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Published: June 4, 2015 at 8:27 am

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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.

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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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M Pattabiraman author of freefincal.comM. Pattabiraman(PhD) is the founder, managing editor and primary author of freefincal. He is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. since Aug 2006. Connect with him via Linkedin
Pattabiraman 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.
He conducts free money management sessions for corporates and associations on the basis of money management. Previous engagements include World Bank, RBI, BHEL, Asian Paints, TamilNadu Investors Association etc. For speaking engagements write to pattu [at] freefincal [dot] com

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78 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    1. 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.

  6. 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

    1. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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 !!

    1. 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 …

  17. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

  18. 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

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

  20. 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!

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