The Crocodile Hunter

Do you remember Steve Irwin?I loved this guy.If you still cannot recollect who I am talking about, watch this video.  In this Animal Planet video, ....Read More

The Unseen Anchor

"I don't believe in equity; I only believe in real estate," Rahul stated during a conversation I had with a group of business owners and retirees. Another individual chimed in, say ....Read More

A Siren Call About Market Rallies and Profits!

Every time the markets heat up, in my friends’ group the inevitable question crops up: “Should I book profits?” Last time this happened few months ago – I think it w ....Read More

Computers and Mutual Funds

A long time ago, in the late 1980s, the company I was then working for, besides doing bespoke software development, was also into manufacturing and sale of computer hardware. Users ....Read More

The Dad Lesson – II

It’s been a year since my dad (Prabhakar Pandit) passed away...There are so many lessons that he taught me through his actions and few words. Every day, I find myself yearning f ....Read More


“Mathism” – A word I coined to represent the tendency of forcibly converting everything into and justifying everything by, a mathematical equation, just to lend respectabilit ....Read More

In the Years 2050 and 2075

Goldman Sachs recently came out with a report “The Path to 2075”, which had long-term growth projections for the global economy covering 104 countries out to the year 2075. Whi ....Read More

Some Fundamental Truths

Many in the US financial media seem to have suddenly changed track. Bloomberg (to be followed by other outlets later) called this (the stock market closing at 4,400...20% more than ....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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