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From Exit Polls to Election Results

All the exit polls (of the Indian Parliamentary Elections) on June 2nd,2024 showed a thumping victory for BJP and NDA. An industry executive sent me this video – Bulls Watching E ….Read More

The Arthur Rubinstein Lesson

A few months back, I was walking with an elderly gentleman, and we started talking about the intersection of life and money (and his experiences). He shared an interesting Gujarati ….Read More

Elections and Investing: Separating Fact from Fiction

“I have been waiting to invest. I was waiting for the election results. I had thought that the stock markets would correct as FIIs (Foreign Institutional Investors) have been sel ….Read More

Dare to Succeed

I originally wrote this Nano for financial professionals, but my team felt it would be equally relevant for investors. I have thus rewritten this post from the perspective of inves ….Read More

The Witch of Wall Street

Last week, we explored how reframing our spending narrative can transform our financial behavior and emotional well-being. We understood the importance of aligning our spending wit ….Read More

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

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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