Andrew Hallam is an English teacher at Singapore American School. He built a million dollar portfolio on a teacher’s salary, while still in his 30s. His book, Millionaire Teacher, is an international bestseller.

FFN: At what age did you get started in investing?

AH: I started to invest when I was nineteen.

FFN: How did you get interested in investing and who inspired you to get started?

AH: I met a mechanic who was raising two kids on a single salary.  He was 47 years old, and he was already a self-made millionaire.  He was frugal, and a great investor.  He inspired me to believe that I could do whatever I wanted to do in life, whatever my passion was, and still end up financially …