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Moneylife Group

Overview

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The Moneylife Group consists of Moneylife, fortnightly personal finance magazine, a vibrant business and news website (www.moneylife.in) and a non-profit registered trust—Moneylife Foundation—to promote financial literacy and consumer and investor initiatives. These three organisations together empower individual to invest and spend wisely by offering hard facts, insightful opinions, unbiased options and useful tips. Moneylife, launched in March 2006 is driven primarily by the interests of customers and investors. This is evident in our long track record of reporting unbiased facts and opinion, innovative analysis and non-profit initiatives. Moneylife is among the most ethical media companies and is known for calling a spade a spade. 
 
We have a unique understanding of what financial products work, what doesn’t work and what to avoid. This is well-documented in the last six years in Moneylife magazine and also articles in the web portal www.moneylife.in. Readers have benefited hugely from our deep understanding of financial products. Moneylife has written deeply-researched articles on some of the most important aspects of personal finance such as gold, mutual funds, health insurance plans, collecting, best ways to save for your children, wills & nomination and even harmful drugs. Readers’ information and knowledge is continuously supplemented by cutting-edge articles on our website which are put in a daily newsletter sent out five days a week and a weekly newsletter sent on Saturday.

Founders

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Moneylife has been founded by Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal who bring a combined experience of 50 years of understanding business, regulatory and consumer and investor issues.
 
Debashis Basu is a Chartered Accountant by qualification with 25 years of experience as a journalist and the author of several business books. He has worked with The Times of India, Business World, Business India, Business Today, Financial Express and has written columns for Business Standard and The Economic Times. He has co-authored the best-selling The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh with Sucheta Dalal and has also authored Face Value: Creation and Destruction of Shareholder Value in India; Growth Alchemy: Why Smaller Firms Fail to Find Finance and How Market-based Solutions Can Help; Pathbreakers 1&2 and Plain Truth Series on Stocks, Mutual Funds and Investments. He was a member of the Task Force of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on the creation of IndoNext market segment for smaller companies and served as the member of the mutual fund advisory committee of SEBI. He directs the research and reporting on financial products at Moneylife and also oversees the design and business aspects of Moneylife.
 
Sucheta Dalal is among the best known financial journalists in India. Her 25 years of outstanding investigative reporting spans the Harshad Mehta scam, CR Bhansali scam, exposé of Enron, bad loans in banks, numerous corporate shenanigans and regulatory lapses have appeared in Business Standard, The Economic Times and The Times of India. She received the Chameli Devi Award for outstanding journalism and Femina Woman of Substance Award, both in 1993. She served as a member of the NR Narayana Murthy committee on corporate governance in 2003, was a member of the primary market advisory committee of SEBI and a member of Investor Education and Protection Fund of the Government of India. She is also a trustee of the Ahmedabad-based Consumer Research and Education Centre. She has co-authored the best-selling book The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh; AD Shroff: A Titan of Fianance and Pathbreakers 1&2. Based on her outstanding investigative journalism spanning two decades, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006. She directs the current news and socially-oriented reporting at Moneylife, the Foundation’s activities and grievance redressal activities.
 

Moneylife magazine

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Moneylife, an Essential Tool for Learning-Earning-Spending-Investing Cycle. Moneylife magazine is a fortnightly that is focused on personal finance topics borrowings, mutual funds, real estate, stocks, insurance and taxes. It empowers the individual to invest and spend wisely by offering hard facts, insightful opinions, unbiased options and useful tips from the world of money. Moneylife has created a high mindshare with its innovative content and pro-reader stance. It delivers a stellar mix of unique content, sharp analysis and a lucid writing style in a classy design and layout that is a cut above its competitors. Moneylife offers a totally honest opinion about financial products; we are one of the rare publications to analyse life insurance products from with the interests of policyholders in mind and have carried a crusade against debilitating pyramid schemes. 
 
Among Moneylife’s innovations are unique long career interviews that have drawn out the fascinating stories of the biggest and the best achievers in their own words. Moneylife has been the only magazine to feature luminaries such as Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata, Professor CNR Rao, RK Laxman, Professor MM Sharma, Keki Dadiseth, KV Kamath, Dr RH Patil, Amitabh Bachchan, Geet Sethi, etc. These gripping interviews have become the talking points across the country and have been compiled as bestselling two-volume titles called Pathbreakers and Pathbreakers2. Buy the books here.

Moneylife Daily News & Views

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This website www.moneylife.in puts out socially-relevant relevant news, views from independent columnists and product reviews—with a difference every few minutes, all encapsulated in a daily newsletter sent to 100,000 people daily. Subscribe to the newsletter here.

Moneylife Foundation

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As part of its strong investor- and customer-orientation, in February 2010, Moneylife set up a non-profit organization, Moneylife Foundation (MLF) which is the Voice of Savers. The Foundation works towards safe and fair market practices through workshops, round table meetings, white papers, research, awareness campaigns, grievance redressal, counseling, etc. 
 
The Foundation has set up Moneylife Knowledge Centre, a lecture hall-cum-reading room with access to hundreds of books and magazines on business, economics and finance. The Foundation works at enhancing financial literacy at the grassroots level through a combination of focused workshops on issues based on real-life situations and experiences (how to be smart with your money, importance of credit histories, will and nominations, senior-citizen issues, etc), lectures by experts, panel discussions and focused group meetings to debate specific issues or regulatory changes.
 
In this short period, the Foundation has conducted over 215 seminars and conferences. This record is unmatched by any other NGO. The activities of MLF are now larger than that of all recognized investor organizations put together. Although Moneylife is among the smallest, it is the only media company to have taken this initiative. Please look up www.mlfoundation.in
 
All these initiatives make Moneylife a unique, one-of-its-kind media organization. 
 

Moneylife Smart Savers

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Moneylife Smart Savers offers a package of cutting-edge information, deeply-researched shortlist of investment and insurance products, a market-timing and asset-allocation tool and continuous support. It is a commission-free model, which eliminates the problem of having to choose between hundreds of different financial products. MSSN members get the benefit of the same ethical, pro-consumer and pro-investor philosophy that has characterized Moneylife’s approach from day one. Visit savers.moneylife.in and take a tour of the service.

Advertise with us

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Moneylife is mainly read by savers that is, those who have the power to spend. It is a great platform for 
- print advertising in the Moneylife magazine. Print advertising can be of different sizes. We are also open to sponsored supplements 
- digital advertising in www.moneylife.in
Digital Advertising can be banners of different sizes in our website
 
Please contact us at sales@moneylife.in and we would be happy to respond as soon as possible. 
 
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