E68 – Kelan & Brittany from The Savvy Couple

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Kelan and Brittany are the power couple behind the quickly growing personal finance blog, The Savvy Couple. They have been featured on sites such as USA Today, Rockstar Finance and Millennial Money Man.


[2:23]聽So Kelan, you have recently quit your 9-5 job to blog full time. How鈥檚 it going? What does your day look like?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Going great! Coming up on a year long
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Had 6 different jobs after college
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Was going to do home inspection but blogging took over
[4:12]聽Did you plan ahead for the career change?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Did plan a bit
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Went to a trade school
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Saved for about a year and a half
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Had emergency fund
[8:3]聽Where did the idea for the blog come from?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Knew it would be a joint effort
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Took a long time to create name
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Started over the summer
[9:28]聽How do you guys鈥 balance working on the blog and being in a relationship?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Learning curve
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Try to have a normal business day
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 15-minute rule
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ups and downs
[12:43]聽What do you guys do to be savvy with your money? Any special hacks or programs you use?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Use Ibotta
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Budget through Mint- helps to know where money is going
[22:58]聽What is your first product idea?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Will probably be blogging related


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[25:54]聽Why do you think people struggle to achieve their dream?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 K: people are scared to go after their dreams
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 B: not having the education and path for themselves
[26:42]聽What other books or podcasts do you recommend?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Podcast: ChooseFI, Do You Even Blog
[27:53]聽What鈥檚 your favorite quote?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 K: You work for an entrepreneur or you become one
[28:19]聽Any last advice?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You鈥檙e in control of your own happiness
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Podcast: smart passive income, do you even blog?, mind your business podcast
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Books: you are a badass at making money
[29:10]聽Do you have a favorite quote?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, the time will pass anyway.
[30:24]聽What is the best advice anyone has given you?
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Start pushing yourself to help achieve those steps
路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Push yourself outside of your comfort zone

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