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 to Make Money While You Sleep

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...

Do You Really Need Life Insurance?

Do you have life insurance? Do you need it? What kind do you need? 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...

The 100 Best Money Quotes of All Time

There is something about quotes that motivates me to be a better person. Especially when they are relevant to me and where I am in life. Since I blog about personal finance and it is a huge part of what I do, I decided to share my favorite money...

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...

80 Easy Ways to Make Money Fast

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...

How To Write A Check in 6 Easy Steps

There are several reasons why you may need to write a check. For instance, some businesses will give you a discount for writing a check instead of swiping a card. This is because they will save money by not having to pay a processing fee. So if you are...

14 Ways to Make Money Selling on eBay

Selling stuff online is a good way to make extra cash. For example, I bought a modem/router at a yard sale for $5 and sold it for $60 on eBay. If you like that kind of profit margin, you might want to consider selling stuff on eBay or similar sites as a...

60+ Creative Side Hustle Ideas To Try in 2019

Finding a side hustle to earn additional cash can help you reach your money goals. It was huge for us as we paid off $52,000 in debt in 18 months. Over time, the income from my side hustle of blogging is now more than that of my previous 9 to 5 job. The...

14 Legit Ways to Get Paid Today

Sometimes you just need money fast – as in TODAY. Perhaps you have an unexpected car repair because your transmission went out or you blew a tire. Fortunately, there are lots of legit ways to get money quickly. If you work it right, you can try a...

9 Cheap Alternatives to Hotels When Traveling

If you like to travel, you know that one of the biggest costs is finding a place to stay while you're on vacation. For the longest time, I only stayed in a hotel. Now, there are so many other alternatives to hotels that it is no longer my go-to option. My...