Win a free comprehensive financial plan from Hemant Beniwal

by Manshu on January 16, 2011

in Opinion

Hemant Beniwal is a certified financial planner, and is currently the director of Ark Primary Advisors Pvt. Limited.

He has graciously agreed to sponsor a free comprehensive financial plan (which normally costs Rs. 12,000 – Rs. 15,000), for one lucky OneMint reader, and here’s your chance to get some professional advice on your finances.

The comprehensive financial plan covers the following aspects:

  1. Strengths and Weaknesses
  2. Assumptions
  3. Financial Statements
  4. Emergency Fund
  5. Life Insurance Planning
  6. Health Insurance Planning
  7. Retirement Planning
  8. Goals
  9. Accumulation
  10. Asset Allocation
  11. Investment Strategy
  12. Suggestions and Action Plan
  13. Disclaimer and Disclosures

So, you can see that Hemant covers a pretty broad array of topics, and this is a great chance to get a financial plan done, and get a good financial roadmap done for yourself.

Hemant blogs at The Financial Literates, so you can check out his work there.

Here’s how you can enter the contest:

How to enter this contest?

There are two ways of entering the contest:

1A) Like the Facebook page of OneMint, AND The Financial Literates
1B) Subscribe to the daily email newsletter of OneMint AND weekly email newsletter of The Financial Literates

2) Leave a comment on this post or OneMint’s Facebook page letting me know that you have done so.

Doing one of the above means that you have one entry, and if you do both then you have two entries in the contest, so it makes sense to do both, and if you don’t see value in the newsletters or Facebook updates then you can always unsubscribe later.

I will close the contest at 5 PM IST on 27th January 2011. I will then create a list and select a lucky winner at random and declare the winners on 30th January 2011.

All the best and I will write another post detailing out my reasoning to keep the contest in this manner for those of you who are wondering why this format is different from what I did earlier.


Swaroop Rao January 16, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I have ‘Like’d both OneMint and The Financial Literates on Facebook. I would like to enter the contest.

Aditya Modi January 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Hi Manshu,

great plan. Would like to be the lucky 1 . done the needful..


Hemant Beniwal January 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Thanks Manshu for introducing me to your readers.

I believes that Financial Planning is the only way through which people can achieve their Financial Goals. Financial Planning gives you more clarity in life; it provides direction and meaning to your financial decision. It helps you to provide right balance between your present and future lifestyle.

I think interaction over next 10 days will help your readers to understand right meaning of Financial Planning.

I am waiting for the lucky winner. 🙂

Today Indian Express published my Query Section(Ask Us)

Manshu January 18, 2011 at 2:45 am


Congratulations on getting through to such a prestigious newspaper, and my heartfelt gratitude to you for sponsoring this give – away for a OneMint reader!

Hemant Beniwal January 22, 2011 at 6:18 am

Thanks Manshu,

In last 1 year I wrote almost 100 articles & query sections for different newspapers & magazines. 🙂

Just sharing what I learned in last 10 years.

Deepak January 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm

This site has already very rich and valuable content and now they are gifting free fin plan, what else you could ask for in this world..I love one mint

I was very disappointed as I was not able to participate last time because I live in Australia, I don’t won’t to loose this time.

All the best and keep up the good work, I don’t know how many people will be enlighted with the content you are providing. I salute you guys..Manshu bro u r a real mate!

Thirumalaisamy Rajasekaran January 17, 2011 at 12:38 am

I have been a regular reader of you daily mails. The quality and contents of the same are REALLY good! please keep up the good work.

Gaurav Malik January 17, 2011 at 1:00 am


Have subscribed to Hemant’s websites and have read a few articles…quite informative. Guess if You combine One Mint and TFL together one does not need to go anywhere else for any financial advice :)….Keep up the good work.


Hemant Beniwal January 22, 2011 at 6:19 am

Thanks Gaurav – it’s a big complement 😉

Chirag January 17, 2011 at 1:38 am

Nice initiative both by Hemant & Manshu..
Really appreciate it 🙂

aniruddha pathak January 17, 2011 at 3:13 am

i would like to enter the contest

aniruddha pathak January 17, 2011 at 3:24 am

subscribed to email

khalid January 17, 2011 at 9:18 am

Nice combination of two great guns in investment field.

Manshu January 18, 2011 at 2:32 am

I’m just a blogger Khalid

Hemant Beniwal January 22, 2011 at 6:20 am

Thanks Khalid – I am feeling 🙂

Murali January 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

Subscribed to The Financial Literates Newsletter. I would like to enter into this contest.

Sandesh Goel January 17, 2011 at 10:01 am

subscribed to both and “like”d both, look forward to a taste of professional financial planning.

Radha Krishna Tripathy January 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm


this book will not only help in financial planning but also educate the person on financial related things. I just love One mint and hopefully Hemant’s book would be a good read to one and all.

Manshu January 18, 2011 at 2:42 am

Well, actually it’s not a book, he will create a financial plan tailored to you. So it’s a plan which is designed specifically keeping your needs in mind.

swati January 18, 2011 at 12:34 am

Hi manshu,

i just discovered your site today when researching on Gold Etfs in India. i was very surprised to learn from your ‘about me’ section that you are not a finance professional because there is so much relevant information here. What i loved was that all of it is written in such a simple language with not much technical jargon that i have no problems understanding it.
…. And as a bonus there is a contest going on 🙂 which i have entered by subscribing to the emails.
Thanks for all the great work

Manshu January 18, 2011 at 2:43 am

Great timing Swati! I’ll just reiterate that I’m not a professional, and the mistakes I sometimes make probably show that!

Sandip Mahajan January 18, 2011 at 1:32 am

I Have done the needful. Done both. Please count me in for the contest.

kunal January 18, 2011 at 3:54 am

Include me in the contest, subscribed to newsletters. Thanks.

Aery January 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

Hey Manshu,

I have ‘liked’ One-Mint and The-Financial-Literates . So that’s one entry.

I am already a mail subscriber of your blog, now I have subscribed The Financial Literates also. That’s second one.

Looking forward to win this plan.

pallavi January 19, 2011 at 9:05 am

Fulfilled both the requirements for a double entry.

Prakash T. January 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hi…please include me too for the contest…..thanks and great going…..

Ashok January 20, 2011 at 4:39 am

Hi Manshu,

Wish to slot my entry as well…

chandan January 21, 2011 at 4:15 am

I just found these blogs by googling in search of some tax saving tips and investment awarness and fond both people are doing excellent work.

All the best keep it up!!

I got a chance to enter this contest its pleasure to me.


Swanand January 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

Hello Manshu,

I have entered myself through both the methods. You can verify..

Thanks for the material though!


Swaroop Rao January 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Manshu, I was supposed to get two entries.

Swaroop Rao

Manshu January 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

In your comment you state that you have Liked both sites, so that’s why I’ve put you for one entry.

I guess you subscribed to the emails as well, but didn’t state that?

Swaroop Rao January 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm


That’s correct. I have also subscribed to both newsletters.

Swaroop Rao

Pinakin Mehta January 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Hello OneMint,

I’ve done both the things. Please enroll me for the contest.

piyush khanwalkar January 21, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Hi Manshu,
Good work and would like to be the lucky 1 .
Done for both the entry routes
-Piyush Khanwalkar

Aravind January 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm

I clicked the like button on both Onemint and The Financial Literates

Jaya January 21, 2011 at 11:01 pm

This is interesting and I have done both and owuld like to be one of the contestant. Thank you.

Nikhil January 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Did both of the things. Any other ways to increase my chances?

Anurag January 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Hi ,

I have done both and I am feeling lucky.

Thanks for keeping us fiancially literate

Sumant January 22, 2011 at 12:44 am

Liked the Facebook page of OneMint, AND The Financial Literates. Win or no win – i don’t care. It’s worth it. So liked.

APPAJI RAO January 22, 2011 at 1:23 am


I have ‘liked’ One-Mint and The-Financial-Literates & subscribed for mail alerts for both of them.

These sites are indeed excellent mine of information. Gr8 stuff!


Hemant Beniwal January 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

Thanks Appaji,

The way Manshu has designed this contest – no one will be looser at the end of the day as you all will be getting great articles from both of us.

Viral January 22, 2011 at 1:42 am

I have subscribed to your Newsletters

amar January 22, 2011 at 2:12 am

HI, I have registered for below
1B) Subscribe to the daily email newsletter of OneMint AND weekly email newsletter of The Financial Literates..
And would like to nominate myself for the content

Meetali January 22, 2011 at 4:25 am

Hi Manshu
I have already subscribed to the daily Onemint newsletter.
Now, I have also subscribed to the The Financial Literate email newsletter.

Raja January 22, 2011 at 5:43 am

Hello Manshu,

I have ‘liked’ One-Mint and The-Financial-Literates . So that’s one entry.

I am already a mail subscriber of your blog.
Appreciate your efforts to keep us financially literate!!
The quality and contents are good! please keep up the good work.

Looking forward to win this plan.


Radhika January 22, 2011 at 8:14 am

Have liked FL’s FB and opted for the news letter 🙂

Bunny Singh January 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

Hi there, hope this will put me in the list!

Re: Enter the giveaway, double your chances, and verify your entry

Thanks 🙂

Manshu January 23, 2011 at 1:46 am

Thanks for your prompt action Bunny.

Bunny Singh January 23, 2011 at 1:50 am

Thanks to you..have a great time! Keep posting the good stuff!


vikrant January 24, 2011 at 4:32 am

Have completed both , two entries :).

Apart for the Contest, general questions, I know having many subscribers is good for the blog, however what i wanted to check is, i am subscribed to your blog via Google reader, and subscribing to email alert is like having the same things twice, Readers who subscribe to your blog via readers are not considered on total Subscriber to blog??

Manshu January 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Yes, Google Reader subscribers are counted, but then there is no way to verify that if you are running a contest. That’s why the request for email subscription. In your case, I’d recommend unsubscribing from the OneMint email after the winner is declared.

vikrant January 25, 2011 at 12:34 am

Sounds Good, Thanks Manshu.

Srinivasarao January 24, 2011 at 8:51 am


I have done both!!


sumit January 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Hi Hemant/Manshu,

Have subscribed to the daily email newsletter of OneMint AND weekly email newsletter of The Financial Literates.

Will be looking forward to read the newsletter..


Manas January 26, 2011 at 5:58 am

I have liked OneMint and The Financial Literates.
Also subscribed to email updated from both.

P.T.PALANI January 27, 2011 at 1:29 am


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