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Matt Carter

  • Journalist with 20 years of experience reporting, writing and editing for print and online publications
  • Areas of focus: How technology and new business models are changing residential real estate and financial services
  • Will not be taking out parent PLUS loans when my son goes to college


Mortgages, real estate, budgeting, student loans

Personal finance experience

As a writer, editor and student loan authority, Matt Carter brings his experience as a journalist to bear tracking financial industry trends of importance to consumers. Matt produces news and analysis pieces intended to help consumers stay abreast of trends and make smart decisions about borrowing and managing their existing debt.

Previous experience

Analysis pieces that Matt has contributed to have been featured by national publications including CNBC, CNN Money, Consumer Reports, Money, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Yahoo Finance.

Previously, Matt covered mortgages, title insurance and real estate services for, a national real estate news service. A four-part series he wrote on the collapse of subprime mortgage lending won a first-place award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). In 2014, when Matt was managing editor, NAREE named the best website for real estate news.


Matt studied journalism at San Francisco State University, contributing to the student newspaper and interning at the Oakland Tribune.

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