The Loser’s Game

We know of Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger. The investing world worships them and there are countless books that are written about them. Did you know about 40 years a ....Read More

Sign the Ulyssesan Contract before you Invest

Think about this pattern for a minute.At the top of the market we can’t buy fast enough.About three years later at the bottom, we can’t sell fast enough.And we repeat that ov ....Read More

The Difference between Process and Outcome

Imagine you are the owner of a cricket team. You are watching 2 players and one of them is Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians fame). The other person is not a cricket player (but you do ....Read More

The Antifragile Investor

Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote an insightful book “Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder”. The concept is so powerful and relevant not only to investing but our life in gene ....Read More

Don’t be a Jim. Behave like Sue.

Last Tuesday, I had written a post “There will always be reasons for not Investing”. Today, I thought of writing a very simple yet powerful concept that I believe is worth gold ....Read More

The Real Reason why people flock to Gold

I asked a few investors the other day “What do you think is the real reason for the noise around gold during uncertain times? Why does everyone start to talk about it?” The ans ....Read More

The Art of Investor Construction

“The Art of Portfolio Construction in the New Normal” was the headline of the column in a magazine. Such titles always make me think about what if the healthcare industry could ....Read More

Lessons from the last 40+ years of Investing

Last week, I had written a column on the Legend of Compounding and how most people never get to experience Compounding in their lives. I also wrote what you should do to experience ....Read More

The Legend of Compounding

I am sure you would have guessed who the legend of compounding is but before I get into writing about this, let me narrate a few lines from a brilliant book “Boombustology” by ....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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