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Matthew Goldberg

  • Banking
  • Personal finance
  • Bank accounts
  • Insurance
  • MBA, William Paterson University
  • Bachelor's degree, Illinois State University

Matthew Goldberg is a consumer banking reporter at Bankrate. He uses his banking and financial services experience to help readers with personal finance.

Nearly his entire career has either been as a reporter or working in financial services, in banking and insurance. He’s been in financial services for more than a decade. His banking career includes being a banker in New York City. His reporting career includes working as a staff reporter at two daily newspapers. He earned his first newspaper bylines in 1998.

His writing has been honored by both the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association and the Illinois Press Association. His writing has also been featured online on MSN, the Miami Herald, the Houston Chronicle, the Omaha World-Herald, The Kansas City Star, the Arizona Daily Star, and appeared in Sports Illustrated On Campus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Buffalo News and other publications.

Matthew’s radio experience includes being a weekly panelist on the SportsWriter’s show on WGEM AM ESPN 1440 in Quincy, Illinois. He was also an occasional co-host and call-in guest on WGEM SportsCenter. He’s also been a guest on other stations throughout the country.

Matthew is currently a member of the Board of Governors at the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), which is the world's largest and oldest organization of business and financial journalists.

He chairs the organization's training member engagement committee and the organization's investment task force. He also is on the SABEW finance committee. He has previously served on conference planning committees and has been a Best in Business contest judge for the organization.

Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University and an MBA at William Paterson University.

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Take time to make sure you understand where your money is being spent each day, week and month. This is how you'll find savings opportunities.

— Matthew Goldberg

Matthew's latest articles

  • Best Savings Accounts for July 2023

    Compare savings accounts to find the best rates. Bankrate's experts have identified the highest interest rates for traditional savings accounts.

    20 min read Jul 11, 2023
  • BMO Alto Bank Review 2023

    Read our experts' review on BMO Alto Bank's features and product offerings. Bankrate reviews and compares hundreds of banks to help find the right fit for you.

    1 min read Jul 07, 2023
  • Best CD Rates for July 2023 - Up to 5.48%

    Find the best CD rates by comparing national and local rates. Bankrate compares thousands of financial institutions to make it easy for you to apply for the best certificate of deposit rate.

    24 min read Jul 05, 2023
  • Best Free Checking Accounts for July 2023

    The best checking accounts are not only free, but may also offer you perks such as a high annual percentage yield (APY), out-of-network ATM reimbursement or free official bank checks. Here are the pros and cons of free checking accounts.

    13 min read Jun 30, 2023