The Credit Suisse 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 client do you think ....Read More

The 2 Other Ironies of Investing

The headline may sound a little odd for now, but it will all make sense as you progress through this post.Take a look at the insightful visual below. Digest it for a few whole minu ....Read More

The YES Mandate

Before your mind starts running, let me tell you this – the headline has nothing to do with YES Bank.  But it has everything to do with another bank with 3 letters in its name. ....Read More

The Most Important Thing about Money

I had written a longer post but then chose to remove almost everything I had written (as the lines didn’t need any explanation). In fact, it’s the shortest Tuesday post I have ....Read More

The Boy and the Rich Old Man

You must have heard this story before – There is this successful rich old guy taking a walk through a park and notices a boy lounging under a tree and doing nothing but counting ....Read More

All the Money in the World

In my venture capital class at Wharton, I met an amazing set of people from all over the world. One of them was Rick (name changed), a hot shot biotech executive. Rick was in his e ....Read More

Free yourself from …..

On 31st May 1999, Barron’s published a cover story titled “Amazon.bomb.” The media house published “The idea that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has pioneered a new business par ....Read More

Mimetic Theory and Investing

In my post “Happyness -The Only Goal that Matters”, I had referred to two words ‘Mimetic Desire’ and had promised to write on this. Well, it’s time to cover this key topi ....Read More

The Irrelevance of Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH)

As I was writing this (30th May), the Markets went up more than 1000 points (specifically ONE particular indicator of the financial markets went up 1000+ points). Tomorrow, therefo ....Read More

Happyness – The Only Goal that Matters

“What’s the one thing that you would want for your children and family?”I have asked this question to thousands of families and also to myself over the last 17+ years.Invaria ....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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