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What is History Teaching us about Investing

“The Sensex has hit 75000+. I am still waiting for the right time. I have missed out big time. What should I do now?” said Vinod. While there are many types of investors, let’ ….Read More

Reframing the Spending Narrative

I got a lot of love for last Tuesday’s post “Special Reveal: The Journey into The Philosophy of Money.” Many of you even wanted to pre-order the book. We will get to that at ….Read More

The Overstimulation Trap

Warren Buffett once said, “If I were on Wall Street, I would probably be a lot poorer. You get overstimulated. You hear a lot of things. You may shorten your focus and a short fo ….Read More

Special Reveal: The Journey into ‘The Philosophy of Money’

If writing one book is hard, crafting two simultaneously is a completely different ball game. I recently completed my sixth book, written for financial professionals, focusing on t ….Read More

The Key to Mastering Patience

In the world of investing, understanding the relationship between your assets and your goals is crucial for cultivating patience—a vital trait for any successful investor. The vi ….Read More

Investing in Your Financial Fit: Why One Size Does Not Fit All in Personal Finance

Imagine walking into a store to buy clothes, but instead of picking garments that fit your size, style, and comfort, you choose to buy what your friend wears. It sounds absurd, doe ….Read More

The Only Variables That Matter

There are only a few when it comes to investing… How much do you save? How much do you have in contingency or sleep well reserve? How much do you invest in equity (or ownershi ….Read More

The Perilous Pursuit: Why Chasing Performance is a Disease

In the ever-volatile world of investing, the lure of rapidly rising markets can be hard to resist. Even the most conservative investors, typically celebrated for their prudence and ….Read More

The Good News

One of my favourite poems is by Monk, Teacher, and Author, Thich Nhat Hanh. “They don’t publish the good news. The good news is published by us. We have a special edi ….Read More

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

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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