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The Cost of Believing Headlines

Do you remember the Headlines in February –April 2020? We might not remember the headlines. We might not even feel now what we felt back then. However, when we live through such ….Read More

Bubble Zone, Expensive, and Correction Musings

A friend asked me a couple of months back “Are we in a Bubble Zone?” I asked him to define a Bubble and why he felt so. He said he did not know much about the subject but sai ….Read More

Staring at the Market Syndrome

Have you ever found yourself staring at the TV screen/mobile news and felt the urge to Sell? Now have you ever found the urge to Buy after looking at news? If you are human like ….Read More

The 2 Bonus Words

Many of you loved last week’s post and I could see that in the comments received. This week is sort of a “Part 2” of that post. The previous post covered the words FREE and G ….Read More

The Coach and the Foundation

Can you become an effective writer without understanding the foundational elements of a language?   Think Alphabets, Words, Grammar and Punctuations.   Can you become ….Read More

The 2 Most Dangerous and Costliest Words for Investors

Can you guess these 2 words? I am sure you can but let me reveal it before I create more suspense. The Awards go to “FREE and GUARANTEE” in no particular order. Yes, these 2 ….Read More

There is no Luck without Reflection

One area where we have not evolved much (despite going to the Moon and Mars) is in investing. Many people pretty much continue to follow the formula depicted by the Behaviour Gap ….Read More

The 1 Year (Bear) Anniversary

It has been slightly over a year now since COVID-19 created havoc in the lives of people and the way we live, work and play. I distinctly remember March 2020 but do not feel it any ….Read More

Same Field or Same Game…

Imagine a football field in your neighbourhood and you see people playing cricket one day. You might or might not be surprised seeing people play cricket on a football field. I am ….Read More

Cucumber and Pickled

I know this sounds odd for the headline of an investing blog post. I promise though I have a point to make, so hang on. Adam Alter in his book “Irresistible: The Rise of Addicti ….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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