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 <a href="https://milliona

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Don't Let Asset Allocation Drift Into A Naked Dream


Would you buy a country's stock market index if it thrashed the US index almost every year over the past ten years? If so, this article is for you.…

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Five Common Investing Questions

#Financial Literacy #Investing

Whether posted on social media or asked after a presentation, I find these are the 5 most commonly asked questions about personal investing.…

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Beat The Investment Returns Of Almost Everyone You Know

#Investing #Mindset

What are the best funds in the world? Obviously, they're the funds that will make you the most money over your lifetime. Morningstar's latest research confirms what they are. I unpack their findings...with a goofy tale.…

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When Index Fund Investors Would Have Been Eaten Alive

#Financial Literacy #Investing #Index Funds

We didn't evolve to invest well. The ancient ones who could have passed on the right genetics were likely eaten by big cats and torn apart by bears.…

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September Kindness Lottery


Sign-up for Andrew's Kindness Lottery at for a chance to gift a free copy of Millionaire Teacher (second edition) to one of your friends.…

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The Big Con: Promising Stock Market Returns Without Market Risk

#Advisors #Financial Literacy

Few people enter the financial services industry to make the world a better place. Many advisors are like a fox, given permission to raid the henhouse at night.…

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Andrew Hallam speaks with B-NOW, Bristol Myers Squibb, Switzerland

#Talks and Interviews

It's always inspiring when companies and international schools promote financial wellness. Last week, I spoke to employees from the B-NOW group at Bristol Myers Squibb, in…

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As COVID Fears Abate, The World Begins To Open Up


Globally, COVID regulations and protocols vary. As the world starts to open up, travelers can begin to take careful steps out.…

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Investments Purchased from European Banks are often Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

#Expat Investing

Before 2019, I didn't know that European banks routinely (yet sadly, legally) rob people who walk in and ask, "Could you please invest my money?" This story explains when and how I came to this conclusion.…

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Stocks Are Going To Crash

#Investing #Financial Literacy

US stocks are going to crash. I don’t know when. But they will. US stock market CAPE ratios are near an all-time high, and we haven’t had a double-digit calendar year decline for twelve years. Is that important? Read on for the answer to that question.…

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