Matt Schulz Senior Industry Analyst Matt Schulz has spent much of the last decade helping people make smart decisions about their money, especially credit cards. A keen observer of the payments and credit card industry, he has been quoted in or had his work appear in major media outlets such as, MarketWatch, U.S. News and World Report and Huffington Post. Matt is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

This is Matt's second stint with, having previously served as Managing Editor from 2008 to 2012. He has also led online editorial teams for an investing education website, as well as two local TV stations and a newspaper in Austin, Texas.

Matt earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. When he's not working, he's obsessing over Texas Longhorn football, searching for a new restaurant to visit on his next date night with his wife and spending as much time as possible with his awesome little boy.

Posts by Matt Schulz

Fine print, Protecting yourself

A-Rod wrestles with buyer’s remorse after credit card spending spree

Everyone gets buyer’s remorse sometimes. But as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez discovered, it’s not always possible to return a purchase and get your money back, even if you’re a future Hall of Famer.
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself

What Dr. Seuss can teach you about handling your money

Dr. Seuss as financial planner? That idea may seem funny to you, but remember, as the greatest children’s book writer of all time — who would’ve turned 108 on March 2 — once famously said, “From there to here and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

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Fine print, Protecting yourself

H&R Block’s guarantee doesn’t mean you won’t pay

When your tax preparer drops the ball with your return, they’re supposed to fix it and pay the extra amount, right? At least that’s what H&R Block promises.

Well, I found out the hard way that even when the tax prep giant lives up to its “Peace of Mind” guarantee, you can still get stuck writing a big check to Uncle Sam yourself.

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New products

The straight poop about fast-food self-service kiosks

Looking for a place for my kid to use the potty, I managed to stumble across a quicker way to get through the line at a fast-food joint.
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Protecting yourself, Rewards

When protecting your money, don’t be afraid to make the extra call

Sometimes the difference between keeping $150 and losing it is one simple phone call.

It’s a simple lesson: Persistence pays. It’s also one that every personal finance expert worth their salt will tell you is among the most important to learn. No one cares about your money as much as you do, and to keep it, sometimes you have to fight for it.

I learned that the hard way today during one incredibly irritating morning of back-and-forth with a major airline.

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