I like You. Do you Like me?

Hi guys

I get a number of mails from you all every day. And this is in addition to numerous comments on all the blog posts. Mails range from ones asking for advice on specific stocks to ones asking about gifting foreign trips to wives!! 🙂

But unfortunately, I am unable to give timely replies to all your mails. Sometimes, the mails just get buried in ‘read mails folder’ of my inbox. There shouldn’t be any excuse for not giving timely replies but the fact is that I still have a day job and need to juggle between the job and this small adventure called Stable Investor. 🙂

I received a follow up mail from a lady reader (Sa####) about how I was trying to act pricey and not replying to her previous mail. First of all… my apologies to her. I understand that it is frustrating if one does not respond to one’s genuine concerns. But honestly, this and many such slip-ups are neither intentional nor an act of posing like a big gun. Its simply because of reasons given in previous paragraph. And I wanted the readers to know the truth.

I just want to finish by saying that I am just a regular guy like you all and am trying to act not only as a guide but also as a friend. I know what it means to be messed up with your finances, not being able to pay the bills, cutting down on expenditures, etc. I have gone through all that.

I would feel satisfied if Stable Investor is adding value (or rather bringing sanity) to your financial life.

And I would appreciate You if…

…you would join Stable Investor on Facebook by clicking the image below and LIKING the Facebook page:

Stable Investor Facebook


Its faster & easier for me to respond to your Facebook messages and comments. Also, you will get loads of interesting stock market and wealth building related updates on a daily basis.

I hope you understand

Regards
Dev
A Stable Investor
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Money Saving Tip # 1 : An Evil Idea To Reduce Your Phone Bills

So Facebook has decided to buy WhatsApp. I am not sure whether a price tag of $19 Billion is in the ‘Highly Overpriced Zone’ or not. But atleast Mark Zuckerberg seems convinced with this mobile messenger’s ability to boost Facebook’s earnings in near future.

Talking of mobile apps and services, I just realized that one of Stable Investor’s core discussion areas was to be Common Sense.
Stable Investor Common Sense
Saving Money is all about Common Sense. Isn’t it?
And due to my ignorance, I had completely forgotten about it. But, going forward, I will try to make amends and write frequent posts on money saving tips, which would be based on simple common sense and little smart thinking.

Today’s tip can help you reduce your mobile phone bills. And almost all of us, at some point or the other, feel that we are overpaying service providers for our mobile services.

Tip to reduce the shock of seeing your mobile bills!!

Now Indian mobile companies take huge loans to buy spectrum and have high costs of customer acquisition. And with not-so-delightful services, they are susceptible to lose those costly customers. And this is where you can save money.

Companies always know that its cheaper to retain an existing customer than to get a new one. So this is what needs to be done –
  • Research the costs of plans similar to ones used by you, but provided by competitors.
  • Call your mobile service provider
  • Ask them if they have any better plans to offer you?
  • Tell them what other companies are offering you.
  • And tell them that you are ‘thinking’ of switching to a competitor, who is providing cheaper & better plans.

And bingo!


The company almost surely would provide you something better than what it was offering earlier. A cheaper or a better plan! And if you are a high usage customer, just think about the savings you can make using this ‘slightly-evil’ approach. 😉

Give it a try and let me know if it worked for you. I did for me. 🙂

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Free Stock Mug Giveaway!! – 100,000 Hits Special

Stable Investor has crossed a small milestone. Just a few days back, we received our 100,000th visit on Stable Investor. And to celebrate this occasion, we got ourselves something to binge on.


🙂

But then we thought. It is you whom we owe it all too. It is you, who read our articles & kept us company while we tried learning from our mistakes and Mr. Market. So we decided to thank you. And to celebrate this occasion by holding a small contest titled ‘Stock-in-a-Mug’.


What is required in this competition?

A little common sense, gut feeling and of course and a little luck…

All you need to do is to tell us name of that stock which you THINK will give maximum returns by April 12th, 2013… And that’s it!!

Winner gets to be a part of the celebrations and receives a sleek Stable Investor Coffee Mug 🙂 


To win it, all you have to do is –

STEP 1:

LIKE our Facebook Page (link) – [Mandatory. For obvious reasons.] 🙂

STEP 2:
Head to the Message button as detailed in pictures below and send us the name of ONE (just one) stock from Sensex 30 Companies (list of 30 stocks), which according to you would give maximum return by April 12th, 2013.

Sending Message to us – Step 1/2

Sending Message to us – Step 2/2


RULES:
  • Only one entry per FB id would be considered valid. In case of multiple entries, only the last one would be considered.
  • You can submit your entries only till 11:59pm on April 8th, 2013 (not April 12th).
  • Winner would be the entry (stock) with maximum percentage returns on 12th April 2013 (not April 8th) from date of this post (March 26th).
  • In case of a tie of any kind, we would randomly select a winner among the tied participants.


So make the best choice!! Best of luck.


Note – Do remember. Entries close on 8th April. But winners would be decided based on returns till 12th April 2013.

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