Trendsetter to Know: Deacon Hayes of Well Kept Wallet

Name: Deacon Hayes




Age: 38

Title: President / Well Kept Wallet

Married/Single: Married

Kids: 2 Kids – Finn: 6 Avery: 4

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes… me taking my son to school then going into the office to work on Well Kept Wallet. I loving seeking and sharing opportunities to help people better their financial situation.

I was born in… Phoenix, Arizona in December of 1982.

My favorite thing about Arizona is… that there is always something to do. Whether hiking, biking, or walking the neighborhood with the family in the spring, or traveling to northern Arizona in the fall when it warms up in the valley. Arizona has so much to offer.

I’m listening to… Lecrae.

My family is… extremely important to me.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Elon Musk.

One thing I cannot live without… Alexa. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a Rockstar.

I’m inspired by… people making a difference and not caring what others think.

The one person who motivates me is… one of my best friends, Chris Petrie, who happens to also be passionate about helping people become more financially secure.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… that people are educated on sound financial principles. That’s why I founded Well Kept Wallet – to help people become secure with their money and learn new ways to make it, save it and invest it.

The perfect day would be… coming up with big ideas with friends.

My first job was… as a cashier at AMC Theaters when I was 15. 

My favorite escape is… a cabin by the water.

My life is… blessed.

I’m currently working on… a $1,000 Savings Challenge which will help people save money in a short period of time. To get updates, please sign up for our newsletter at our homepage. 

Always… Be authentic

Never… Give up

Favorite Quote: Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan

Biggest Dream… is to be present and enjoy what is in front of me.

My Pet Peeve(s)… I don’t like waiting in line or being stuck in traffic.

More About Deacon Hayes:
Deacon Hayes is a financial expert, speaker, and founder of the financial wellness website As a former Financial Planner, he helped many high-net-worth individuals create a plan with their money. Deacon created Well Kept Wallet to be a resource that can transform the average person’s financial life.

Deacon has been featured in and has written for many news publications including Yahoo Finance, US News & World Report, Investopedia, CNN Money, and more.

He is also the author of You Can Retire Early!: Everything You Need to Achieve Financial Independence When You Want It.

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