10 Things You Don’t Know About My Finances: Kellee Khalil

loverlyAt LearnVest, we don't shy away from asking awkward and fascinating money questions. How much did that cost you? Do you have a big investment account? What's a secret splurge that you haven't told anyone about?

In our series 10 Things You Don't Know About My Finances, we get interesting people to reveal their funny, head-scratching and refreshing approaches to money—like the time Al Roker 'fessed up to having covert hoarding tendencies. (No joke!)

For this piece, we sat down with Kellee Khalil, founder of Lover.ly, a curated search engine that lets brides-to-be search, save, shop and share all things wedding-related. 

Having launched her own business in her twenties, Khalil has done quite a bit of thinking about how she manages her money. She shares everything from the scariest amount of money she ever spent to how she motivates herself to save. 

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  • KC

    And I save $9 a juice by making it at home.

    ???? how much is each juice that she would normally buy? Should that be $9/week?

    • Kody

      $9/juice does sound a bit high but most store bough juices are $9 each, and if I juice at home they are $3-5 each. So there definitely is a cost savings, I just don’t know if it is that high.

    • jennafry

      She’s not talking about plain apple juice. If you buy juice that has been “juiced” at places that specialize in juicing, they’re totally $9 each…

    • It’s an interesting anchor point to pick. She could probably save $6 per juice just by buying it at cheaper places.

      Along the same lines, I could say that I save $1 million per day by riding the public subway rather than building my own…or I could say I save $20 a day by not taking cabs.

  • Ken Herbert

    It’s such a shame how the Website Development industry get’s a bad name because of company’s like the one she hired who under-quote and under-estimate just to win over the client. We at dzine it take a different approach and are upfront and honest with the customer about cost and timing. http://www.dzineit.net

  • Great advice to follow!

  • That’s terrific! That savings on juice is *huge*. Think about how far that $9 savings can go toward a nice cushy retirement :)

  • Betty

    Just bought a Keurig a few weeks ago as a Christmas gift for my husband to take to work. Come to find that the three of us in my household use it daily! Saves both money and time from having to make a stop on my way to work, school or wherever.