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: The History of Black Americans in the Finance Industry
The History of Black Americans in the Finance Industry
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Black History Month is a time to recognize the contributions of African Americans to American culture. This February we’re looking at how black people have impacted the ...
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Featured image: What to Do If You See a Fraudulent Charge on Your Account
What to Do If You See a Fraudulent Charge on Your Account
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You checked your bank statement and noticed a charge on there you didn’t make. What’s next? Follow these steps to get things straightened out in a ...
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Featured image: CNP Fraud: Protecting Your Credit Card When Shopping Online
CNP Fraud: Protecting Your Credit Card When Shopping Online
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Crooks are using all kinds of methods of stealing your money. Now they don’t even need your actual credit card to use it. Here’s how you ...
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Featured image: Student Loans: Best Places to Refinance
Student Loans: Best Places to Refinance
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Are you one of the people who has what feels like 18 different places to pay off student loans? You’re not alone, and there are great ways ...
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Featured image: How To Save Money On Travel: Explore Ireland On A Budget
How To Save Money On Travel: Explore Ireland On A Budget
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Ah, The Emerald Isle. A land of beauty awaits as you get ready to visit Ireland. Even if you’ve got a slim budget, you can still get ...
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Featured image: Application Denied! Common Reasons Banks Deny Account Applications
Application Denied! Common Reasons Banks Deny Account Applications
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If you’ve recently applied for a bank account but been denied, there are a few common reasons it may have happened. The good news is you can ...
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Featured image: Top Millennial Banking Tips
Top Millennial Banking Tips
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Sometimes you just need a little direction to help jumpstart your financial life. Use these tips to get going down the right track to a healthy financial portfolio ...
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Featured image: Finding a Bank For Your Small Business
Finding a Bank For Your Small Business
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Whether you’ve owned a business for a while or you’re just getting started, you’ve got to have the best bank available. We’re laying out ...
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Featured image: Buying Nike Stock: What You Need to Know
Buying Nike Stock: What You Need to Know
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You might have those swooshes from head to toe, but that doesn’t mean you should go buying stake in Nike right away. Check out the good and ...
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