Press & Media

I do hundreds of interviews each year, speaking with media outlets throughout the nation — and sometimes the world –- in my role as personal finance expert with LendingTree, one of the world’s biggest lending comparison websites. 

Personal Finance Educator & Speaker

My job –- and my passion -– are about helping people make better choices with their money. Today with LendingTree and previously with CreditCards.com and Bankrate, I’ve been one of the public faces of some of the biggest personal finance sites on the Internet.  I’ve spoken with schools, companies and media outlets about how to do that, and I’m available for your organization’s needs, including TV appearances, speaking, workshops and education.

I’m also a soon-to-be-published author, an obstacle course racer, a cancer-research fundraiser, a former sportswriter, an always-eager traveler, a Star Wars nerd, a husband and dad and more.

CBS Evening News: Credit card debt among Americans at all-time high

March 2023
Spoke with Tanya Rivero about record credit card debt and interest rates and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

Wall Street Journal: Tips for getting your first credit card

February 2023
Quoted in this really simple but cool interactive from Cheryl Winokur Monk from the Journal.

PBS NewsHour: Why economic hardship is keeping more animals in shelters

February 2023
Interviewed by Courtney Norris about the rising costs of pet ownership.

New York Times: Travelers Ask, Cash, What’s That?

June 2022
Spoke with Beth Harpaz about the growing trend of cashless travel.

Additional Press & Media Appearances

January 2023
Appeared on Fox Business to discuss the current state of credit card debt.

November 2022
Spoke with Alicia Wallace about the rapid increase in interest rates for store credit cards. They’re traditionally really high, but in 2022, they reached rarely-seen levels.

November 2021
Appeared on the Today Show in this story on the basics of “buy now, pay later” loans — the installment loans that have taken retail by storm in the past year.

November 2021
Spoke with MarketWatch for this explainer on personal loans, a popular option for refinancing and consolidating various types of debt.

August 2021
Always exciting to be on NBC Nightly News. This time, I was talking about the crazy-competitive credit card place and what it all means for consumers.

August 2021
Spoke with Consumer Reports about managing your credit cards. How many cards is too many? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

August 2021
Spoke with FoxBusiness.com about a LendingTree survey that found that millions of Americans have shed tears — either happy or sad — over money during the past 18 months.

August 2021
Was interviewed live on Yahoo Finance Live about a LendingTree survey that shed some light on the hardships that millions of parents face when preparing for the start of the new school year.

July 2021
So many people are intimidated by credit, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I spoke with Nic Vega from CNBC Make It about simple steps that people can take to improve their credit.

May 2021
For much of 2020, no one flew anywhere, so people just kept earning and hoarding rewards points and miles that would’ve typically used in a normal year. I spoke with Bloomberg about what consumers should do.

May 2021
Interviewed for ABC’s evening news about credit card and travel rewards and the importance of using them sooner rather than later.

January 2021
It’s always exciting to be quoted in the New York Times. In this particular case, I spoke with a reporter about the best way to pay down credit card debt.

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“Matt is the real deal: he can write, code, edit and jumps at the chance to learn something new. He was an incredibly dependable, insightful and valuable member of our team — that combined with a quick wit and curiosity make him quite enjoyable to work with on a day-to-day basis.”

Julie Stephen Sherrier

Senior Managing Editor at LendingTree

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