Personal Finance Book Give-aways!

The wonderful publicity staff at John Wiley & Sons, the publisher of the international best-seller, Millionaire Teacher – The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School is kind enough to sponsor 2 copies of the book for readers of LCF on Personal Finance. Previously, I interviewed the author of this very book, Andrew Hallam, who shared with me his investing mantra which makes him financially free in his late thirties.

A Tale of Middle Class Millionaire

Here are the reviews you should know about this best-seller, by various accomplished finance authors:

  1. If you buy just one book this year, this is it. Millionaire Teacher will educate and inspire a whole new generation of savvy investors who think for themselves, regularly beat the Street and will retire successfully – Paul B Farrell, Author, The Millionaire Code, The Winning Portfolio and The Lazy Person’s Guide to Investing
  2. Put away your check book. Instead give this book to every young person and you will be gifting them a lifetime of financial independence and success – Robert P. Miles, Author, Warren Buffet Wealth
  3. Andrew Hallam has distilled the timeless lessons for investing into nine easy to understand and easy to follow rules. The newbie investor will not find a better guide than Millionaire Teacher – Burton G.Malkiel, A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Here’s what you need to do to participate in this give-away, using the widget below.

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That’s it! Winners will be announced on Friday, 25 May 2012 so get your entries in!

P/S: The book is worth RM 67.80 at Popular bookstore

And, if you miss the podcast interview, here it is.

Immediate Personal Finance Lessons for Everyone

This Post Has 56 Comments

  1. i think there are more singles, unmarried, now and without dependents such as children. how is their savings and investment strategy differs from the marrieds?

    1. YL, I’d say, no dependent individuals are on the no-speed-limit highway to financial freedom if they a financially savvy, invest diligently and spend like they want to grow rich. Look at Andrew Hallam. 🙂

  2. Hi CF Lieu,
    The financial topics that I’m interested in is about the various investment, both long term and short term, that I can join to secure my financial situation.

    1. Hi Mak, I’d say, short term = cash and fixed term. Everything else is long term to reap maximum return from the effect of compounding and the ups/down of business cycle.

  3. I need to sort out my messy information input which coming from so many sources … hope this book help.

    1. Hi YK , unfortunately this book won’t be able to help you with that. By the way, what messy information you are referring too? Perhaps we could help

  4. Wish to learn more about investment and wish can reach my financial independence by 40s.
    Like your blog alot!
    Keep up the good job!

    1. Thanks Celine! That’s encouraging to do even better!

  5. Would like to find out did I missed anything important in personal finance.

    1. No, Andy, you didn’t. I know you didn’t when you said so 🙂

  6. I would like to find out more on long term investment other than unit trust.

    1. Property, REIT, dividend stocks to name a few Sze Yin.

  7. I would like to find out more about the personal finance, and would like to know whether Unit Trust is really for long term investment.

    1. Yes, but got to be aware of the hidden charges which erodes your return, Poh Tin.

  8. wish this kind of book become a part of the school’s syllabus

    1. Oh, yes, it should be one of the syllabus for Life 101.

  9. I wanted to retire without worries and this could be a tool in acheiving it

    1. Wow Subra, I won’t say so, but probably one the very basics to achieving it – financial literacy

  10. This is my first time entering into a “contest” in 2012 🙂

  11. Really great info and do learn a lot thru this blog as well your REITMethod course. You really broaden my knowledge in financial matter as well in REIT investing. I’m not good in writing long compliment or elobrate on it. Its just from my heart, thanks and thanks again.

    1. Seeing that you do benefit from this blog and REITMethod course – you just made my day too Elaine!

  12. Nice website and always offer good stuff!

    1. Thanks Goh!

  13. thank you very much for this! This may my 1st book about finance!

  14. Wish to learn more about investment and wish can have financial free at my middle 30s.

    1. Nice Jynee..ambitious goal! Let us know your progress 😀

  15. Millionaire Teacher – The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, by the name of it already sounds very interesting. Hope to see what I missed out during school time. Anyway, thank you for sharing, enjoy following your blog, keep it up.

    Thank you.

    1. Yes, Way, check it out at bookstore, flip a few pages and I am sure you’ll find it entertaining as well as packed with no-holds-barred writings.
      Thanks for the comments!

  16. Every journey begins with the first step and this applies to our financial journey too..the first step is the most important, which is to start saving(6 months emergency), then invest (to grow our money by letting money work for us)..there’s a reason why maths are thought in school, and now we need to apply it in our real life, projecting & calculating how we could achieve our financial target..We need to constantly read global news, to be aware of any daily events and anything that could affect our investments…basically, any sound decision will be highly dependent on our own analyst, judgement and common sense…no right or wrong method, but ultimately it is the lesson learnt that propel us is definitely important but I live by what Suze Orman preached, “People first, then money, then things..”..this is what keep us grounded…

    1. ellwye…this snippet could be a guest blog post by itself already!

  17. There are a lot of books about investment and personal finance out there in the market. But which one is suitable for each individual. Therefore, what I think is reading and evaluate them by ourselves is rather the suitable way for us. There is no such thing like BEST INVESTMENT BOOK.

    1. I agree. Personally, now I prefer books which tell us how to take action. Robert T’s book, imo, is on the other spectrum – it inspires, but you got to figure out what yourself what to do after reading them.

  18. I would like to achieve financial freedom through equities and properties. Hope guidance is provided clearly 🙂

    1. Hi KS, well REIT is a special kind of equity, and it’s correlated with commercial properties. All in one. 🙂

  19. Hi LieuCF
    Firstly, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience on the topic of personal finance where every Malaysians can relate to. As I continue picking up valuable crumbs from the Internet, I would like to understand more in terms of property investment for young adult (eg. type of property to begin with, tips in managing fixture and rental collection, list of good property investment clubs and cheat sheet on financial terms used in end-to-end process from buying to selling).

    If I win the book, I believe I could leverage on the author’s financial strategies and sharing of real case scenarios from a teacher’s perspective to build my financial knowledge.

    1. Hi Aidan, KC’s got this Check it out, and no, I don’t get paid for saying this; it’s just that I am a member as well.
      Thanks for the comments!

      1. Thanks for the heads up. Just found out from KCLau there is one on stocks as well at I believe property and stocks will be a great boost to my financial vehicle taking me faster and further towards my financial goal ..if done right.

        By the way, I have received the book today. Thanks again to you and John Wiley publisher for this contest. Hope to see more of similar contest soon.

        1. Nice! Enjoy the book and it’s my pleasure. Check back often Aidan!

  20. I would like to learn the most effective way in taking care of my financial matter as well as the safest way in investing.

    1. HI Yeong Kang, have you downloaded my ebook yet (below)? I think it could be a good start :).

  21. TQVM

  22. it would be great to know a step by step guide on how to invest in equities. which is better, stocks or unit trust? pros and cons? there’s too many info in the market and sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming.

    1. Stocks, hands down. Coz there are much hidden charges in unit trust which erodes your real return.

  23. A very inspiring thought….teach a young person to fish….get him this book and start him right. What a thought and gift in the right direction. Really wished I knew this 35 years ago, when I pass out from University. LC, look forward for your sharing and millions thanks for the sharing.

    1. Thanks for the kinds words, Kuldip!

  24. “The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School”
    Sadly to say, I never receive any financial education in school. Not even a proper one at home. I believe it applies to many people in Malaysia. Only if I know, I should have accumulated a certain amount of wealth by now. But fortunately, there are still generous people like CF Lieu and KC Lau that are willing to share their financial knowledge. Currently joining CF Lieu’s REITMethod and KC Lau’s moneyautomationsystem courses. I would say they are my great mentors, not forgetting the members inside these courses 🙂 A great book definitely will change one’s mindset and his/her life. I believe this book will further enrich my knowledge in the path of achieving financial freedom.

    1. Hi Yau, you are not alone. Thanks for the compliments!

  25. Yo LCF,
    This is Xac, a uni student at Semenyik. I quite agree with your point that the traditional principle for asian style finance is “spend less what you earn”. It is a smart move to organise this promotion, as I was introduced to this website. I hope that I can win the copy to enhance my financial knowledge so I can apply with it and share the principles with others. Even if I didn’t win the book, it is good enough that I have found myself a good financial website. Keep the good works on 😉


    1. Thanks Xac, will do! Check back often

  26. I would like to know how one go about justifying investing in REITS in Malaysia and overseas. What are the realistic returns for such category of investment.

    1. Hi Teo, if you subscribe to, the course content will tell you exactly that. Plus, you’ll get a free report on investing outlook – it’s currently closed for enrolment, but do check back often.

  27. I would like to take RM3k per month

  28. Hi,

    I would like to know more about personal finance and how can I start applying in my life. I believe the younger you are financially educated, the more prepared you are when it comes to money management in the future.


    1. Absolutely. This is what this blog is all about, David 🙂

  29. I would like all gurus can take rm3k per mth as reference to all the examples given in books, blogs, etc. Else it is not so realistic in local.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Jooyong, do you mean based on RM 3k monthly income or RM 3k investment lump sum?

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