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Unspinning The Spin

This is a continuation of last Friday’s Nano… Protecting oneself from media spins (in investing and other areas) involves a multifaceted approach to consuming information c ….Read More

Volatility and Risk

Many people often mistake volatility and risk as being the same. However, the truth is that these two concepts are distinctly different, each with its own implications for investor ….Read More

A Tale of Two Spins

I came across this image a few weeks back…Don’t know where I saw this, but it was super interesting. The image shows two newspaper headlines reporting on the same economic dat ….Read More

The Thrill of Boring Investing

Have you ever visited the buzzing cities of Las Vegas, Reno, or Atlantic City? These aren’t just havens for gamblers; they’re electric with energy – more vibrant even than Rio de ….Read More

The Biggest Bias

Behavioral scientists and researchers have identified and written about a wide array of cognitive biases. While the exact number can vary depending on the source, one of the most c ….Read More

The Greatest Bank Robber in The World

Last week, I was writing my take on an interesting question pertaining to stock market investing…Let me keep the question a secret just for a few paragraphs. After a couple of da ….Read More

Investing in Wisdom

This is such an important topic that I decided to write a second part of last Friday’s Nano.   In this era, characterized by the rapid exchange of information, the challenge ….Read More

The Crocodile Hunter

Do you remember Steve Irwin?   I loved this guy.   If you still cannot recollect who I am talking about, watch this video.

More Precious Than Data, Harder to Mine

In a world awash with data, where facts are flung at us with the flick of a finger, we find ourselves in an age Charlie Munger might have foreseen.

The Unseen Anchor

“I don’t believe in equity; I only believe in real estate,” Rahul stated during a conversation I had with a group of business owners and retirees. Another individual chimed in, say ….Read More

About Amar Pandit

Amar is a CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute, Virginia, USA and a Certified Financial Planner. He is also an alumnus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. His first one was “My Financial Advisor”, the happiest and best Private Wealth Management Firm that helps High Net worth Business Owners, Corporate Executives, Doctors and Celebrities to make smart and informed choices about money. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and does so through his sharp and analytical columns published regularly in leading financial dailies, publications and portals. He is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books and 700 + columns for various newspapers such as Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, DNA, Hindustan Times, Mint, Indian Express and magazines. He has developed a board game “Financial Premier League" which is a fusion of cricket and personal finance. Besides this, he has developed Corporate Workshops on Financial Literacy and has developed the first financial literacy program for children between the age group of 5 and 12.

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Amar's Philosophy

It’s a myth that More Money = Happiness.
Yes, we have all heard that it is better to cry in a BMW than cry on the road. However, what matters at that point is that you are crying and unhappy. Your location is not relevant, you are just like the other person crying on the road. The point is that if “More Money = Happiness” were indeed true, the richest people would also be the happiest; the most seemingly beautiful and rich people would not be depressed.

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