Kelan graduated from The College at Brockport State University of New York in 2012 completing his Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and marketing.
Fresh out of college, Kelan started working as an insurance salesman. Quickly realizing that cold calling was not in his wheelhouse, he moved on to pursue his dream to be a police officer. While waiting to join the police force, Kelan was working for UPS and running his side hustle as an Amazon e-commerce store owner.
In 2013, Kelan accepted the job of jail deputy for our local county law enforcement agency. After working close to three years in law enforcement Kelan was not happy with where is life was going. The stressful environment, long hours, and forced overtime forced Kelan into a depression and wanting more out of life. Kelan realized that law enforcement was not the career he dreamed of.
He wanted to create the freedom to set his own hours, make his own money, and be more of the family man he envisioned in this life. Kelan took a huge leap of faith and quit his job as a jail deputy leaving behind incredible health benefits and a pension.
Kelan took a part-time job as an Office Manager at Roberts Wesleyan College while searching for the perfect business to start up. Together with his wife Brittany they decided to start a personal finance blog helping families create more time and money in their lives.
They had always been a frugal couple, budgeting their money, saving like crazy, and investing for the future. They were able to pay down most of their student loan debt and save close to a years worth of salary.
Removing the financial risk allowed Kelan to completely quit his job and go all-in on growing their online business. As soon as the blog made its first $50 Kelan went to Brittany and asked if he could quit his job. He did and from their the power couple has been able to create a multi six figure online business allowing them to pay off their remaining $25,000 of student loans in under five months and both quit their jobs!
Kelan was born to be an entrepreneur helping others get better with money! It took many different career paths and experiences before he knew starting an online business was his calling. He has been running The Savvy Couple as the CEO and has not looked back!
Kelan is always on the move. It could be his ADHD or sense of adventure, but Kelan is always busy. He enjoys his weekly recreational sports of floor hockey, basketball, and volleyball. He has a favorite sport for every season! In the winter you can find him hitting the slopes and in the summer wake boarding on his family boat on our local lake. He loves to read personal development and personal finance books to continue to challenge himself and improve as a guide for our readers.
To date The Savvy Couple has reached millions of families guiding them on their journey to financial freedom.
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