Episode 066: An Overnight Success (7 Years in the Making) – with Deacon Hayes

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My Guest on the Show…

Deacon Hayes from WellKeptWallet.com on the show today and I could not be more excited!


Well, I often tell people Deacon is the “Dad” of Money Peach because it was a meeting with Deacon over a cup of coffee in the corner of Starbucks where the idea for Money Peach was born.

Fast forward over the past few years and Deacon and I are great friends AND now we are also in the same niche within our businesses. However, what makes our relationship so unique is we have never viewed each other as competition, but rather as allies who are consistently trying to help one another out.

Deacon started his blog (Well Kept Wallet) in 2010 and since then has grown his blog into a healthy 6-figure business, multiple streams of income, and now the release of his new book, “You Can Retire Early”.

Deacon is my favorite kind of entrepreneur – the kind who has consistently worked his butt off for years, has gone through a ton of ups and downs, and is now seen as an overnight success….seven years in the making.

Deacon shares how he has done it all and holds nothing back for you to learn and get you to take that next step in whatever it may be.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Awesome Money Course

Well Kept Wallet

Deacon’s book: You Can Retire Early

Show Notes

Who is Deacon? [1:27]

How Money Peach was born [5:36]

How Well Kept Wallet was born [11:39]

Having multiple stream of income [15:06]

How Deacon landed his book deal [19:14]

The importance of tracking your goals [28:46]

How many hours a week Deacon works [34:32]

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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