The Savvy Couple was founded in 2016 and is dedicated to helping families make personal finance approachable, fun, and easy to understand.
Our mission at The Savvy Couple is to help families take complete control over their time and money, fast-track their financial freedom, and create a life they love.
We believe every family has the ability to live life on their own terms and create a life of freedom.
Kelan Kline, CEO & Co-Founder
Kelan Kline is the CEO and co-founder of The Savvy Couple. Named as a personal finance expert by Forbes, Bankrate, and many others. Kelan uses his bachelor’s degree in Business & Finance and decades of real-life experience to help our readers make extra money, start a side hustle, invest, create passive income, and many other personal finance topics. Kelan was born to be a personal finance nerd helping others WIN with their money!
Brittany Kline, Co-Founder
Brittany Kline is a co-founder of The Savvy Couple. Named as a savvy personal finance and money-saving expert by Forbes, Romper and many others. Brittany shares her expertise and experience in budgeting, saving money, frugal living, making money online, work from home jobs, side hustles, and more. Brittany loves using her master’s degree in teaching to educate and help our readers control their finances and reach financial freedom.
Becky Neubauer, Operations Manager
Becky LOVES creating systems and workflows that keep things running smoothly for the entire Savvy Couple team. She is responsible for overseeing team members, reviewing content, reviewing monthly financials, overall strategy & planning, increasing traffic, increasing revenue, and increasing impact The Savvy Couple has around the world.
Becky is also a personal finance nerd who uses her experience paying off massive student loan debt and saving for retirement by the age of 26 to write actionable finance content to help others reach debt freedom and create the lifestyle of their dreams. She has been featured on or written for sites like Money, Finanace Buzz, and LendEDU.
When Becky graduated from college, she had six figures of student loan debt. Four years later, she paid off the bulk of her student debt, saved six figures, and quit her day job to start TwentyFree. She documents her experiments with alternative living, including traveling in a van for a year and starting a homestead, on her website Lifepothesis. When she isn’t writing about money, she is doing yoga, reading, and hiking in the great outdoors.
Sarah Silkey, Chief Editor
Sarah reviews and edits new content, making sure all information is accurate, unbiased, and answers our reader’s questions. Sarah is passionate about helping others learn financial well-being, and show that living debt-free and having financial freedom is within reach!
Sarah graduated magna cum laude from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Psychology, with concentrations in human resources, social media management, cognitive development, and social processes.
Most people find it hard to adjust to a life of bills and budgeting, and Sarah is no stranger to that struggle. College students certainly need to master personal financing and being frugal, and Sarah aided others in doing just that. She tutored students in multiple subjects including financial management, accounting and writing. She used the years of tutoring experience in her job with RIT as the Behind the Bricks Social Media Community Manager. As team manager, Sarah spent her days writing about college life, including living as a broke college student and how to survive cheap eats and microwave cooking.
In her free time, Sarah volunteers with animals and has started a 501(c)3 cat rescue called Pharaoh’s Felines. She’s very excited to get her dreams off the ground, and is driven to help our readers do the same!
Jennifer Locke, Contributor
Jennifer Locke is a personal finance expert, blogger, freelance writer, and owner of The Frugal Housewife.
As office manager for a small telecommunications company, Jennifer managed office spending, payroll, budgeting, and accounts payable. While working at the company, she became obsessed with personal finance and started The Frugal Housewife. Jennifer has used her knowledge and expertise to help others get out of debt, save money and live better lives through writing about personal finance and providing some savvy tips on home management!
After the small telecommunications company she was working at was sold, Jennifer started her own business – Locke Virtual Services. With thirteen years of experience in this field, she’s had the opportunity to help out on a 7-section ranch where she prepared financial spreadsheets and analyzed expenses and tax information.
She also specializes in performing title research work for attorneys and office management tasks like keeping records organized for any business that needs help managing their day-to-day activities.
In her spare time, you can find Jennifer spending time with her family and caring for her cats.
Ali Van Straten, Contributor
Ali Van Straten is a blogger, freelance writer, digital content creator, and owner of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She has been featured in Yahoo! Lifestyle, Parade, My Subscription Addiction and other large publications.
Ali began blogging and website development in High School. During college, Ali studied accounting and started a retail seasonal position. Over time, the seasonal position evolved and Ali began working in corporate finance for multiple Fortune 500 companies. While working, Ali continued blogging and freelance writing on the side as a creative outlet. After over a decade in corporate finance, Ali decided to leave her corporate job in 2021 to pursue blogging and freelance writing full-time.
In her free time, Ali enjoys traveling, running marathons, and baking cookies. Ali currently resides in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two daughters.
Jacob Wade, Contributor
Jacob Wade has been a nationally recognized personal finance expert for the past decade. He has written professionally for The Balance, The Spruce, LendingTree, CompareCards, Investing Answers, and other widely-followed sites.
He’s also been a featured expert on Money, Financial Buzz, Investor Junkie, CBS News, MSN Money, Forbes, Nasdaq, Yahoo! Finance, Go Banking Rates, and AOL Finance.
Jacob’s background includes five years as an Enrolled Agent at an accredited CPA firm, where he prepared tax returns for individuals and small businesses.
An expert in teaching others how to budget, invest, and take advantage of credit card rewards, Jacob loves to help others find the best ways to manage their money. Jacob also has covered the topic of life insurance extensively, as well as investing in cryptocurrencies for beginners.
In 2018, Jacob quit his job and his family decided to sell everything (including their home) to take off on an adventure. They traveled the country in an RV for nearly 3 years, visiting over 38 states, 20+ national parks and eventually settling in the Gulf Coast. Jacob now lives in Clearwater, Florida with his wife and three children.
Jacob Wade earned an Associates of Art degree in 2007 from the Art Institute of Seattle. In 2012, Jacob earned his Enrolled Agent license and began working for a CPA firm, preparing personal and small-business tax returns. He held this license until 2017.
Kevin Payne, Contributor
Kevin Payne is a personal finance expert and freelance writer passionate about cheap travel, credit cards, student loans, and all things family finance.
He regularly contributes and shares his expertise in top personal finance publications such as Forbes Advisor, Fox Business, Bankrate, The Balance, Financial Buzz, Club Thrifty, Investopedia, DollarSprout, Millennial Money, Credit Karma, The Ascent, Student Loan Planner, and more.
Kevin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife and four. He loves coaching basketball and planning all of his family’s upcoming travel plans and vacations.
Mushfiq Sarker, Contributor
Mushfiq is the owner of The Website Flip. He is a prolific investor who buys, grows, and sells online businesses and specializes in content websites. He has experience in all aspects of digital marketing and acquisitions.
To date, Mushfiq has done 200+ website flips to date and several have resulted in 6-figure exits.
He is an expert in the online SEO and website flipping space being featured on sites like Empire Flippers, Flippa, SEMRush, Entrepreneur, and Niche Pursuits.
Amira Irfan, Contributor
Internationally renowned Amira Irfan is the business lawyer, blogger, and coach behind A Self Guru, an online company that has been featured around the world for helping entrepreneurs legally protect their businesses through its affordable legal templates and services.
Amira has had the honor of helping over 50,000 entrepreneurs comply with the laws and safeguard their businesses. Her work has been featured in 200 media outlets such as Ticker News, Yahoo Finance, International Business Times, Business Digest Magazine, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, US Times Now, Design Your Thinking and more!
Samantha Hawrylack, Contributor
Samantha Hawrylack is a personal finance expert, freelance writer, and blogger at How To FIRE with a BS in Finance and MBA from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
She regularly contributes to sites like Fox Business, Go Banking Rates, Money Tips, Grow, The Ladders, Clever Girl Finance, Roofstock, Rocket Mortgage, and many other freelance writing opportunities. Her stance is that getting your finances in order is the basis of obtaining freedom and flexibility in your life.
Francesca Henry, Contributor
Francesca is the founder and award-winning personal finance expert at TheMoneyFox.com where she helps others budget their money, make money online, and pay off debt.
She has won many awards and has been featured on News Week, The Sun, Huffington Post UK, Financial Times, BBC, Mail Online, and many more. When she is not writing she is playing field hockey, side hustling, and spending time with her family.
Chelsea Lennox, Website & Branding Expert
Chelsea is the lead web developer at The Savvy Couple and manages all the technical elements of our site, including the site design, branding, structure, and all aspects of making our site have an incredible user experience.
Chelsea is the founder of LennoxCreative.co where she helps online business owners create their dream website and branding strategy. When she is not building custom websites she can be found traveling with her husband, binging all sorts of podcasts, and hiking for views.