The story on inflation ('Who Shrunk My Savings?', 22 February) was thought provoking. I will be retiring soon and I am wondering how I can factor in inflation into my investments to ensure my nest egg doesn't shrink at a time when I need it the most.
Ravinder Bhandari, Saharanpur
Most people are unable to look beyond inflation’s impact on their current consumption, not realising that unless they protect their investment from inflation, their future consumption is endangered too. MONEY TODAY will strive to bring such issues to your notice.
At a time when BPOs and IT companies are hiring loads of young professionals at high salaries, the young generation is having the time of their lives (Cash them Young, 22 February). In such a scenario your article would prove more than handy, as investing and saving, both are habits which should be inculcated at an early age so that the future is smooth and tension free.
Bal Govind, Bareilly
It is essential to begin investing at an early age, specially when one has fewer financial responsibilities. The best thing is: good life and good investment go hand in hand.
While the Delhi High Court has ordered implementation of the Conditional Access System (CAS) in metros, what is the guarantee that all free-to-air channels shall be provided under CAS by cable operators (Life after CAS, 22 February)? Also, many households have more than one television set. If a set-top box is required for each set, a family will have to spend a lot of money. Therefore, consumers should have a choice and not be forced to switch to CAS. Also Direct To Home (DTH) is not cheaper than cable. Furthermore, it has many regional channels which most subscribers do not ever wish to see.
Mahesh Kumar, e-mail
CAS allows a viewer to watch TV channels of his choice through a set-top box, and pay only for those. DTH is satellite-based and beams channels directly into homes through a personal dish antenna. Both have their pros and cons and it is the consumer who has to decide what suits his needs. Whatever be the decision, the switch is inevitable.
MONEY TODAY is an excellent magazine, specially for people who respect their money. Thank you for bringing out this magazine, but unfortunately it is not available in my town. Please suggest how I could get it on a regular basis?
Koot P.B., Shimoga
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