Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School

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Wiley, Sep 20, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The incredible story of how a schoolteacher built a million-dollar portfolio, and how you can too

Most people wouldn't expect a schoolteacher to amass a million-dollar investment account. But Andrew Hallam did so, long before the typical retirement age. And now, with Millionaire Teacher, he wants to show you how to follow in his footsteps. With lively humor and the simple clarity you'd expect from a gifted educator, Hallam demonstrates how average people can build wealth in the stock market by shunning the investment products peddled by most financial advisors and avoiding the get-rich-quicker products concocted by an ever widening, self-serving industry.

Using low cost index funds, coupled with a philosophy in line with the one that made Warren Buffett a multi-billionaire, Hallam guides readers to understand how the stock and bond markets really work, arming you with a psychological advantage for when markets fall.

  • Shows why young investors should hope for stock market crashes if they want to get rich
  • Explains how you can spend just 60 minutes a year on your investments, never open a financial paper, avoid investment news, and still leave most professional investors in the dust
  • Promotes a unique new investment methodology that combines low cost index funds and a Warren Buffett-esque investment philosophy

Millionaire Teacher explains how any middle-income individual can learn can learn the ABCs of personal finance and become a multi-millionaire, from a schoolteacher who has been there and done that.

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The advice is concise and straightforward. - Goodreads
Yikes! Some more good advice from the author: 1. - Goodreads
It's one to add to the reference library. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kelly Hayes - Goodreads

A good into to inviesting, but the writing could get really preachy. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book is the equivalent of reading advice from a blog. The advice is concise and straightforward. Well recommended to any beginners who have no idea about personal finance. It does a good job covering the basics. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Andrew Hallam is a high school teacher at an American international school who built a million dollar investment portfolio on a teacher’s salary. He has been writing personal finance articles since 2002, and he has been nominated a finalist for two National publishing awards. His work has appeared in MoneySense magazine, L’Actualite and Reader’s Digest.

He has also been profiled in The Globe and Mail, for his nine rules of wealth, and in The Wall Street Journal- with a quirky plea to sleep in Warren Buffet’s garage.

Motivated to protect his friends and colleagues from the conflicts of interest running rampant in the financial service industry, Andrew started delivering investment seminars in 2006, showing how people can easily beat the investment returns provided by the vast number of financial advisors.

Currently, Andrew lives in Singapore with his wife, Pele. Together, they traveling, adventuring outdoors and savoring life.      

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