Welcome to The Savvy Couple blog!
I almost forgot to introduce who we are and explain how Kelan and I are here to help you find your freedom in life!
It all started a very long time ago…
Yup! That is us! Kelan in the red and I in pink (of course).
To say we knew it was true love in preschool would be a lie because it is.
We didn’t even know we were in the same preschool class together until we ended up dating in high school.
My mother-in-law found this picture in her memory box labeled “Kelan”. What are the odds?
Fast forward 11 years later and we meet again in high school. Opposites surely do attract. We could not be more different! Introvert vs extrovert, saver vs spender, and decisive vs indecisive, but it works for us!
We knew exactly what we wanted to do with our lives after leaving high school… or so we thought.
To make an even longer story short, Kelan dreamed of being a police officer from the age of 7 when he turned in a wallet he found in a parking lot.
He tried a bunch of different jobs before getting into law enforcement such as an Office Manager, Insurance Sales, UPS Driver, and you can even throw in EMT and Volunteer Firefighter.
He did everything in his power to make his dream of becoming a Police Officer a reality.
He finally landed a job in law enforcement as a Jail Deputy. After working there for close to three years Kelan quickly learned it was not the career choice for him. Can you relate?
He was lost, confused, and fell into a deep dark depression as his dream of becoming a Police Officer was not what he envisioned.
Since high school we have always done everything together. With us working opposite shifts, I hated we never got to spend time together like we were used to growing up. It hit both of us very hard.
All of this lead to Kelan realized he needed to take control of his life and become an entrepreneur.
It was so scary for him leaving the law enforcement brotherhood with great pay, benefits, and even a pension.
I was entering my teaching career and had $40,000 of student loan debt after getting my master’s.
How were we going to afford our mortgage, student loan payment, and monthly credit card bill?
The answer? Starting our blog The Savvy Couple!
We started our blog as a small little side hustle. We figured if we could just make an extra $100-$200 per month that would be amazing…
No intention in making it a full-time job by any means. Just working on it between loads of laundry and episodes of The Bachelor.
It wasn’t until we saw the potential income that could be made online as a blogger.
I was very skeptical at first. Of course, right? Making it into the NFL sounded easier than making money blogging. It was so hard to believe.
Nine months after starting our blog we finally made our first $50!
Kelan asked if he could quit his job to try to run our blog as a full-time business.
With everything he had been through recently and God on his side, I had full faith Kelan could replace his income. And he did!
Together we grew our blog into a household name reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month and making over $10,000 per month in revenue!
Before Kelan quit his job we knew we had big financial changes to make and started to really budget our money closely. We saved up an entire year’s worth of salary so Kelan could quit his job.
Soon our friends and family noticed our changes and asked for our help with finances.
In 2018, we were able to attack our remaining debt and pay off $25,000 in only 5 months using the income generated from our blog. Even with paying for diapers and formula for our four month old.
Now, why did I get into that whole short, but long (sorry!) story?
To tell you we were there! We know what it is like to work hard to pay off debt to see it barely make a dent.
We were nervous at times about being able to pay our monthly credit card statements.
You are here for the right reasons. You already made the first step in changing your life and finding your freedom.
That was our story and I know you have one too. Yours might be just beginning, but we want to be a part of it!
We are beyond excited to connect with you and guide you on your journey to financial freedom.
P.S. – No matter what you are working towards it is important to have a community of people supporting you. So, we created two Facebook groups The Savvy Couple Community & Blogging with Purpose that we would love for you to join!
“You have to believe it to achieve it!”
– Kelan & Brittany
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