Be Less Wrong

An executive (Vishal – name changed) of a portfolio manager recently sent me the following WhatsApp message. Additionally, he made a remark that I reproduce here – “Th ....Read More

Not So Obvious

I have been receiving some amazing feedback for the last 2 Posts – The 500 Year Plan – Part I and Part II. In fact, I continue to ask this question to every person I meet. And ....Read More

The 500 Year Plan – Part 2

I received many shocked responses to last week’s post “The 500 Year Plan”. “Is this really possible?”, wrote one. “Where is the catch?”, wrote another. Many said they ....Read More

The 500 Year Plan

I was working on a 500 Year plan for my family. I know there are many ifs and buts here. It’s likely that there are many questions such as ‘Is he crazy? Or Who does this?’ go ....Read More

Whose goal is it anyway…

“There are key moments in life when we ask ourselves questions,” Sebastien Bras says. Questions such as ‘What have we done in the past, where are we today and what do we want ....Read More

The Enoughness of Money

Is Money ever Enough? ORDo you always feel that you need some more at least?Some more right…We think we will have enough when we have that little more.But have you ever stopped t ....Read More

The Flesh-Eating Bananas

Do you remember the story of the flesh-eating bananas?I had completely forgotten about it until I read the book “The Intelligence Trap”. The Author David Robson wrote, “In la ....Read More

Rest in Peace Forecasting

Sometimes I end my posts with interesting quotes but this time I thought of starting the post with 2 powerful quotes. They actually sum up all there is, you need to know about the ....Read More

The Best Stock Market Timer in History

Last week’s post was about the Worst Stock Market Timer in History. This week I thought of writing about the Best. However, I thought of doing this through the context of Correct ....Read More

The Billionaire’s Special

“I thought I came to the expert, who can protect my capital and my family.” Who do you think said this? Sorry, wrong question. Attempt another one. What kind of cli ....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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