over the years if you consider cost of interest you paid and adjust for inflation the profits will not look attractive. Often I even see people selling property in distress after holding for 10-15 years and having paid so much interest.
Life itself can get so much more expensive when it is spread between two cities. I see examples of people working in India and having families in Singapore. Even a split between Mumbai and Delhi for that matter can involve significant costs each month. Do you see what a huge airfare bill you are running up each month? Some weekends you will need to be in your work city and sometime family will come to your work city. Having life in two cities is not prudent from a financial planning point of view. Somehow the expenses you are incurring may not seem double but will eventually turn out to be double of what you need to run just one home in one city. How will you save and invest after this? This is the reason why such corporate executives who appear to live a rich life are in reality quite poor when you see their personal balance sheet.
For some CEOs and very senior executives, the dual life might just be okay because you are perhaps 50+ and so is your spouse and spouse is perhaps busy as well. Your children are in late teens or over 20 and pretty much have a life of their own. You could make some quick bucks and good investments during this time provided you do not buy new EMIs. But please note that a company has just one CEO and few in its top management.
By design of Indian corporate life, if you become unfortunate on the emotional front then by the time you are CEO or someone really senior in the organisation, you will have only your corporate career with all the riches but no family, no life, no one to care for and no one who cares for you. What are you going to do with money if you did not