Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Bad Credit Expert

Matt Walker is a credit strategist and contributing editor for BadCredit.org. With more than 15 years of experience, Matt uses his in-depth knowledge and straightforward language to bring financial literacy to millions of readers. His articles highlight the technology, resources, and organizations that can help subprime borrowers get back on their feet. Matt focuses full time on producing the most in-depth guides and feature articles in the finance industry to educate consumers on ways to raise their credit scores and achieve and maintain financial stability.

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(188) Total Posts to Date

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How SCE Federal Credit Union Focuses on Service over Profit in Southern California and Southern Nevada

SCE Federal Credit Union: Focus on Service

In a Nutshell: Credit unions maintain a reputation for providing strong, personalized service to its members, and... read more »

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By: Matt Walker • 9/24/20

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Families First Helps People in Coastal New Hampshire and Southern Maine Reduce Medical Debt

Families First Helps People Reduce Medical Debt

In a Nutshell: Having to cover an unexpected medical expense can be detrimental to household budgets and can... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/23/20

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Agricultural Economist Weighs in on the Food Supply, COVID-19, and Supply Chain Challenges

Food Supply Challenges During COVID-19

In a Nutshell: The food supply chain is among the many components of our everyday lives that the COVID-19 pandemic... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/18/20

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Hudson Valley Credit Union Maintains a Passion for the Community and Financial Literacy

Hudson Valley CU: A Passion for Community

In a Nutshell: The motto for Hudson Valley Credit Union is “People helping people,” and the long-running... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/18/20

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The National Safety Council Helps Employees Stay Safe in the Workplace and Avoid Injuries that Could Lead to Medical Debt

The National Safety Council & Avoiding Medical Debt

In a Nutshell: The National Safety Council works to prevent workplace injuries and death, efforts that help workers... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/16/20

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The Commonwealth Fund Works to Improve Health Care Access and Help People Avoid Debt

The Commonwealth Fund & Affordable Health Care

In a Nutshell: Medical debt can cripple household budgets, but organizations like the Commonwealth Fund are working... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/16/20

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Presents Employment Challenges for Young Workers and Job Seekers

COVID-19 and Young Job Seekers

In a Nutshell: The COVID-19 pandemic has left the U.S. reeling in a number of ways, including some of the highest... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/15/20

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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 • 9/14/20

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Climb Credit Helps Students Gain Access to Career-Advancing Education with Affordable Loan Payment Options

Climb: Affordable Student Loans in Quality Programs

In a Nutshell: Student loan debt continues to hang over the heads of millions of Americans. Climb Credit offers a... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/8/20

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How the YMCA is Helping Families Avoid Debt During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Providing Healthy Meals and Community Support

The YMCA is Helping Families During the Pandemic

In a Nutshell: When schools closed abruptly during the spring, many underserved children across the U.S. were left... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/4/20

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Regent Bank Provides Oklahoma Clients with Convenient Banking, Loans, and Strong Community Service

Regent Bank: Strong Banking & Community Service

In a Nutshell: Regent Bank’s slogan is “Passion to Serve,” meaning the Oklahoma bank makes a point to provide... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/3/20

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The SBA New York District Office is Working to Provide Small Business Loans and Facilitate the CARES Act During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SBA NY: Helping Businesses During COVID

In a Nutshell: The U.S. Small Business Administration was tasked in March with facilitating a portion of the CARES... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/3/20

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Tempcover Provides Short-Term, Reliable, and Flexible Insurance for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Commercial Vehicles in the U.K.

Tempcover: Reliable Short-Term Insurance

In a Nutshell: Tempcover opened the doors to the temporary automobile insurance coverage industry in the U.K. in... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/28/20

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Cushion Helps Consumers Save Money by Getting Bank and Credit Card Fees Refunded Automatically

Cushion: Refunding Bank and Credit Card Fees

In a Nutshell: Consumers often accept the occasional overdraft fee or late credit card payment fee as an... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/27/20

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Legal Resources for Subprime Bay Area Tenants Facing Eviction and Harassment Issues

Legal Resources for Bay Area Tenants

In a Nutshell: As the U.S. continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment remains high and millions... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/26/20

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How COVID-19 Exposes Infrastructure Weaknesses and Disproportionately Impacts Those in Subprime Markets

COVID-19 Exposes Societal Inequity

In a Nutshell: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major upheaval in the U.S. and around the world. Not only have more... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/25/20

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The Texas Association of Business Leverages Loan Information and the Return to Work Initiative to Advocate for Businesses

Texas Association of Business & COVID-19

In a Nutshell: As businesses struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Association of Business is staying... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/14/20

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Leftover Currency is a Convenient Service that Converts Obsolete and Unused International Money to Your Preferred Currency

Leftover Currency: Convert Old Money into Spendable Cash

In a Nutshell: Anyone who has traveled abroad probably returned home with at least a few foreign coins jingling in... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/12/20

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Climate Change and Social Equity: How the Green New Deal Could Both Protect the Environment and Benefit Low-Income Earners

The Green New Deal & Social Equity

In a Nutshell: While some still deny climate change, the consensus is in — the data shows that climate change is... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/11/20

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Slice Out Hunger and the Pizza vs. Pandemic Initiative are Feeding Care Workers and Supporting Local Businesses

Slice Out Hunger & the Pizza vs. Pandemic Initiative

In a Nutshell: Pizza is almost universally loved, and Slice Out Hunger is supporting healthcare workers and local... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 8/10/20

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A Report from The Sentencing Project Illuminates How Prison Populations are Not Declining Fast Enough to Undo Mass Incarceration

Report: Prison Populations aren’t Declining Fast Enough

In a Nutshell: Mass incarceration has been a problem in the U.S. for more than 40 years. A report published by The... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/30/20

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Invstr: An Investment App that Focuses on Educating Users and Setting Them Up for Success Now and in the Future

Invstr Stands Out as an Educational Investment App

In a Nutshell: Gaining access to investing opportunities is easier than ever. But just because the opportunity is... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/28/20

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“Making College Work” Co-Author Addresses Continuing Challenges in Higher Education for Disadvantaged Students

Book Addresses Disadvantaged Students & Higher Ed

In a Nutshell: College students from low socioeconomic backgrounds often face more challenges than the average... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 9/16/20

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NorthWestPharmacy.com Helps People Around the World Save Money with Affordable Online Prescription Medications

NorthWestPharmacy and Its Affordable Prescriptions

In a Nutshell: Prescription drugs in the U.S. can come with astounding price tags, even when people have health... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/15/20

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PriceWaiter Leverages Technology and Its Retail Relationships to Negotiate Surprisingly Low Prices on Top Products

PriceWaiter Negotiates Top Deals on Retail Items

In a Nutshell: Negotiating the price on retail items is not a common practice in the U.S. as it is in other parts... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 7/8/20