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Matt Schulz

Chief Industry Analyst

Matt has been covering the personal finance space for a decade, mostly focusing on credit cards. He’s been quoted in or appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and hundreds of other media outlets around the U.S. and the world. He is also the founder of, a site devoted to improving childhood financial literacy in America. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and lives in Austin with his wife and son.

Articles by Matt Schulz

2021 Credit Card Debt Statistics

Americans have an absolute mountain of credit card debt in 2021. But exactly how much credit card debt do they have? That’s one of the... read more

Credit Card Debt in California

The average credit cardholder in California has more cards and more debt than the average American, according to new data from LendingTree, but not all... read more

Credit Card Debt In Texas

Credit cardholders in Texas owe an average of $6,999 in credit card debt today. That’s the eighth-highest total in the nation, about $400 higher than... read more

The Average Credit Card Interest Rate In America Today

What’s the average credit card interest rate in America today? To find out, LendingTree reviewed about 200 of the most popular credit cards in the... read more

53% Who Took on a Pandemic Hobby Went Into Credit Card Debt as a Result

About 6 in 10 Americans took on a new hobby over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, according to a new report... read more

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