This is how I took charge of my finances
Shopaholic turned Entrepreneur

“Queen of Sarojini Nagar Market”, my friend would mock me for my shopping exploits. I always thought the nickname was unfair, although I didn’t complain. Because why only SN, I was the past master of shopping in entire sadddi Delhi – be it flea markets or malls, hidden bazaars or wholesale mandis. But the downside of shopping is that you need a place to store what you buy. And soon I was running out of wardrobe space and was buying a chest of drawers just to fit in my new buys. I had no track of the money that went into it, so I didn’t bother too much into what I was losing out in terms of money. Sahi rate was all that mattered.

However, in one moment of inspiration, it stuck to me that my days as shopaholic has blessed me with immense experience and knowledge of apparels and fashion. I used all my contacts in Delhi and my years of shopping experience to hand pick curated items of fashion and thus came into existence my very own cloth store. Now I mostly shop for others and get paid for it! I have successfully monetised my one-time addiction and while doing so, I have steered the flow of money in my favour. And hey, I charge the “sahi” rate, of course.

How I did it

Praveen Nair

Ever since I retired, I have looked forward to the festive season with added zeal. It is the buzz that I need once in a year in my laidback post-retirement life. I like to celebrate the occasion, get the house painted or renovated, buy gifts for my dear ones or go on a vacation. These things… Read more

Swati Mehra

A couple of years ago I was over the moon after landing my first job. I celebrated regally during the festive season that ensued, only to land in a financial soup for the next few months. With gargantuan credit card bills and barely any cash left, I had no other option but to default the payment… Read more

Rohansh Pathak

It is highly unlikely that all the expenses made during the festive season were worth making in the first place. This is the time of the year when unavoidable expenses are bound to upset your budget plans, and you can do little about it. However, I have made it a point to have a look at the… Read more

Shubhra Banerjee

I am a single mother of one. I lost my husband just 5 years into my marriage. Life has been a struggle for me, but I have managed it and today I have no complaints. 

I was a young widow with a 3 year old son when my husband passed away due to a heart attack. My parents were my rock… Read more