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.


Need Money Now? 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...

10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

If you are trying to stick to a budget, you have to control how much you spend on groceries. It is one of the largest areas where we spend money each month and if you are not careful it has the potential to break your budget by hundreds of dollars. Want to...

How I Paid Off $25,302 of Student Debt on a Smaller Income

This article is part of the Student Loan Debt Movement, which is encouraging and inspiring people to take action on their student loans. Tell us a bit about yourself I’m 27, my favorite color is green and I am debt free! I’m a freelance writer who...

How She Paid off $8,400 in Debt in Just 90 Days

Well Kept Wallet chats with Lauren Bowling, who obliterated over $8K in debt and even started a blog about it. Find out what she did to pay down her debt and stay sane. How did you acquire $8,400 in debt? I battled with credit card debt throughout...

Teaching the Youth About Money: The FutureSmart Challenge

Recently I had the privilege to attend the FutureSmart challenge by MassMutual that was put in Phoenix, Arizona. There was about 2,500 students in the Talking Stick Arena where the Phoenix Suns normally play. The event is geared toward teaching the future...

How to Make Money with Airbnb

We’re always talking on the site about all of the great ways to make extra money that are out there. From passive income sources such as dividend investing to active income sources like delivering pizzas, your income-earning capabilities really are in your...

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances Right Now

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....

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...

Lenda Review

Have you ever purchased a home or refinanced a home? If so, you probably know what a time consuming process it can be. It takes work to find and secure mortgage financing. There seems to be an endless amount of phone calls and paperwork. And then there...

The $23 Financial Move That Every New Parent Needs to Make

When you are a new parent, there are many decisions that need to be made. What type of furniture do you need for the kid's bedroom? What type of car seat do you need to buy? Who is going to watch your kid when you need to go out of town? While these might...