How To Become A Millionaire Expat


When an author writes a book, their publishing company often gives them a handful of personal copies for free. After that, authors have to buy their own books.

For my new book, Millionaire Expat, I begged for 50 copies.

Instead of selling them myself, I wanted to give them away. Here’s why.

I know that most expats don’t save enough money. I also know that most of them get ripped off by offshore investment sharks. Unless you’re JK Rowling (or of that ilk) authors don’t make much money from their books, usually between $1 and $2 a copy.  

So, if I didn’t write this for money, why did I do it?

If I can get these books into as many expat hands as possible, I’m hoping my work will make a difference in the lives of other people. That’s why I pushed the publisher to offer bulk orders (15 copies or more) at a typical bookstore’s cost (40% off the retail price). Please contact me with a bulk order for your colleagues. Reach me at

Meanwhile, these are the 50 people who won the Millionaire Expat Facebook sweepstakes.

They will receive a free copy of my book. If you can spread the word about my little mission to offer this book at a discount, then we’ll all be part of a team that will help a lot of people.  And if you haven’t joined the Facebook group at Expats & International School Educators Financial Advice, please do so.  I plan to buy a few more copies…just to give them away!   

1. Patrick Green
2. Anand Tamilchelvan 
3. Samantha Samantha Mena River
4. Kylie Horsfall
5. Patricia Phyall
6. Amanda Reilly
7. Mark Holmes
8. Mark Stride
9. Scott Lassey
10. Rupen Shah
11. Erin Loges
12. Virginia Prairie
13. Crystal Cappuccio
14. Evelyn Chang
15. Katherine Sharpe
16. Graham Hughes
17. Todd Norton
18. Chrystene Chryssy McAdams
19. Kirsty Gascoin
20. Rob Elliott
21. Shannon Fehse
22. Sara Wilkins McAllister
23. Keeley Tagtmeyer 
24. MatthewvSewell
25. Anita Sutton
26. Daina Nigmetova 
27. Tanja Michiels
28. Faraj Abutalibov
29. Cathie Matthews
30. Maria Herrera
31. David Lloyd
32. Ben Sheridan
33. Phavana Silva
34. Milena Baeff
35. Antonio Sanchez Rodriguez 
36. Jeff Jeff Usher Harrison
37. Sean Kelly 
38. Sarah Cosgrave
39. Dean Sherwood
40. Michal Zglinski
41. Elaine Fong
42. David Lloyd
43. Hazel Tan
44. Matthew Sewell
45. Ganesh Desai
46. Janelle Schmidt
47. Jennifer Norman
48. Heather Pollock 
49. Kimberly Kimberly Keller Vlasseman
50. Gina Ryan


And here’s the book on Amazon!  Thanks!

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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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4 Responses

  1. Dr Sukhbinder Singh says:

    Dear Andrew,
    The purpose of life, in my opinion, is to:
    1. Do something productive and if possible, do something remarkable with you life (such as being a life saving doctor)
    2. To nurture the next generation
    3. To find joy and bring joy to others

    Thank you for your books and blog posts – they do all three of the above

  2. Nathan Harrow says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you so much for your book, “Millionaire Expat”. It’s a great read and is full of amazing information that you don’t find anywhere else, especially as an expat teacher in Thailand who’s constantly bombarded with emails from various financial advisors all after a pound of flesh.

    I have a question that I can’t find an answer to in your book. You said that it’s not possible to use Vanguard if you’re outside of the UK and best not to anyway as you’d lose your non-resident status and be charged capital gains.

    So if I were to use Saxo in Singapore to trade, could I still then buy Vanguard ETF’s without any capital gains and still keep my non-resident status?

    Sorry if this is a really dumb question and I’ve missed something somewhere! I am British.

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