"...if you are looking for the first, and possibly only, book to read if you want to figure out how to finance the rest of your life, you can read Andrew Hallam’s “The Millionaire Teacher.”" -- Scott Burns
"'Millionaire Teacher' is a an inspiring must-read." -- Canadian Business
"It’s that kind of experience and wisdom that makes 'Millionaire Teacher' such an outstanding book. It’s easy to find excellent books about investing, but it’s rare to read an author who so clearly understands how people think and act in their financial lives." -- canadiancouchpotato.com
"The book itself focuses on nine rules of wealth that people should have learned in school... These rules nicely distill what has been said in many of the better personal finance books out there: particularly those that cover indexing and the futility of high-cost actively managed investment approaches." -- Financial Post
"I would recommend Hallam’s book as a great investment guide for the investor that wants to be more engaged with their portfolio." -- Jim Yih, retirehappyblog.ca
"Written simply, the book is suitable even for those who have little knowledge of finances." -- Personal Money"If you want to make sure that your money is invested wisely, then this is the book for you." -- turnonepoundintoamillion.com
"...quirky, upbeat and above all interesting...a book for anyone." -- blog.iii.co.uk
"This book is engaging and easy to read." -- retireby40.org
From the Inside Flap
As a high school teacher Andrew Hallam is aware of what kind of personal finance education you probably received in school. While you were memorizing the names of dead presidents, battling with trigonometry and laboring over a periodic table of elements, you were probably getting short-changed on the basics of money.
So he wants to make it up to you: with Millionaire Teacher-Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School.
This isn’t a get-rich quick scheme. It is, however, the same time-tested, evidence-based plan that allowed Mr. Hallam to become a millionaire on a teacher’s salary.
Journey with him to explore what most wealthy people already know: if you spend your money responsibly, you can eventually grow rich.
Let him guide you to evidence-based investment strategies of index funds, and laugh when you learn how to whip the pants off most finance professionals, while spending just an hour and a half each year on your investments.
Best of all, learn to defend yourself against the self-serving army of financial planners that aim to pad their own bank accounts, at your expense.
The nine rules of wealth weren’t part of your school curriculum. But it’s not too late to learn them. Take this final class with an entertaining teacher who has already walked to walk. You deserve it.
From the Back Cover
“Andrew Hallam has distilled the timeless lessons for investing into nine easy to understand and easy to follow rules. The newbie investor will not find a better guide than Millionaire Teacher.”
- Burton G. Malkiel, Author, A Random Walk Down Wall Street 10th Edition
“This is a great book. If there was a course called Life 101, this book would be its primary reading. It’s as easy to read as Tobias, Bernstein, or Solin, but it starts from Ground zero and walks you quickly to the true keys to personal finance and investing. It’s what you need to know, told with humor, in a way you can understand.”
- Scott Burns, Chief Investment Strategist, AssetBuilder, Inc.
Personal Finance Columnist, Universal Press Syndicate
“Put away your checkbook. Instead give this book to every young person and you will be gifting them a lifetime of financial independence and success.”
- Robert P. Miles, Author, Warren Buffett Wealth
“If you buy just one book this year, this is it. Studies warn that too many investors are financially illiterate today. Millionaire Teacher will educate and inspire a whole new generation of savvy investors who think themselves, regularly beat The Street and will retire successfully.”
- Paul B Farrell, JD, PhD, Author, The Millionaire Code, The Winning Portfolio and The Lazy Person’s Guide to Investing
“Do you spend too much and save too little? Do you wonder why your investments always seem to roll behind the eight ball? In clear, compelling, and highly entertaining prose Andrew Hallam will explain to you exactly why, and what to do about it. And if you’re a non-US resident, there’s an added bonus: strategies for long-suffering Canadian, Australian, and Singaporean investors that can easily be applied to other nationalities as well.”
- William Bernstein, Author, The Investor’s Manifesto and The Four Pillars of Investing
About the Author
Andrew Hallam is a high school teacher at an American international school who built a million dollar investment portfolio on a teacher’s salary. He has been writing personal finance articles since 2002, and he has been nominated a finalist for two National publishing awards. His work has appeared in MoneySense magazine, L’Actualite and Reader’s Digest.
He has also been profiled in The Globe and Mail, for his nine rules of wealth, and in The Wall Street Journal- with a quirky plea to sleep in Warren Buffet’s garage.
Motivated to protect his friends and colleagues from the conflicts of interest running rampant in the financial service industry, Andrew started delivering investment seminars in 2006, showing how people can easily beat the investment returns provided by the vast number of financial advisors.
Currently, Andrew lives in Singapore with his wife, Pele. Together, they traveling, adventuring outdoors and savoring life.