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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(223) Total Posts to Date

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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 »

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By: Matt Walker • 7/14/21

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 • 6/17/21

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

CreditLadder: 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 • 5/18/21

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EarnUp Intelligently Automates Loan Servicing to the Benefit of Homeowners and Lenders

EarnUp: Loan Servicing to Benefit Borrowers & Lenders

In a Nutshell: When Nadim Homsany took a deep dive into the world of mortgages, he realized the industry was built... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 5/13/21

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Opportunity Finance Network Facilitates Loans and Financing to Deliver Positive Community Impact

Opportunity Finance Network & Community Loans

In a Nutshell: Wealth distribution in the U.S. is among the most disproportionate in the world, and organizations... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 5/3/21

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Credibly Offers a Fast, Convenient Way for Small Businesses to Secure Loans and Financing

Credibly: Fast & Convenient Small Business Loans

In a Nutshell: Small businesses in the U.S. can be met with funding obstacles that larger and more established... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 4/28/21

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Pathrise: How the Mentorship Platform Helps Tech Workers Land Dream Jobs and Reduce Debt Issues

Pathrise: Advancing Tech Careers & Reducing Debt

In a Nutshell: Pathrise is a platform that helps professionals in the tech industry take their skills and expertise... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 4/27/21

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Delaware Mortgage Loans Assists Clients in Finding the Home Loan Best Suited to Their Situation

Delaware Mortgage Loans and Educating Clients

In a Nutshell: Being a first-time homebuyer can be an exciting but overwhelming experience. The real estate... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 4/20/21

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Ascent Offers Student Loans That Look Beyond Credit Scores and Focus on the Borrower’s Best Interest

Ascent Offers Borrower-Focused Private Student Loans

In a Nutshell: Student loan borrowers are faced with a wide range of options these days, but not every one has the... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 4/19/21

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Magical Credit Specializes in Providing Loans for Non-Prime and Underserved Borrowers

Magical Credit: Loans for Underserved Borrowers

In a Nutshell: Consumers with less than perfect credit may feel hopeless when a situation arises where they need... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 4/9/21