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Matthew Goldberg

Senior Consumer Banking Reporter
  • 22
    Years of experience
  • Consumer banking
  • Savings accounts and CDs
  • Personal finance
  • FDIC deposit insurance
  • Master of Business Administration, William Paterson University
  • Bachelor of Science (Mass communication with an emphasis in print journalism), Illinois State University

About the author
Matthew Goldberg is a senior consumer banking reporter at Bankrate where he uses his more than 13 years of financial services experience to help inform readers about their important personal finance decisions.

Nearly his entire career, since 1998, has either been as a reporter, editor or working in the banking and insurance industry. Matthew’s banking career includes being a banker in New York City and being a bank officer at one of the largest banks in the U.S. He first gained his experience with deposit products and auto loans while representing a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) online bank.

His reporting career includes working as a staff reporter at two daily newspapers. He earned his first newspaper bylines in 1998. Matthew’s been interviewed on television news and radio stations across the U.S. Previously, he was a weekly panelist on the SportsWriter’s show on WGEM AM ESPN 1440 in Quincy, Illinois and an occasional co-host and call-in guest on WGEM SportsCenter.

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’s 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, Yahoo! Finance and in newspapers throughout the country.

Matthew beyond Bankrate

How top-yielding savings accounts are outpacing inflation in Seattle

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Takeaways from America’s second-largest bank failure

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What you should know about high yields at at robo advisor

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Matthew Goldberg talks about how to utilize a three-paycheck month

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Matthew wants you to know
It’s easy to get into a routine. But days turn into weeks and months turn into years. And every day you don’t have your savings in a high-yield savings account, you’re losing purchasing power by at least getting closer to keeping up with inflation. Over time, that really adds up.

Making good financial decisions enables people to get more out of life and I’m happy to contribute to that endeavor.

— Matthew Goldberg

Matthew's latest articles

  • Truist Bank CD Rates

    Truist Bank, the financial-services giant born out of the merger of SunTrust and BB&T, offers two CDs with competitive yields.

    Jul 11, 2024
  • PNC Bank CD Rates

    PNC Bank offers a variety of CD terms. While you can earn higher rates for a higher balance, you can still find higher yields elsewhere.

    Jul 11, 2024
  • Discover Bank CD Interest Rates

    Discover Bank offers a variety of CD terms that pay competitive yields. Here are the rates Discover offers on its CDs.

    Jul 11, 2024
  • CIT Bank CD Interest Rates

    CIT Bank is an online-only institution that offers several CDs, with terms ranging from six months to five years. Some terms are competitive.

    Jul 11, 2024