Matt Walker

About the Author

Matt Walker

As a BadCredit.org contributor, Matt uses his financial expertise and communications background to keep audiences informed on ways to make their financial lives easier. By exploring the latest fintech, budgeting tools, and financial literacy options, Matt hopes to help subprime consumers move into the prime territory.

Latest Posts

228 posts written/edited to date

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CreditLadder Offers an Easy Way for Tenants to Build a Credit History and Strengthen Their Credit Score

CreditLadder Offers An Easy Way for Tenants to Improve Credit

In a Nutshell: Having a credit history and good score is extremely important when it comes to gaining approval for... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/1/22

Blog

55,392 views

13 min read

EnergySage: Comparison-Shop Loans and Purchasing Costs From Multiple Solar Energy Companies

EnergySage: Compare Loans for Installing Solar Panels

In a Nutshell: More people are considering switching to solar power as sustainability and cost issues around fossil... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/21/22

Guide

90,510 views

15 min read

7 Emergency Loans For Rent Payments

7 Emergency Loans For Rent Payments

The start of a new month brings great possibilities, a fresh budget, renewed goals — and a lot of bills to pay.... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 1/25/23

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100,000+ views

13 min read

The Dignity and Debt Project Focuses Research on Creating Financial Services that Cultivate Dignity, Respect, and Fairness

Dignity and Debt: Cultivating Respect and Fairness

In a Nutshell: Dignity and Debt is an initiative whose goal is to return dignity and humanity to financial... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/8/21

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100,000+ views

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Alabama ONE Credit Union Delivers Products and Resources That Promote Financial Wellness

Alabama ONE Credit Union Promotes Financial Wellness

In a Nutshell: Credit unions offer many people appealing characteristics, including high-quality personal service... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/14/21

Blog

100,000+ views

11 min read

Credit Reporting Agency TransUnion on How Consumers Can Guard Against Digital Fraud

TransUnion: The Credit Agency on Digital Fraud

In a Nutshell: Digital fraud attempts increased notably over the past year, according to data from credit reporting... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/8/21

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100,000+ views

9 min read

How HealthEquity and HSAs Help Individuals Limit Medical Debt and Provide Peace of Mind

HealthEquity and HSAs Can Help Limit Medical Debt

In a Nutshell: While many employers in the U.S. offer health care insurance coverage to their employees, unexpected... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/30/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Advantage Credit Counseling Service: Helping Consumers Get Out of Debt at Little or No Cost

Advantage Credit Counseling Helps People Get Out of Debt

In a Nutshell: Debt is a serious problem for millions of Americans. Boosting one’s income or becoming a financial... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/29/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Laurel Road Uses Technology to Simplify Student Loan Refinancing, Graduate Loans, and Mortgages

Laurel Road: Student Loan Refis & Graduate Degree Loans

In a Nutshell: With student loan debt in the U.S. surpassing $1.7 trillion, millions of people face years of... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/23/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Purchasing Power: Employees Can Finance Products via Payroll Deduction Without Requiring Credit Check

Purchasing Power: Finance Items While Avoiding Credit

In a Nutshell: Purchasing big-ticket items is a necessity from time to time. But consumers may not always have easy... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/22/21

Blog

100,000+ views

11 min read

How the Emma App Helps Users with Budgeting, Saving Money, and Avoiding Debt

Emma: A Budgeting App that Helps Users Avoid Debt

In a Nutshell: Consumers who are living paycheck to paycheck or struggling with debt can use the Emma App to help... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/17/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Pelham, Alabama, Maintains Its AAA S&P Credit Rating, Allowing the City to Fund Important Projects

Pelham, Alabama Gets AAA S and P Credit Rating

In a Nutshell: The city of Pelham, Alabama, recently learned that it is maintaining its AAA S&P credit rating. It... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/16/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Guidant Financial Helps Small Businesses Gain Funding Through 401(k) Rollovers and Loans

Guidant Financial On Small Business Loans & Funding

In a Nutshell: Entrepreneurs must make a variety of crucial decisions when launching a new business. And for many... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/16/21

Blog

100,000+ views

11 min read

How FaceTec Leverages Biometric AI to Help Credit Institutions Avoid Fraud and Identity Theft

How FaceTec Helps Credit Institutions Avoid Fraud

In a Nutshell: Individuals and companies continue to increasingly conduct more business in the digital realm.... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/15/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Free Resources: OverDrive’s Libby App Provides Convenient Access to Valuable Digital Library Books, Including Titles to Help Combat Debt

Managing Debt: Overdrive’s Libby App & Library Resources

In a Nutshell: Public libraries are no longer limited to connecting with readers solely based on the physical books... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/14/21

Blog

100,000+ views

11 min read

Neighborhood Trust’s TrustPlus Helps Low-Income Workers Manage Debt and Finances

Neighborhood Trust Helps Workers Manage Debt and Finances

In a Nutshell: TrustPlus is a service of Neighborhood Trust financial partners that helps low-income workers make... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/9/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Carreon and Associates Provides Affordable Resources to Help Consumers Rebuild Credit

Carreon and Associates & DIY Credit Repair Resources

In a Nutshell: Incurring high levels of debt can lead to increased stress and decreased credit scores. And... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/7/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

LoanSnap Helps Consumers Save Money on Mortgages with Its Smart Loan Solutions

LoanSnap’s Smart Loans Helps Clients Save Money

In a Nutshell: Whether someone is purchasing a home, refinancing, or seeking a home equity loan, traditional... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 6/1/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

How the Realworld App Sets Young Adults Up for Success in Managing Finances and Avoiding Debt

The Realworld App Educates Young Adults on Avoiding Debt

In a Nutshell: The journey into adulthood can be daunting. Young people are often faced with making decisions about... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 5/26/21

Blog

100,000+ views

9 min read

Budget Bytes Helps Home Cooks Have Healthy Dinners Without Going Into Debt

Budget Bytes: Eating Healthy at Home While Avoiding Debt

In a Nutshell: People operating on tight budgets — whether they’re climbing out of debt or saving for a vacation —... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 5/26/21