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The Recency Bias

One thing we humans specialize in is to take the recent past and project indefinitely into the future. Turns out, this phenomenon has a name. It’s called the Recency Bias – and ….Read More

Part III- The FTX Pandora’s Box

I hope you enjoyed the first 2 parts in this thrilling FTX series. Many of you loved both the posts – “Built for Traders by Traders” and “The Lies We Believe. Let’s dive ri ….Read More

Conventional Wisdom

Today’s Nano is a simple yet powerful sketch. Rising Costs aka inflation is a disease. You can never beat it or manage it with fixed income. I hope the above sketch brings this c ….Read More

The Lies We Believe

This post is a continuation of last week’s “Built for Traders by Traders” post, but with a different headline. The current CEO of FTX John J Ray III (the same gentleman who c ….Read More

Yet Another Irony

I had written a post “The 2 Other Ironies of Investing”, which many of you loved. Guess what! There is another interesting one. While I have written about it before, but this o ….Read More

Built for Traders by Traders

There is so much (mind blowing insights & bullshit) to write about this topic that I might actually end up doing a Series on it. In the meanwhile, I will keep you guessing for a fe ….Read More

Always Follow WWHWW

Any guesses about what this cryptic headline is? It has nothing to do with WWF, Wrestling or Wildlife. It has everything to do with investing your hard-earned money. Can ….Read More

The Credit Suisse Special

“I thought I came to the expert, who can protect my capital and my family.” Who do you think said this? Sorry, wrong question. Attempt another one. What kind o ….Read More

Quantum Physics and Investing

The Author of “The Comfort Book”, Matt Haig, writes these amazing lines – “According to quantum physics, the laws of the universe are probabilistic. This means that even am ….Read More

The Living Lists

I know the exact Aha moment when I figured it was time to retire from my job. While there have been many Aha moments, this one in particular was super important and special. This w ….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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