“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
It gives me great pleasure to share with you, dear Safal Niveshak tribe member, that today marks the completion of the first year of Safal Niveshak (my third child :-))…an initiative of empowering you to become independent, sensible, and successful in your financial life.
It was on 9th July 2011 that I stepped into the unknown, fearful of what destiny might bring for Safal Niveshak.
Today, as I pushed the “publish” button for the 276th time, I looked back at a wonderful journey filled with excitement, immense learning, new relationships, and creation of lifelong friendships.
Starting with just one reader on 9th July 2011 (that was ‘me’ :-)), the Safal Niveshak Tribe is now 900 tribesmen strong.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for being part of this journey, for being my motivation and inspiration.
Anyways, here are some selections from the year gone by that I wish to highlight:
Most Viewed Posts
- 10 Stocks I Would Want to Leave for My Grandchildren
- An Open Letter to My Daughter
- Real Life Story: How to Increase Your Savings by 9200%
- Are You a Frog in Boiling Water?
- The Best Investment for Your Child (Hint: You Can’t Buy It)
Most Commented Posts
- I Regret…
- Is this Stock the “Next Page Industries”?
- 10 Investing Gems from Peter Lynch’s One Up on Wall Street
- The Return of Uncertainty, and How You Can Deal With It
- 20 Ways I Cut Stress Out of My Investing Life
As you know, Safal Niveshak is a tribe of like-minded individuals determined to bring about a sea change in their financial lives, and also in the lives of others by way of their contributions to this tribe’s building.
Here are the top ten Safal Niveshak tribesmen who contribute on a regular basis, through their comments, feedback, and ideas (figure in brackets are their comment counts).
- Mansoor (83)
- Vikrant (74)
- Sudhir (39)
- Sanjeev Bhatia (34)
- Sri (30)
- Richfellow (27)
- Ajay (23)
- Karthik (20)
- Dev (16)
- Ramesh (15)
I would like to thank each tribesman on this list, and also those who aren’t here as yet…but continue to contribute towards making this entire initiative worthwhile.
Safal Niveshak 1st Anniversary Contest
As a “thank you” for providing unending support to Safal Niveshak, I invite you to participate in the “Safal Niveshak 1st Anniversary Contest”, where you need to answer just 3 simple questions to get a chance to win some amazing prizes at the end of it.
Here are the three questions you need to answer to be eligible for the prizes.
Please note that your answers to these questions would also help me make your Safal Niveshak experience even better and more rewarding in the future. Thus, I’d love to have your answers for all these questions…
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There will be 3 Winners of this Contest, and that will be decided based on the answer to the “third” question above – “What does being a ‘Safal Niveshak Tribe Member’ mean to you?”
Note that what would matter here are your simple, honest thoughts and not the quality of your language.
The first prize winner – or one who sends the best answer to the third question above – will receive a set of these 3 amazing books on investing ever written…
The second prize winner – or one who sends the second-best answer to the third question above – will receive these other 2 amazing books on investing…
The third prize winner – or one who sends the third-best answer to the third question above – will receive this best book on investing ever written…
You can get a chance to win any of these three prizes by completing the above form and submitting before 20th July 2012.
Here’s one and only rule for this contest – The prizes (books) will be delivered only to an Indian address.
Thank you once again!
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
~ Robert Frost
As I look back to the year gone by, I feel the need to extend my gratitude to a whole lot of people who made this first year an amazing one for me, and for Safal Niveshak…
- I thank YOU…for being there for Safal Niveshak
- I thank my beautiful little family…for standing beside me like a rock during the most challenging phase of my career
- I thank Graham & Buffett…for without them, the idea for Safal Niveshak wouldn’t have existed
Whether you are a supportive friend, a silent reader or one who enhances the worth of this initiative through comments, feedback, and ideas, I thank you for showing me the way. This last one year wouldn’t have been as amazing and complete without your unending support.
Thanks for a wonderful year! Thanks for being a Safal Niveshak!
By the way, if you do not wish to participate in the “Safal Niveshak 1st Anniversary Contest”, I would still love to hear about your experience with Safal Niveshak, which you can write in the Comments section below.