How The New Shared Economy Could Help You Grow Richer By Taking From Big Business


I’m a Digital Nomad. That doesn’t mean I cross deserts chasing water holes and game.

But as a writer in today’s digital age I can work almost anywhere.

During the past 2 years, my wife and I have lived in Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Europe.

We meet a lot of people who are enjoying their vacations. When they find out about our travels, they ask a lot of questions. Europeans, Canadians and Australians ask if we’re on an extended break from work.

Americans, however, sometimes ask something different. They want to know if we’re retired.

I either look a lot older than my 46 years or Americans are getting used to seeing large wealth gaps, accepting the notion that lots of people retire young.

In a desperate attempt to find out which was true, I looked up the 2015 Allianz Global Wealth Report. 

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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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