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 fast-track their financial freedom, spend less time worrying about money, and spend more time doing the things 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 Bachelors’s in Business & Finance and 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 Romper. Brittany writes about budgeting, saving money, frugal living, making money online, work from home jobs, side hustles, many other personal finance topics. Brittany loves using her teaching education and real-life experience to help our readers control their finances and reach financial freedom.
Becky Blake, 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 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.
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 in assets, and quit her day job to be her own boss. She writes about her experience on her blog TwentyFree.co, produces the award-winning Find Your Freedom Podcast, and offers coaching programs to help other twenty-somethings achieve financial and lifestyle freedom.
Now, she’s living her core value of location freedom and exploring her interest in alternative living by spending a year traveling to the United States National Parks in her converted ‘lifepothesis’ Sprinter van. When she is not 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.
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 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, 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.
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 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 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 been featured on 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.