Muhammad Ali and Your Kids’ Money

How do we convince our children to save money? It isn’t easy.

They’re exposed to flashy lifestyles of media-blown celebrities.

They’re living in a world where (more than ever) goods are delivered with a couple of iPhone taps.

Young professionals on television drive flashy cars; they live in gorgeous homes. Everyone they attract, in their designer duds, is drop dead gorgeous and artificially enhanced. Responsible money lessons fall flat against frivolous, unrealistic backdrops.

But as a parent, you shouldn’t give up.

I’d like to offer something you could try…

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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3 Responses


  2. Darren Hammermeister says:

    Andrew, your teaching experience is valuable in communicating the basics of money management. I hope a book is in the works.

  3. Thanks Darren,

    I have started a second book. This was my first one:



  4. Darren Hammermeister says:

    Got it. Loved it. waiting for the next one. Hurry up! 🙂

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