Do what you love and the money will follow

Tips LIFESTYLE | 03. June 2019

Welcome to Money Tips by Charles Kelly, author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness. Charles spent over 25 years in financial services working for banks, Insurance companies and as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser running his practice, before setting up his speaking, consultancy, and property business.

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Welcome to Money Tips by Charles Kelly, author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness. Charles spent over 25 years in financial services working for banks, insurance companies and as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser running his practice.

Do what you love and the money will follow

Tips LIFESTYLE | 03. June 2019

Welcome to Money Tips by Charles Kelly, author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness. Charles spent over 25 years in financial services working for banks, insurance companies and as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser running his practice, before setting up his speaking, consultancy, and property business.

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ABOUT ME

Welcome to Money Tips by Charles Kelly, author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness. Charles spent over 25 years in financial services working for banks, Insurance companies and as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser running his practice.

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Do women marry for money? Absolutely!

Listen to Do women marry for money? Absolutely!Women say things like, “I’m looking for a man with a sense of humour who can make me laugh and go for walks in the park…” That’s a bunch of baloney!    The majority of women really want someone who is a good provider who can give her and future children financial security.   I’m offering a free Wealth Accelerator discovery coaching call to three people this week - CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE CALL https://bit.ly/3zJ21GY If you’ve ever watched a David Attenborough documentary, you’ll know that in the animal kingdom, the female of the species wants to mate with the leader of the pack, the strongest male to give them security and protect them make their offspring. It’s animal instinct. In the modern world, we forget how much our animal instincts still plays a part.   In Asian cultures women absolutely marry for money and security. Even in the UK, many Indian family marriages are still arranged according to financial status, class, occupation and career prospects. In short, it is about money!    See full article.   Remember this old saying:   When money stops coming through the door, love goes out the window.   Let me know your views in the comments. If you enjoyed this and found it helpful, please like and share with your friends and follow me on social media to give more people free value.   I’m offering a free Wealth Accelerator discovery coaching call to three people this week - CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE CALL https://bit.ly/3zJ21GY   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

House Prices Fall As Stamp Duty Holiday Ends

Listen to House Prices Fall As Stamp Duty Holiday EndsUK House prices dropped by 0.5% in June just as the long stamp duty holiday began to be phased out, according to the Halifax. Annual property prices still rose 8.8%, resulting in average prices more than £21,000 higher, which is more than most people saved on stamp duty in the mad scramble to buy a home. The average price of a UK property according to the lender is now £260,358. The Government removed the need to pay stamp duty on some properties for much of the pandemic in a bid to stimulate the market in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The move worked, but critics argue that it caused price inflation and could created a property bubble if demand falls. Mortgage lenders, like the Halifax and Nationwide, long with estate agents are confident that, "The power of home movers to drive the market won't fade entirely as the economy recovers”. Demand remains high among buyers seeking larger family homes with the average price of a detached property climbing faster than any other type over the past 12 months - shooting up by more than 10% or almost £47,000 in cash terms. Detached homes now cost on average more than half a million pounds, £200,000 more expensive than the typical semi-detached house. Double tax on holiday homes A Welsh local authority plans to double council tax on second homes in order to deter the growing number of English buyers snapping up seaside holiday homes on the coast of Wales.  Owners of holiday homes and empty properties in Gwynedd will be hit with double council tax from next month after Councillors backed the increase in premium from the current 50%. The tax could raise an extra £3m a year for social housing. More than one in ten houses in Gwynedd was now classed as a second home. Councillors in the larger city of Swansea are planning a similar tax hike. Buyers, presumably priced out of the more expensive Devon and Cornwall, have been buying up properties in Welsh beauty spots. The effect of this prices locals out of the market and destroys local village life where properties are only used at weekends. Councils have powers to increases local taxes on empty properties and second homes. Cheap money also fuelling the bubble? There is a buy-to-let mortgage available through the NRLA offering a 2 year fixed rate of 1.25%, with free legal fees and a £250 cashback! You could borrow a million pound on interest only and the mortgage payment would be just over £1000 per month. You couldn’t rent a million pound home for that. If you enjoyed this and found it helpful, please like and share with your friends and follow me on social media to give more people free value.   I’m offering a free Wealth Accelerator discovery coaching call to three people this week - CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE CALL https://bit.ly/3zJ21GY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Two Deadlines End 30 June - How Will They Affect You?

Listen to Two Deadlines End 30 June - How Will They Affect You?Stamp Duty holiday ends, long live tax on property buyers! Wednesday 30 June is the deadline for most European Union (EU) citizens to apply to live permanently in the UK as settled residents. The Stamp Duty exemption for homebuyers paying tax on properties which cost £250,000 or less is coming to an end, much to my solicitor’s relief! He will need a real holiday! Wales temporarily raised its threshold for land transaction tax (LTT) during the pandemic from £180,000 to £250,000, in line with other UK governments. The exemption, originally to March 2021, was extended to 30 June. Some homebuyers have saved thousands by completing sales within the deadline, but others are set to miss out for various reasons including legal or mortgage delays. From 1 July, stamp duty will be charged above £250,000 at the following rates: £0-£250,000 = 0% £250,001-£925,000 = 5% £925,001-£1,500,000 = 10% £1,500,000+ = 12% On 1 October 2021, rates are due to return to normal. That means the point you to start paying stamp duty will revert to £125,001: £0-£125,000 = 0% £125,001-£250,000 = 2% £250,001-£925,000 = 5% £925,000-£1,500,000 = 10% £1,500,000+ = 12% You can use the government's Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) calculator to find out how much you would pay. Will there be a slump in the market?  In truth, nobody really knows when the property, or stock market, will peak, but we do know that bull runs usually last 10-12 years and we have already passed that deadline. Governments around the world printing trillions of dollars have prevented a slump and recession, so far. An estate agent friend of mine, who has just had her best quarter ever, said she is concerned that people who wanted to buy this year have done so already. EU Settlement Scheme Deadline The take-up of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) has been huge - but there are serious concerns that thousands of people have still not sought to register. Anyone who is not registered loses their legal right to live in the UK. What is the EU Settlement Scheme? The EUSS was launched in March 2019 to register EU citizens as settled residents in the UK. This is a follow-on from Brexit, which ended freedom of movement and the right of people from the EU to come to the UK - and for UK citizens to go the other way. More details - https://how2cometotheuk.blogspot.com/2021/06/eu-settlement-deadline-30-june-2021-how.html By the end of May 2021, 5.6 million people had applied for the scheme - far more than expected (it was estimated in March 2019 that there were 3.7m EU nationals in the UK). How will this affect UK residents? The BBC reports that a shortage of skilled trade workers has developed as European Union migrants leave the UK and demand for home improvements rises, according to the founder of Homeserve. Chief executive Richard Harpin said the shortages were "pretty bad" across the country, not just in construction but in other trades too. He wants the government to put more trades on its jobs shortage list.  The hospitality sector is also experiencing staff shortages, so you might have to wait a little longer for your latte. In the long run, importing cheap labour does not help the economy and we should be investing in more training to upskill the resident workforce, especially if they are unemployed and drawing benefits.  The laws of supply and demand dictate that when there is a shortage, prices rise. We will all be paying more for trades people, and the price of materials has also shot up. It has become almost impossible to find handymen, plumbers, builders, electricians and other workers since the lockdown when thousands of EU workers handed back the keys to their landlords and flew home. With so many people moving, everyone is busy, which is exactly what the government wanted to achieve with the stimulus. Would you like to get into property, but have no money or don’t know how? Learn Multiple Streams Of Property Income AT Free Event 2– 4 July The UK’s Brightest Property Experts Will Share In-depth, Practical Knowledge Of Buy-to-let Properties, Raising Finance And How To Build A Mighty Portfolio From The Ground Up. Register HERE FREE LIVE TRAINING- - https://bit.ly/3hmHnFX At the Multiple Streams of Property Income event we reveal the many ways you can quickly make large sums of money and secure your financial future. Our skilled trainers will reveal proven, successful methods for you to cash in on right now, even if you have no previous experience and little to no finance. Our trainers have all ‘been there, done that’ and you can relax in the certainty that you are getting the expert help you deserve! Your just need to take that first step... What You Can Expect At The Multiple Streams Of Property Income Event Multiple proven investing strategies You will be guided through the most effective cashflow and equity growth strategies that are working right now in 2021 Learn how to get UNLIMITED finance to build your portfolio (hint: you can do this WITHOUT using either a mortgage company OR a bank) You’ll hear from other property investors who are experts in buy-to-let, property trading, raising finance and other ways of building a property portfolio from scratch into a multi-million pound business Benefits of MSOPI Earn 10x the income with only 10% of your personal time By the end of the event you will have a clear strategy to start or add to your cashflowing property portfolio. Make new connections that will last a lifetime including potential JV partners Learn how to make more money from ONE simple property deal than you make in 6 months of paid work. Register HERE - - https://bit.ly/3hmHnFX Speaker Line-up Kevin McDonnell | Rent-To-Rent Property Investing Expert & Author of the Bestselling Book No-Money-Down Property Investing Kevin Poneskis |Serviced Accommodation Property Investing Expert, Over 28 Years of Property Investing Experience David Siegler | Property Deal Sourcing & Packaging Expert, Over 15 Years of Property Investing Experience Toni Gargan | Business & Property Investing Expert, Over 5 Years in Property Investing Education Register HERE for this FREE Training FOLLOW LINK TO JOIN - https://bit.ly/3hmHnFX If you enjoyed this and found it helpful, please like and share with your friends and follow me on social media to give more people free value.   I’m offering a free Wealth Accelerator discovery coaching call to three people this week - CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE CALL https://bit.ly/3zJ21GY   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

What Are NFTs And Why Should You Be bothered About Non-Fungible Tokens?

Listen to What Are NFTs And Why Should You Be bothered About Non-Fungible Tokens?In March 2021 Artnet News reported the sale of a piece of NFT digital art by Beeple’s which sold for $69 million at Christie’s auction. The artist, whose real name is Mike Winkelmann, jumped to number three on the list of most expensive living artists at auction.    An NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, is a type of digital asset, like a representation of piece of physical art or music, that you can own and trade, typically for between $40 and $200. A fungible asset in economic terms contains units that can be readily interchanged - like money. A non-fungible asset is a unique one-of-a-kind asset, like a work of art.   NFTs are bought and sold online, often with cryptocurrency, and they are encoded with the same underlying blockchain software technology as many cryptos.   So why would anyone want to own a digital asset, effectively a photograph of a piece of art, when they could take a photograph themselves?   Firstly, this new creative enterprise goes far beyond owning a photo of a painting. And let’s face it, millions of people buy prints, which are copies of original art, to hang on their wall.    Entrepreneur and influencer Gary Vaynerchuk said NFTs and the blockchain technology around them as something that will influence everything we do on the Internet.   Gary compares blockchain technology to the early stages of the internet when people thought that it was just a search engine or an online encyclopaedia.    I remember about 15 years ago reading an interview with Lord Sugar, who made his fortune manufacturing Amstrad computers, describing ordering something online as a waste of time and commenting that it would be quicker to go to the shop and buy it!   In the future, Gary predicts people will carry around digital wallet containing digital assets, ID and personal records and currency.    One wonders how many people will be left behind by the pace of change. Governments are concerned about the number older and poorer people unable to access essential services because they are not online or do not own a smart phone.   With the growing demise of the traditional High Street travel agent, it will soon be difficult to book a fight unless you have internet access.    Banks are trying to phase out cash and Sweden is one of the first countries to move towards a cashless society. Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) are already being planned in major countries and the EU.   The increase in speed of new developments in technology means we have to continue to study and keep ourselves up-to-date. This doesn’t mean going back to school or university, although I would recommend formal or vocational study if you want to change careers, and you could just involve 30-60 minutes a day reading online, listening to podcasts or researching videos on YouTube.   I read a statistic many years ago that only 10% of people do any further study after leaving school or university. Is it a coincidence that those who do study tend to be in the top 10% income bracket? Brian Tracy said that reading for 30 to 60 minutes a day will make you an expert in your field within six months and could get you to degree level within 2 to 3 years.    If you enjoyed this and found it helpful, please like and share with your friends and follow me on social media to give more people free value.   I’m offering a free Wealth Accelerator discovery coaching call to three people this week - CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE CALL https://bit.ly/3zJ21GY See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Welcome to Money Tips by Charles Kelly, author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness. Charles spent over 25 years in financial services working for banks, insurance companies and as a qualified Independent Financial Adviser running his practice, before setting up his speaking, consultancy and property business. Money Tips will help you save, make and accumulate more money whether you are a business owner, entrepreneur, employee or still searching for your vocation. For more tips and information visit Mondeytipsdaily.com. The Information given in this podcast is for your entertainment and should not be construed as financial advice. As always, take independent financial advice before making any investment decisions.

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