The Lollapalooza Effect

What did you think of this word “Lollapalooza”?Sounds like a cute word. Doesn’t it?While you are thinking, let me clarify that I am not referring to the world’s largest glo ....Read More

The Paradox of Inaction

I heard an interesting line on a podcast- It’s amazing how physically exhausting it is to do nothing.Have you ever noticed/observed this phenomenon?I don’t know whether you hav ....Read More

The Missing Millionaires and Billionaires

After reading last Tuesday’s post (What’s the Latest?), a dear reader wrote to me, “Amar, I loved this post, but I didn’t understand the last line of your post. What did yo ....Read More

What’s The Latest?

A funny incident happened last week as I was speaking with a few of my cousins... One of them (a doctor) said, “Thanks to your colleague, I was able to buy a property in Dadar. T ....Read More

The Boring Part

I recently read an interesting headline “Disney Goes All in on Sports Betting”, in the Wall Street Journal. The headline piqued my curiosity as the first thing that came to my ....Read More


Where do you think the stock market is headed...a sophisticated investor asked me yesterday. I then asked him, "Why is that important to you?" He seemed to be a little aback wi ....Read More

How to Not Realize the Investment Outcomes You Want

I had experimented with a different format on my  (The Blog for Real Financial Professionals) a few weeks ago. A lot of people loved the post (and the for ....Read More

2500 Years of Enough

Even after 2500 (or rather thousands of) years, we don’t seem to have an answer for these questions...•      What is Enough?•      Is this Enough?• ....Read More

All Wealth is Relative

I read an interesting quote by American comedian and actor Chris Rock. Not only did I read it once, I read it a few times because it’s not just funny, but it’s also real and de ....Read More

The Fermat’s Last Theorem

A few months ago, you might have come across this news - MRF crosses Rs. 1 Lakh per share and it’s the first company in India to achieve this feat. It appeared in bold headlines ....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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