Andrew Hallam on The Art Of Charm


No, I’m not sharing how to find a romantic partner.

Instead, I was interviewed by Jordan Harbinger at The Art of Charm, “Where Ordinary Guys Become Extraordinary Men.”

So what’s my contribution to the “extraordinary” part?

Harbinger and I discussed how to manage money.


You can listen to the podcast here

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

  1. JJ Truman says:

    Most of the information your presented in the interview was well explained and makes sense. However, Vanguard is not a “non-profit” family of funds. The funds own the company and can only charge what it costs to operate the fund. In the case of index funds there is no real trading taking place (except to re-balance) therefore Vanguard does not have to pay a manager for the fund to operate keeping expenses low. In their actively managed funds (they have a lot of these as well) they do charge the typical 1% or more depending on how active the trades. Overall, indexing is a simple and effective way to invest, but purporting the idea that Vanguard is not for profit organization is not the case.

    Happy holidays.

    • It’s more accurately a mutual company owned by its investors….which are the people who buy the funds. It’s usually easier to say it’s “run like a non-profit” when explaining it to people.

      • I should probably add that none of Vanguard’s actively managed funds charge anything close to 1% per year. Even Fidelity, T. Rowe Price, American Funds and a slew of other fund companies have active funds costing less than 1%. Vanguard doesn’t have many active funds. But I believe their most expensive one costs 0.52%. That’s less than a bank purchased index fund costs in Canada. To see the active and index funds (along with their expense ratios) you can check out the following link:

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