TomorrowMakers

This is how I took charge of my finances
Barsha
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

Rahila Khan
Homemaker

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

Piya Sharma
Chartered Accountant

I am a CA by profession. As my training has taught me, investing is a big part of my financial strategy. I am slightly risk-averse and invest heavily in mutual funds, FDs and ULIPs. I stay away from the stock market. 

As the household expenses are taken care of by my husband, I use most… Read more

Rajesh Singh
Corporate Executive

Growing up I did not have much other than the bare necessities. Though my mom tried her best, she could not fulfil our wishes. I always knew I had to study and improve my life. Today, I own a bike, a car and my own humble house. This has only been possible because of my prudent wife.

We… Read more

Suraj Chandwani
Gas Station Owner

I like to work hard and live a good life. I want to give the best to my wife and son, as well as my parents who live with us. I own a gas station in the suburbs of Mumbai. I had taken a loan to set up my business. So a major chunk of my earnings goes in repaying the loan. I also have a car loan… Read more