Andrew Hallam Talks Financial Independence With Christian Bischoff In Oberursel, Germany

When Christian Bischoff invited me to speak about financial independence in Germany last week, I didn’t know what to expect.

He said many of the people in the audience wouldn’t understand English. As a result, he planned to hire a couple of translators.

The translators would sit in a box at the back of the conference center. Attendees could select headphones, so they could hear a translation from my English to German.

When attendees asked me questions in German, I put on the headphones myself. I didn’t know how it would work. But it was amazingly effective.


Christian Bischoff draws huge crowds every time he speaks–often more than 5000 people. But this was the first time he would be asking someone else to do (almost) all the talking.

These were my longest investment conference sessions ever. I started at 9:00am. And I finished at nearly 8:00 pm. Christian’s fans were hungry for information. They wrote down almost everything I said.

It was also the most enthusiastic crowd that I have ever spoken to. I loved their energy. I loved how hungry they were for financial education. And I hope to meet more of Christian’s followers again, next year.


If you would like me to speak at your business or school, please contact my wife, Pele.


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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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