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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

9 in 10 Who Asked for Breaks on Mortgage, Card Payments Due to the Coronavirus Got One

Some much-needed good news for folks whose financial lives have been flipped upside down by the coronavirus: According to a new survey from LendingTree, more... read more

FAQ: Can a Credit Card Company Decrease Your Credit Limit Without Telling You?

The coronavirus pandemic has flipped millions of Americans’ financial lives upside down, seemingly overnight. About 30 million Americans are newly unemployed. Many others have had... read more

Credit Cards and Coronavirus: An FAQ

  LendingTree’s Chief Credit Analyst Matt Schulz addresses some frequently asked questions from credit cardholders. When it comes to the coronavirus, there are still many... read more

Study: 8 in 10 who asked for lower credit card APR were successful

More than 8 in 10 credit cardholders who asked for a lower interest rate in the past year were successful, according to a new report... read more