The College Investor Interview

andrew hallam

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 (Wiley 2011) 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.

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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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