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    ...In this article, we show why your portfolio should be instead created based on your desire to achieve a life goal. Desire vs risk If you have to shed 10 kilos to run a marathon, would you? The answer, of course, depends on how important running the marathon is for you. If you have a strong desire to run the marathon, you will do whatever it takes to shed 10 kilos. Why should building an investment portfolio to achieve a life goal be any different? In a classical investment world, you are expected to create a portfolio based on your ability and your willingness to take risk. This approach starts with your risk appetite and then decides on how much you should save each month to achieve your life goal. Reality is, of course, different. Your ability to save each month is driven by your current income, current consumption and desire to meet multiple life goals. ...

    The Hindu on April 22, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

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    ...In this article, we show why your portfolio should be instead created based on your desire to achieve a life goal. Desire vs risk If you have to shed 10 kilos to run a marathon, would you? The answer, of course, depends on how important running the marathon is for you. If you have a strong desire to run the marathon, you will do whatever it takes to shed 10 kilos. Why should building an investment portfolio to achieve a life goal be any different? In a classical investment world, you are expected to create a portfolio based on your ability and your willingness to take risk. This approach starts with your risk appetite and then decides on how much you should save each month to achieve your life goal. Reality is, of course, different. Your ability to save each month is driven by your current income, current consumption and desire to meet multiple life goals. ...

    The Hindu on April 22, 2017, 6:25 p.m.