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Matt Schulz

Chief Industry Analyst

Matt has been covering the personal finance space for more than a decade. Credit cards have been his primary focus, but he has also commented on credit scoring and reporting, mobile payments, debit cards, personal loans and many other aspects of personal finance. 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 a graduate of the University of Texas and lives in Austin with his wife and son.

Articles by Matt Schulz

The Average Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus in America Today

What’s the average sign-up bonus on a new credit card today? That depends on the type of card. The average sign-up bonus on a new... read more

Less Than 30% of Consumers Will Apply for a Store Credit Card This Holiday Season — the Lowest Number in 3 Years

Interest in store credit cards plunged in 2021, according to a new report from LendingTree. However, consumers are still slightly more likely to use store... read more

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 Confidence Index

How are Americans feeling about their ability to pay off their credit card bills? That’s what we track every month with LendingTree’s Credit Card Confidence... read more

Credit Card Confidence Index 12-Month Archive

Want to talk to Matt about the latest Confidence Index numbers? Email him at [email protected] You can also reach out via Twitter at @matthewschulz or... read more

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