Kelly Wells
291 posts

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

Are You a Young Investor? Here Are the Best Investment Accounts to Choose
Kelly WellsMay 20, 20195 min read
If you’re a recent college grad, or just someone in their early twenties into investing, get a head start with our picks for the best investment accounts …
How to Take a Summer Vacation on a Family-Friendly Budget
Kelly WellsMay 17, 20194 min read
There’s no better way to make memories than on a summer vacation with your family. Read our helpful guide to find options on how to take one …
How to Vacation for Large Families
Kelly WellsMay 15, 20194 min read
Traveling with your family can create memories that last a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean you have to create debt that lasts that long. Check out our …
How to Make the Most of Your Upcoming Business Trip Without Getting Fired
Kelly WellsMay 14, 20194 min read
You want to have fun on your next business trip but you don’t want to get canned. Here’s how to make the most of your time …
App Review: TDAmeritrade
Kelly WellsMay 13, 20195 min read
If you’re thinking about hopping on the TDAmeritrade bandwagon, you might want to learn a little about their app. Lucky for you, we did that already. Let …
What Are the Best Price Comparison Tools for Travelers?
Kelly WellsMay 10, 20195 min read
How do you find a deal on the vacation of your dreams through all the noise of travel sites that call themselves the best? Read our guide to …
Travel on a Budget: The Best Ways to Make Your Travel Dreams Come True
Kelly WellsMay 9, 20194 min read
Travelling can cost a ton of money… but it doesn’t have to. It is possible to travel on a budget …
Solar Energy: The Investment Opportunity You Didn't Know You Needed
Kelly WellsMay 8, 20194 min read
This industry is going to experience a boom and it’s going to happen soon. Find out how to invest in solar energy now …
How to Have an Immersive Cultural Experience Traveling Abroad
Kelly WellsMay 7, 20195 min read
Just because you visited somewhere doesn’t mean you got a real taste of the local flavor. With these tips and tricks you’ll be able to dive …
7 Amazing Travel Bloggers You Should Follow Right Now
Kelly WellsMay 6, 20193 min read
We’ve compiled a list of our seven favorite travel bloggers. Who made the cut? Find out here …
Why You Should Study a Semester Abroad
Kelly WellsMay 3, 20194 min read
If you’re going to travel, now is the time. Don’t rush it, though. If you’re going to spend a semester abroad, you have to do …
Top Vacation Destinations to Relax and Unplug
Kelly WellsMay 2, 20195 min read
Is it really a vacation if that phone in your pocket can still deliver your work emails? Get off the grid and really unplug with these relaxing spots …