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

Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

Going to the Beijing Olympics? You’d better carry cash

Visa is pulling out all the stops to promote itself as being inextricably tied with the upcoming Beijing Olympics. However, if you’re traveling to China this summer to see the Games in person, you may not be able to use that Visa card as much as you might like.
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports

Survey: Vegas is tops in debt but isn’t alone

A new survey has dubbed Las Vegas “Debt Central.” However, when you’re talking specifically about credit card-related debt, the same report shows that consumers living in far less glamorous places — like Anchorage, Alaska, and Corpus Christi, Texas — are far worse off than those in Sin City.
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Research, regulation, industry reports

AmEx outranks other issuers in corporate reputation survey

American Express has the best reputation of any U.S. credit card issuer or bank, according to a recent study. However, that same survey shows that the entire financial industry has a lot of work to do when it comes to winning people’s hearts.
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Fine print, Protecting yourself, Rewards, Travel

No more free travel for some airlines’ frequent fliers

Those miles that you’ve been stockpiling by charging everything from a pack of gum to a flat-screen TV just got a little less valuable.
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Research, regulation, industry reports

Report: Chinese credit card market nearly doubles in a year

Want proof of just how fast that Chinese economy is growing? Try this: The total number of credit cards in China nearly doubled in the past year, according to the nation’s central bank.
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