakshina! I know it will be for the common good of al investors. Thanks for your efforts.

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  10. Prahlad

    Dear Mr. Pattu, I have gained some knowledge through the blog. Small contribution done, Gurudakshina! I know it will be for the common good of al investors. Thanks for your efforts.

    Reply
  11. Supreeth

    Supported with my 2 cents. I know that amount is minuscule compared to the service you are doing to the DIY investor community.

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  12. Supreeth

    Supported with my 2 cents. I know that amount is minuscule compared to the service you are doing to the DIY investor community.

    Reply
  13. Kartik Rao

    Have gained some insights into the world of finance through your wonderful, simple and de-jargonized website and also acknowledge the time and effort you are sparing for the vast benefit of readers.
    Have contributed my 2 pennies worth.

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  14. Kartik Rao

    Have gained some insights into the world of finance through your wonderful, simple and de-jargonized website and also acknowledge the time and effort you are sparing for the vast benefit of readers.
    Have contributed my 2 pennies worth.

    Reply
  15. dr teny

    dear pattu sir
    glad to support ,what are our payment options otherthan the instamojo?
    pl keep going and posting...thanks dr teny

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  16. Bala

    Dear Pattu sir,

    I was feeling guilty for taking your valuable research and analysis for free, Thanks for this opportunity to contribute our tiny bit. Done.

    Keep going your great work !!

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    1. Jay Cobb

      Agree with @Bala on the guilt part, it was way too much useful research being given out for free! Thanks Pattu, did contribute my part ...

      Reply
  17. Anish Mohan

    Dear Pattu-Sir, why don't you consider to write a book with all the articles that you have written till date ? I am sure it will sell like hot cakes. If you would require contributions to publish the book, you may ask us for contributions which we shall be happy to contribute.

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    1. Anish mohan

      Mr prasad. Why should he do it for free? Did you not find it preposterous to suggest anything of that sort? I doubt your intelligence and it is people like you that india cannot progress. Shame on you.

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      1. Prasad

        I was really appalled to see such an insensitive comment, even after considering psyche of many Indians to expect things free. Okay had it been an institutional enterprise but this blog is in a totally different dimension and spirit. Unfair to expect an employed individual to do something beyond his passion for the benefit of discerning investor community. Advancement of his personal passion is only a bi product at least in this next phase of improvisation. Absolutely okay if someone doesnt wish to contribute for his/her own reasons and even thinking adversely within themselves. But speaking out such mindset is nothing short of being uncultured.

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        1. freefincal

          Thank you for your support. There is a bit of a backstory to that comment which I do not wish to get into here. It takes all kinds to make a world. Not much can be done about it.

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  18. dr teny

    dear pattu sir/ashal
    i have done a small contribution.pl keep doing your great work.thankyou for the time u are spending for this blog.dr teny

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  19. Brijesh Nair

    Sorry for being late. Did my little bit for the cause. Hope to see many more great articles from Pattu Sir.

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  20. Amit

    Dear Pattu, I am a regular reader (at least every Saturday morning) and appreciate your contribution in the space of personal finance and investment in India. Please accept my two cents as a token of my appreciation.
    I can relate to you a lot primarily because we are of the similar age group and have similar financial goals. I have heeded to quite a few of your suggestions (e.g. how to choose a mutual fund) and altered the way I invest in Indian equities (or equity funds).
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

    Reply

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