The College Investor Interview


Robert, at the college investor, published an interview with me about wealth, investing and my high school personal finance class. 

I hope you find it interesting. 

9 Questions from The College Investor



andrew hallam

andrew hallam

I'm a freelance finance writer, lucky enough to have been nominated as a finalist for two Canadian National Publishing Awards. I'm also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, a book explaining how I became a millionaire on a teacher's salary, while still in my 30s. Working to empower people financially, I'm available to motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and index investing. I'm happy to comment on your questions, first, please read the Terms of Use.

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2 Responses

  1. Matt says:


    Great interview. The lesson on car buying really resonated with me. I'm a teacher and I'm looking to develop a personal finance course/unit for grades 7-9. Just wondering what kinds of things you use, any resources, etc. Thanks

    • Hi Matt,

      The only two resources I use are my book and the internet. The kids all have laptops. I teach the course somewhat socratically, by asking questions and having kids look up possible answers. They seem to enjoy getting guided from behind this way. As for my book, they read a chapter, and then I ask them to find support to back it up (online) and something to refute it, online. We discuss the difference between online opinions and online support, based on academic studies. It's great when students ask, "Mr. Hallam, after reading all this stuff online and in your book, I don't understand why anyone….pays credit card interest….or buys actively managed mutual funds. Enjoy the course, and have fun with it. Don't bog them down with dull, written material.

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