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What Happens When We Think We Know All There is To Know

In Professor Adam Grant’s book “Think Again”, I read an interesting story about an intelligent gentleman who got duped big time. While any of us can get duped in any area of ….Read More

The Reality of Logic

American Author and Philosopher, Will Durant, wrote “Logic is an invention of man and may be ignored by the universe.” He also wrote, “Hence the uselessness of logic: no one ….Read More

Overcoming the Trap

The single most important factor in a lifetime of successful investing is your own behavior. You could have the greatest portfolio ever created. But one poor behavioral mistake a ….Read More

The Two Ways to be Wealthy

I asked a simple question to many intelligent and accomplished people – “What are one or two ways to become wealthy?” The most common answers: a. Earn More b. Save a ….Read More

The New Highs: Milestones or Warning Signs?

The first quarter of 2024 saw the US S&P 500 gain 10%, its best start to the year since 2019. Any weakness in the market was bought leading the index to a new high. All in all, the ….Read More

A Milestone to Remember

I had written this Nano a few weeks back but then delayed sending it for some reason. Can you guess what this milestone might be (Hint: Bitcoin)? Bitcoin’s market cap reach ….Read More

The Jobs Money Can Do: Harnessing Its Power for a Better Life

A few weeks back, I wrote the post – The Jobs Money Can’t Do. Today, let’s flip the script and explore the practical and positive roles money can play in our lives. Money, ofte ….Read More

Sizing of Positions: Part II

This is a continuation of last week’s Nano on Sizing of Positions as I wanted to get an important point across. While I had written lines, I chose to edit all of those as I felt th ….Read More

Chasing Shadows: How F&O Trading is Undermining Indian Investors

I got a lot of love from many of you for last week’s post “The Jobs Money Can’t Do.” I had lined up another one continuing this train of thought. But I came across an inter ….Read More

Sizing of Positions

In the world of investing, constructing your portfolio is akin to crafting a finely tuned orchestra where each instrument, or investment, contributes to the harmonious whole withou ….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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