Deacon Hayes is a Financial Expert based in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been featured all over the press, including the US News and World Report, CNN Money, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and more. He is passionate about helping people get their finances on track and he is available to speak on personal finance related topics as well as to do media appearances when an expert is needed.
As a wood flooring salesman, Deacon realized that he had accumulated $52,000 in consumer debt. Being fed up with being in debt, Deacon decided to study sound financial principles by reading books, watching videos and even taking a personal finance class. After developing what he calls a Financial Game Plan, he was able to eliminate the entire $52,000 in debt in 18 months. Being fired up from the whole experience, he decided to pursue a career in Financial Planning for a large investment advisory firm. He began to realize quickly that the people he worked with as a Financial Planner were mostly high net-worth individuals and they had, for the most part, been successful with money. He had a heart for the average individual and knew that this would not be his long term career.
In February of 2013, Deacon was presented an opportunity to share his debt success story on Fox News and at that point he knew there was a greater way to impact the average guy. He quit his job as a Financial Planner to start his own business of helping people with their finances through his site Well Kept Wallet. This switch was exactly what he was looking for. He was able to reach average people with sound personal finance principles to help them get out of debt as well as help them achieve the rest of their financial goals.
Deacon and his wife, Kim, first met as part of a bible study back in 2008. The two graduated from Arizona State University – Kim earning a masters degree in education and Deacon in philosophy and business. The two currently live in North Phoenix with their newborn son, Finn, and two dachshunds, Teddy and Lincoln. Since beginning his career as a financial expert and coach, Deacon has devoted his time to improving others’ financial situations, and, in so doing, to improving their lives. In what free-time he does have, Deacon enjoys spending his afternoons with his son and pursuing various entrepreneurial side-projects. Having offered his financial services to people from all walks of life, he has helped thousands since founding Well Kept Wallet!
There are a variety of personal finance topics that he can speak on, here are a number of options.
How tracking your finances, taking classes and planning ahead helped he and his wife to eliminate their debt.
A series of tips for helping to get your finances in order, such as surrounding yourself with successful people, talking about money and slashing the big things.
How financial tracking may significantly contribute to both financial and personal freedom.
Deacon discusses universally applicable financial strategies like creating a financial nest egg for retirement and sticking to a budget.
A detailed talk on how to eliminate debt using the “debt snowball method” – paying off the smallest things and working your way up for paying off debt.
How the first step to financial success is creating a plan of action.
How he and his wife’s original decision to not discuss money before marriage contributed to their accruing more than $52,000 in debt.
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