William Bernstein Praises Millionaire Teacher

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 of  The Investor’s Manifesto  and The Four Pillars of Investing

It’s a surreal experience, when you labour over something that you hope ends up worthwhile, and then your heroes commend you on the job you’ve done.  William Bernstein is definitely one of my financial heroes.  His books are must-reads for anyone who’s serious about finance.

And I have to say how instrumental Mr. Bernstein has been to my book’s success.  First of all, his own material taught and inspired me.  Secondly, when he read the first draft of my Millionaire Teacher manuscript, he gave me plenty of encouragement, praise, and guidance to make the book even better.  He has been a great teacher for me, and I’ll always be grateful for that.

Thank you Mr. Bernstein.  You’ve helped me produce a book that I think we’ll both be proud of.


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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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18 Responses

  1. Mike Holman says:

    Wow – that's amazing. WB is my investing hero.

    I wonder if he would be interested in reading my RESP book? 😉

  2. Hey Andrew,

    Congrats on the praise… still waiting for the book! 🙂 The site is looking nice, too!

  3. Toyin says:

    Congrats for this endorsement from William Bernstein. I'm a keen follower of your blog. I've already pre-ordered 5 copies for my library and to give away. I can't wait to get a copy. Keep up your good work.

  4. Thanks Kevin,

    I just finished with the hyperlinks to the electronic versions of my book. It's going to be released in Asia in 7 weeks, but then there's the slow boat ride to Canada and the U.S.

    It's much cheaper to print them on this side of the world. I get excited, sharing the endorsements. Thanks for humoring me!



  5. This is just amazing the reviews your getting!

    Did you give a list of reviewers to your publisher 🙂

  6. Hey Passive,

    As far as the reviews go, it's a funny story. The folks at Wiley mentioned that I would need endorsements. What I didn't realize is that the publishers generally mail out pre-published galley copies to potential reviewers/endorsers. I misinterpreted that part, and figured that I should try to get reviewers myself. So I put together what I felt would be a dream list of great finance writers/finance minds, and sent my manuscript to them. And I really got lucky. Burton Malkiel, for instance, told me that he gets loads of books in the mail, from major publishers, looking for endorsements. Obviously he can't (nor does he want to) read them all. He's a busy guy. But I got really really lucky.

  7. Andrew,

    I was almost blown away after I read Mr. Bernstein's comment above. You should be very proud! 🙂

  8. Cheers Mark,

    Bill was really generous with his feedback as well—so yeah, I was proud, and grateful for his help and approbation.

  9. Dave Alfawicki says:


    Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! We are all proud of your achievements, and your glowing endorsements…Way to go buddy! Way to overcome the significant hurdles life has thrown your way in the past few years! You deserve all the success in the world~ you have always had a gift of being an inspiration to all your friends…

  10. Thanks Dave!

    I'm lucky to have such great friends. Thank you!

  11. Marianne Trestain says:

    I'm so glad you have come to appreciate libraries, Andrew. What can match a library for helping people enrich, explore and entertain – and they are open to all! I like to think your days in MSES and KamHi have helped you on your way.

    You deserve any and al success and are a role model for how selfless people can be as you share your ideas with the world.

    All the best!

    Mrs. Trestain


    • I can still remember the songs you used to sing to us Marianne. "Down by the bay, where the alligators roam, back to my home, I dare not go." The beauty of 1979!

      Hope all is well!


  12. Marjorie Alfawicki says:

    Hey, Andrew!

    We watched your interview on Global Noon News … you looked cool and relaxed!! I went out today to buy a copy of 'Millionaire Teacher' and could find none in Vernon! All suppliers were out… now that's a good sign! I'll keep looking!

    I think it all started with that paper route, delivering the Province Newspaper! Or maybe it's just about the numbers. Anyone who can remember what we paid for a car, thirty years later, must be really focused on numbers.

    We're proud of you, Andrew, and we'll keep looking for your book. Maybe this teacher can be a millionaire, too!

    Dave's mom and dad

    • Hey Peter and Marjorie!

      Thanks for the kind words. Did you know that your son is mentioned in the book? And no, I didn't use him as an example of a dumkopf. I have the market cornered on that one. Last week, I ran out of money on a remote Cuban road, with no ATM in sight. No matter how great a guy is at eating pancakes, there comes a time when he realizes the uselessness of his one claim to fame. If the book's a second claim to fame, well..that was pretty much useless on that Cuban road as well.


    Hey Android- way to go! Let us know when Warren Buffet asks you for advice! You

    have done well , and I will never call you a dumkopf again ! Seriously, we are

    proud of you! We look forward to your sequel.

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