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Market Place Simplified: News & Views by Pooja

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March 24, 2020

Ray of Light in Quarantine

I work in a field where a firm handshake is tied to your integrity and character, and I’m used to hugging the other professional women in my circle.  The past few weeks has seen a separation from these traditions, no longer rubbing elbows on the subway [More...]

Pooja A. Chawla


November 24, 2019

The Call

“911 what’s your Emergency?” Many of us dread having to make the call for a loved one who is struggling for their last breath.  It could be for a spouse, parent, grandparent or god-forbid, a child.  Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when it’s expected, it’s unexpected. 


That’s how I felt when my father passed from medical complications five years ago.  [More...]

Pooja A. Chawla

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February 26, 2020

Wedding Bells

Congratulations, you just got engaged and plan to tie the knot! As you plan your fairy tale wedding, fantasize about your dream home and your adventures together. Somewhere between selecting what flowers best suit your wedding gown and sampling more than your fair share of wedding cake, you momentarily step back to reality to think about finances?

Pooja A. Chawla


October 26, 2019

October 26th, 2018: The Day I Quit

October 26th, this day one year ago I decided to quit my job and hop on a flight, half way across the world to India.  I remember the emotions I had when I emailed my resignation to my boss at 9:00 AM on my way to the airport, stopped at the traffic light, outside of my office that I came to every day to for a few years.  I was scared, excited, nervous, a jolt of adrenaline was running through me all at the same time as I hit the send button.  My heart was racing, my phone rang - it was my boss. Ex-boss as of five minutes ago. [More...]

Pooja A. Chawla

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December 26, 2019

New Year, New Decade, New Goals!

As of late I have found myself in the middle of many conversations where the topic of financial literacy arises, and the lack of awareness that exist around budgeting and credit, savings and investing, and insurance planning.  As a kick-off to a new decade, “Back to Basics: Financial Planning” seems like an appropriate place to start. [More]

Pooja A. Chawla