Who am I?
My name is Daniel Fells, creator and author of The Money Apprentice. I am 29 years old and based in the UK. I have always had a passion for entrepreneurship and from a young age I would have ideas about how I was going to make my fortune. I remember at the age of 11 or 12 deciding I wanted to own a rental property when I could afford it (is that normal at that age?). My ultimate goal is to be financially independent and making a living entirely from my own businesses/investments.
Facts about me
Nobody wants to read a full page bio, so here are 5 facts to help you get to know me better:
- At birth, I was 20% longer than the average baby (I’m now 6’3). Make of that what you will.
- My first business venture was selling sweets at school. It wasn’t a bad money spinner but I ended up having to guard my school bag all day, which wasn’t much fun.
- At around 8 years old I won £75 on a scratch card from a machine in my dads local pub (a small fortune to an 8 year old). I had used money my dad had given me to play arcade machines to buy the ticket so in return I had to buy a round for him and his mates.
- When I was 18 I won a holiday to Los Angeles by singing on the radio.
- At age 24 my dad and sister became my business partners as we bought our first rental property together.
What can you expect from this blog?
I’m a person who learns by doing so I try to make my blog posts experience based. Some of the posts will be opinion based but for the most part I am writing about it because I tried it myself. I don’t write because I love writing. In fact, I often struggle to find the words to write a sincere birthday card. I decided to start writing because I enjoy talking about business and I wanted to try something new. I also want to help others whilst broadening my own horizons at the same time. I have a strong belief that the more you put yourself out there the more you will get back in return.
Why listen to me?
The internet is absolutely packed with information on saving money and building wealth (and any other subject for that matter) and there are lot’s of people way more qualified than me to give advice. So what made me decide to start a personal finance blog? Two reasons. Firstly, despite the never ending flow of information, there’s still a large chunk of the population who are unsatisfied with their financial situation and therefore many people I can try to help. Secondly, the internet may have many opinions already but it doesn’t have mine. Every person is unique and I want to put my own weird and wonderful ideas and opinions out there. Do with them as you please.
This is me. After careful consideration over which photo to feature I concluded that I look awkward in all of them. At least the view is nice though.
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs