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The Best thing about the First Company to Issue Stock

It is not just the name that is interesting but the time horizon for which one was expected to hold the stock. In 1602, the United Dutch Chartered East India Company (Dutch East ….Read More

The Loser’s Game

We know of Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger. The investing world worships them and there are countless books that are written about them. Did you know about 40 years a ….Read More

The similarity between our Lives and Mutual Funds

Let me give you a hint. It has something to do with a Nano I wrote a few weeks back “The Least Understood Line”. Never mind, let me break the suspense. The similarity is that ….Read More

Sign the Ulyssesan Contract before you Invest

Think about this pattern for a minute. At the top of the market we can’t buy fast enough. About three years later at the bottom, we can’t sell fast enough. And we repeat tha ….Read More

Some Points to Ponder Over

The following is some food for thought. 1. The US Election Uncertainty is Over. 2. Serious Vaccine Progress made by Pfizer and Moderna. At some point of time, we might have a ….Read More

The Difference between Process and Outcome

Imagine you are the owner of a cricket team. You are watching 2 players and one of them is Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians fame). The other person is not a cricket player (but you do ….Read More

Which camp are you in?

One of the fundamental requirements to be successful as an investor is to have a positive view of the future. I call it Optimism. There is a general sense even among smart people t ….Read More

The Antifragile Investor

Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote an insightful book “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”. The concept is so powerful and relevant not only to investing but our life in gene ….Read More

Owner versus Loaner

The only real way to create wealth and beat inflation (maintain your lifestyle) is by becoming an Owner. The only other way is to become the Loaner (Lender) who is charging exorbit ….Read More

Fakes, Fekus and Frauds

On Sunday night, I got a call from 12 friends and well-wishers in a span of a few minutes. I returned a few calls and all of them said “Your Facebook account has been compromised ….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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