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Scott Burns

Scott Burns has covered the changing world of personal finance and investments for nearly 40 years. Today, he ranks as one of the five most widely read personal finance writers in the country. Scott’s articles are his bi-weekly financial article published in 83 newspapers nationwide. Scott also published articles strictly for AssetBuilder readers. Each article is written about the financial news and how to prepare your retirement. Scott also utilizes a question and answer column on Wednesdays where he help investors make the difficult decisions in finance.

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Andrew Hallam

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 rich 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. This blog, and my book, Millionaire Teacher, are my attempts to teach some great strategies–while continuing to learn and be inspired by others.

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