Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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  2. Dan, at Canadiancouchpotato, just posted a fabulously researched response to a recent newspaper article that touted a series of index beating actively managed funds. Check it out here:

  3. Have you ever read something called the 12-Step Investor Index Fund or something like that? It was a 12-chapter e-book online for 600 pages that I downloaded for FREE when I was 23.

    Ever since I read that, I have been an active disbeliever of mutual funds that are 'targeted' to your age and risk and so on.

    I've seen actual historical data from 100 years back of how the index fund CONSISTENTLY beats actively managed mutual funds.

    It's a good read if you can find it.

  4. @FB @

    Thanks for the recommendation. If it's free, I definitely want to check it out–thanks!!

  5. Harry sounds like one very wise person.

  6. @The Biz of Life
    Hey Biz,

    He's definitely entertaining as well. But because I know him personally, I can't be the one calling him wise–if you know what I mean. What would that do to our friendship? The guy definitely wouldn't trust me after that!! All joking aside, he does think with his head, rather than his heart. And that's impressive.

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