Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Bad Credit Expert

Matt Walker is a Contributing Editor for BadCredit.org and published author with more than 15 years of experience in writing, editing, and strategic communications. Matt uses his extensive background in journalism to help educate consumers on ways to raise their credit scores, and to achieve and maintain financial stability. With his in-depth knowledge and straightforward language, he helps bring financial literacy to millions through articles highlighting the technology, resources, and organizations that can help subprime borrowers get back on their feet.

Latest Posts

(20) Total Posts to Date

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Jobscan Boosts Job Seekers’ Chances of Getting Their Resumés in Front of Hiring Managers Through ATS-Friendly Optimization

Jobscan: Optimizing Resumés for ATS and Hiring Managers

In a Nutshell: In today’s competitive job market, a single job posting may receive hundreds of applications.... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 1/14/19

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6,080 views

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How Flatiron School’s Coding Boot Camp Approach is Providing New Career Opportunities and Flexible Options for Learners

Flatiron School’s Coding Programs Provide Career Opportunities

In a Nutshell: Jumping out of one career to fulfill a dream in another can be a daunting prospect, particularly... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/28/18

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7,264 views

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Listia: An Online Marketplace Where Users Can Sell Unwanted Goods and Pick Up Useful Items for Little or No Cost

Listia: Sell Unwanted Goods and Get Items for Little or No Cost

In a Nutshell: We all have items lying around the house that have outlived their usefulness to us but could hold... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/26/18

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10,830 views

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Enact Change Now: Resistbot Provides Underserved Populations Convenient Ways to Get Their Voices Heard by Government Officials

Resistbot: Allowing Underserved Voices to Be Heard by Legislators

In a Nutshell: Resistbot facilitates democracy in real time by providing easy-to-use conduits for citizens to reach... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/21/18

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10,830 views

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The Council for Economic Education Delivers Financial Literacy to K-12 Children Via Educators and Strong Partnerships Across the Country

The CEE Delivers Financial Literacy Via Educators Nationwide

In a Nutshell: Conversations around financial literacy are lacking in households in the U.S. and in K-12... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/20/18

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6,240 views

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The Maine Attraction: The Appalachian Trail’s Northernmost Section Provides Scenic Views and Experiences that Won’t Require a Hike in Pay

Maine's Section of the AT Provides Affordable Outdoor Experiences

In a Nutshell: For households on a budget, planning a memorable vacation can be a dim prospect at times, but... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/20/18

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13,986 views

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Benzinga Presents Understandable, Up-To-Date News and Insights to Help First-Time Traders Invest in Their Future Financial Health

Benzinga: News and Insights to Help Traders Invest in Their Futures

In a Nutshell: With its industry-specific jargon, an abundance of new technology, and countless companies and... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/12/18

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11,539 views

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With ‘Generation Wealth,’ Artist and Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield Highlights Society’s Addiction to Luxury Through Both Personal and Universal Lenses

Generation Wealth: Highlighting Society’s Addiction to Luxury

In a Nutshell: Lauren Greenfield’s 2012 documentary “Queen of Versailles” was hailed for its close-up look at the... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/10/18

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13,991 views

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The National Consumer Law Center’s® Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project Advocates for Fair Repayment Practices and Provides Clear Resources for Debt Holders

NCLC’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Provides Debt Resources

In a Nutshell: Student loan debt is a growing problem for many Americans. At $1.5 trillion, it is the largest... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/6/18

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21,432 views

11 min read

RepairPal Connects Consumers to a Network of the Most Reputable Mechanics to Get More Value Out of Car Repair Decisions

RepairPal Connects Consumers to Reliable Mechanics to Add Value

In a Nutshell: Unplanned expenses, including pesky but necessary auto repairs, pop up from time to time, and many... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 12/4/18

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25,466 views

11 min read

How EverFi Leverages Its Nationwide Financial Capability Network to Help Consumers Make Smarter Financial Decisions via Scalable Digital Learning Tools

EverFi: Leveraging a Vast Network to Enable Smart Financial Decisions

In a Nutshell: Financial education is an important area often overlooked by schools and other organizations, but... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 11/20/18

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23,076 views

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Personal Finance Expert Andrea Woroch Shares Some Actionable Tips for Consumers Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season

Personal Finance Expert Andrea Woroch Shares Tips for Consumers

In a Nutshell: After spending time in marketing, branding, and media relations, Andrea Woroch began blogging on... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 11/15/18

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21,622 views

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The YMCA Battles Youth Hunger by Providing Millions of Free, Nutritious Meals to Teens and Children Across the Country

The YMCA Battles Youth Hunger by Providing Millions of Free Meals

In a Nutshell: Hunger is a very real problem for millions of children across the U.S. Since 2011, the YMCA has... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 11/14/18

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24,248 views

13 min read

Summit Credit Union Commended for Bringing Impactful Financial Wellness Programs to Madison and Milwaukee Communities

Summit Credit Union Commended for Impactful Financial Education

In a Nutshell: Summit Credit Union stands out in the Madison and Milwaukee regions by offering several in-depth... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 11/8/18

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21,344 views

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C2ER’s Cost of Living Index Helps Americans Find the Best Community for Their Budget with City-to-City Spending Comparisons

C2ER’s Cost of Living Index: City-to-City Spending Comparisons

In a Nutshell: Knowing the cost of living for a city can be an important factor when determining whether or not to... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 11/5/18

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22,762 views

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Media Bias/Fact Check Serves as a Watchdog for Consumers in Identifying News Sources that Can Alter Political and Economic Landscapes

Media Bias/Fact Check Serves as a Watchdog for Consumers

In a Nutshell: With so many sources of information on the internet, today’s media landscape can feel like a... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/30/18

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23,800 views

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Value Vacations — A Local’s Perspective on Why Raleigh, North Carolina, Deserves to Be Your Next Budget-Friendly Destination

Value Vacations — A Local's Perspective on Raleigh

Travel can feel like an impossible feat for those on a budget. Luckily, there are some great destinations across... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/26/18

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36,702 views

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SaverLife, the Latest Program from EARN.org, Helps Users Kick-Start Healthy Saving Habits Through Rewards, Games, and Coaching

EARN’s SaverLife Kick-Starts Healthy Saving Habits with Games

In a Nutshell: For many people, finding the motivation to begin saving money can be difficult, especially if funds... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/18/18

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21,516 views

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Making Change at Walmart: How Pushing for Better Pay and Benefits at One Retailer Can Improve the Entire Industry

Making Change at Walmart Pushes for Better Pay to Spur Retail Change

In a Nutshell: The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) launched Making Change at Walmart... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/17/18

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28,028 views

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SECU Bolsters Financial Education in Maryland Through Reality Fairs and Community Programs

SECU Boosts Financial Literacy in Maryland Through Reality Fairs

In a Nutshell: SECU, Maryland’s largest credit union, embodies the credit union difference by giving back to the... read more »

Matt Walker

By: Matt Walker • 10/16/18