Deacon Hayes


Deacon Hayes

Deacon Hayes is a financial expert, speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder of Well Kept Wallet which is a financial education company that provides personal finance resources to people across the world.

Deacon has been featured in many news publications including Yahoo Finance, US News & World Report, Investopedia, CNN Money, and more.

He has helped thousands of people develop a financial game plan so that they can achieve their financial goals in life, and is the author of You Can Retire Early!: Everything You Need to Achieve Financial Independence When You Want It.


24 Best Passive Income Ideas in 2019

I worked a traditional 9 to 5 job for many years and eventually I got burned out. I would work long days, including weekends, and I had little show for it. Do you know what that feels like? I knew that I wanted more freedom and the idea of passive...

4 Simple Steps to Increase Your Net Worth by $100,000

What would an extra $100,000 mean for you, your family and your dreams? How could that kind of money change your life? What if you could increase your net worth by a $100k in the next five years? Increasing your net worth by this amount can seem...

How to Buy a Home WITHOUT a Mortgage in 2019

I think you'll agree with me that making a house payment each month sucks. There was a time that I didn't even think it would be possible to buy a house without a mortgage. I thought the only way I will ever own my home is to borrow money. Man, was I...

How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Quickly in 2019

If you have credit card debt, know that you are not alone. The average household has over $15,000 in credit card debt, and the average interest rate is over 16% according to Bankrate. If you are paying only the minimum payment, you’ll likely be...

Is Life Insurance Really Worth it?

No one wants to think about the bad “what ifs” in life, but no one wants to leave their family financially shattered if something unexpected happens either. So the question you need to ask yourself when deciding if life insurance is right for you is "Is...

Cinch Financial Review: Providing Truly Unbiased Financial Advice

With so many personal finance tools out there today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed about which one is best to use. While all of them claim to help you improve your finances, they all work in slightly different ways. This is a good thing because it means...

Credit Karma Review: is it Legit?

With so many “free” credit monitoring companies sprouting up in recent years, the claims of Credit Karma may, at first, seem too good to be true. Many such companies offer “free” services (despite their fine print pointing to the contrary) but...

7 Extremely Easy Ways to Improve Your Finances Today

No matter what your current financial position is, you can always improve it. Whether it is by making more money, spending less or shopping around, there is always an area that can be fine-tuned so that you can get closer to achieving your financial goals....

80 Best Ideas to Make Money in 2019

How many times have you thought to yourself, “I could use some extra cash”? Maybe you need cash fast. Or, you want to save for something big. There are many ways to make money outside of your day job. I paid off $52,000 of debt in 18 months using...

Definition of an Emergency Fund and Do You Need One?

Emergencies happen and you need to be prepared. If you were to have the transmission go out on your car, how would you pay for it? Would you put it on a credit card? If the emergency cost you $2,000, how long would it take you to pay off that...