Welcome to my blog!



I’m the author of the best-selling personal finance book,  Millionaire Teacher—The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School  (Wiley 2011, 2nd Ed. 2017).

I have also written The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing – From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley, 2015).

I used to teach Personal Finance at Singapore American School, but I now travel the world with my wife as a ‘digital nomad’.  I often deliver public presentations about saving and investing while continuing to write.

Currently, I write for The Globe and Mail and for AssetBuilder, a U.S. based financial service company.  My previous writings included a column for  Canadian Business magazine as well as articles for MoneySense magazine.


 About me

If you didn’t grow up in a wealthy household, you and I probably have plenty in common. My dad was a mechanic, and my mom worked part-time at a retail store, earning slightly more than the minimum wage.   As one of four children, my parents expected me to pay for my own college education. Perhaps I developed an early respect for money because I never had any, while growing up. 

And when I was 19, I met a mechanic who happened to be a millionaire.   I learned that it wasn’t always necessary to have a high paying job, in order to build wealth.  I wanted to become a school teacher.  And I figured that if a mechanic could grow wealthy on a middle class salary, then I could too.

So before my 20th birthday, I started to invest. Along the way, I learned some vital financial lessons. And as I started to succeed, financially, I grew more baffled at the absence of sound financial lessons in schools. 

Other than my books,  all my posts on this site are free to access.  I hope you enjoy them. This blog also provides links to my published writing, however some of the articles are considered premium content and may require a subscription.


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