Kelly Wells

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Kelly Wells is both the content director and a contributor at CardGuru. She is a published author and has been writing professionally for fifteen years. When she's not leading the content team at CardGuru, you can find her wrangling her two children and unruly husband.

What job would you be terrible at?

I would be a terrible chef. I’m pretty sure I’ve burned water at least once in my life.

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

I am a dog person, but my husband is a cat lady… so, basically, we own 57 cats (or at least my allergies think so).

How are finances important in your everyday life?

I think it goes without saying that finances play a pivotal role in all our lives. Sadly, I can’t say that I’ve always managed mine well. Raising two children and becoming the de facto leader of a multi-generational family has a way of grounding you, so I do know the struggle. I didn’t start getting serious about my financial health until I was in my twenties. It just goes to show you that no matter what hole you’ve dug yourself into, you can get educated and find your way out. It’s never too late.

What is one thing you think everyone should do at least once in their life?

Solo hiking. Sounds crazy, but stay with me. We rarely experience silence. The buzz of life is all around - the hum of an air conditioner, the distraction of television, the incessant ringing of our phones. We seldom know what it feels like to disconnect and experience real solitude. There’s nothing more cleansing and freeing than being surrounded by nothing but nature with only your own thoughts.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in the sticks of Northeastern Oklahoma. I lived on a dirt road thirty minutes from the nearest stoplight. There were less than one hundred people in my graduating class in a school district with a hundred mile radius. I spent my summers swimming in the lake we could see from my back door and playing in the woods surrounding my home. I didn’t have cable and I didn’t know what the internet was. The characters in my favorite books served as my companions. I spent my childhood pining for the city life. Now that I’m here, I kind of want to go back.

Posts By Kelly Wells

Featured image: Tips for Flying with a Baby or Toddler
Tips for Flying with a Baby or Toddler
4 minute read
Flying by yourself can be enough of a hassle as it is. Add in a baby or toddler, and now you’re playing the game on expert level ...
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Featured image: Travel in America: An Overview of Getting Around for Vacation
Travel in America: An Overview of Getting Around for Vacation
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The family truckster isn’t your only mode of transportation for vacation. Planes, trains, and even boats are all on the table as options for getting you where ...
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Featured image: How to Make a Travel Budget and Stick to it
How to Make a Travel Budget and Stick to it
5 minute read
Travel can be expensive, but not if you know how to make a travel budget and stick to it. We’ll give you some tips to do just ...
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Featured image: Eating Your Way Around America: The Most Iconic Places for Food (and the Foods That Made Them Famous)
Eating Your Way Around America: The Most Iconic Places for Food (and the Foods That Made Them Famous)
5 minute read
Is your mouth watering yet? You can practically hear the steak from that philly sandwich sizzling on the grill. If you’re a foodie, you’ve got to ...
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Featured image: Service Showdown: Expedia vs. Orbitz vs. Travelocity
Service Showdown: Expedia vs. Orbitz vs. Travelocity
4 minute read
There are so many options to find flight and hotel deals that it’s hard to narrow down which one to use. We’re laying out the features ...
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Featured image: Best Island Spots for a Destination Wedding
Best Island Spots for a Destination Wedding
5 minute read
If you’re looking for some breathtaking views that will further cement your wedding day as the most memorable time of your life, and island ceremony is where ...
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How to Prepare for a Cruise
5 minute read
Want a vacation where you don’t have to worry about where you’re going to eat or plan out all your activities way ahead of time? A ...
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Featured image: How to Pull Off An Epic Solo Vacation
How to Pull Off An Epic Solo Vacation
5 minute read
You don’t have to have family or friends in tow when you head out on that special vacation. It’s a growing trend to set out all ...
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Featured image: Best Credit Cards to Take on a European Vacation
Best Credit Cards to Take on a European Vacation
4 minute read
You’ve made sure your passport is up to date and started your packing checklist. Now it’s time to go through your wallet. If you don’t ...
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