Can You Really Live Better On Less?


In three weeks, my wife and I will leave Singapore for an unconventional lifestyle.

We’re going to travel around the globe, spending at least three months in each destination: renting homes, housesitting, learning bits of language and customs.

We might do it for two years.

We might do it for thirty.

Many of our friends say, “We want to do that too. But we don’t have enough money.”

My response? “You just might!”

In my latest Assetbuilder article, I explain why I think so.

Read the Article

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 and Millionaire Expat: How To Build Wealth Living Overseas. 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.

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13 Responses

  1. Rohan says:

    All the best for the new adventure Andrew. 🙂

  2. Terry says:

    Won’t you miss teaching?

  3. Scott Rousseu says:

    Congrats to you and your wife, Andrew! This is what we invest for – a lifestyle of freedom to choose our own course. I will be following you closely as our family is looking forward to a similar lifestyle change in a couple of years. All the best!

  4. John says:

    Good luck to you!

  5. Jeff Kowalsky says:

    Hi Andrew,

    I check your website everyday. I enjoy your articles and value your advice.
    I’m looking forward to hearing about your travels and the lessons you learn along the way.
    Safe travels.


  6. mid says:

    What a surprise! Didn’t see that coming. You seemed so happy and content teaching. What about your students?

  7. Debrilepe says:

    Hi Andrew,

    You’ve done a great job with this blog, and it’s very clear you’ve made a difference in many people’s lives. Are you planning to keep the great investment insight going? Thank you for all your hard work on this blog. I started reading it a few years ago, and now our entire family reads it! I hope that even from the far corners of the earth, you’ll still continue to keep this great blog going. Thank you!

    All the best to both of you!


  8. Ken says:


    I do hope you are not going to give up this blog as well as it helps and inspires so many people.

  9. My Own Advisor says:

    All the best Andrew! I haven’t posted a comment in some time I know, but I continue to read every post.

    Enjoy the adventure! 🙂


  10. Vig Lacera says:

    Andrew I wish you the best in your travels. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and being straight up about things. This business is rife with con artists and scammers. I’ve learned a ton since I started reading your site and your Millionaire Teacher book last fall. My only regret is that I wish I’d take an interest in investing when I was younger. Fortunately, I still have some time to accumulate.
    Godspeed with the new book. cheers

  11. Cameron says:

    Hi Andrew,
    I have two questions for you. First, can you tell us when your new book is coming out and what it is primarily about? Second, do you have any advice on seeking freelance writing jobs? This is something I am interested in, but I don’t know how/where to get started.

  12. Daniel says:

    I was wondering when you guys would finally go into early retirement and enjoy the fruits of your financial discipline and research. Great that you are taking the plunge!

    I strongly believe that people should not have to work their whole lives in this day and age. . I really hope to find some way to take early retirement myself and spend my time on more fulfilling things. With computers and automation. .we shouldn’t have to be machines that can only make money.

    • Thanks Daniel,

      Although there’s much to be said for doing a job we love. I’m one of the lucky ones. My work, as a teacher, never really felt like work. At some point, I may return to it. But for now, I want a taste of retirement…so I get to sample everything.

      Thanks again!

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