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Matt Tatham is the manager of content insights and data analyst at Experian Consumer Services, a division of Experian, the nation's largest credit bureau. Working for the editorial operations of Experian, my role is applying a data-driven approach that leverages market insights towards educating and appealing to consumer interests. Since joining Experian in 2007, he has worked across multiple business units including the Decision Analytics and Marketing Services groups while as a member of the corporate communications department. Prior to Experian, he worked for additional leading market research and consumer behavior companies.

Articles by Matt Tatham

What Is a Short Sale?

February 16, 2018

A short sale is a sale in which a homeowner, or seller, accepts an offer for their home that is less than the amount owed on the mortgage but...

What Is an Unsubsidized Loan?

February 15, 2018

An unsubsidized loan is a federal loan for undergraduate college students who are still in school, and need for help to pay for tuition and related expenses. Find out...

Credit Card Debt Hits an All-Time High: How Much Do You Owe?

February 13, 2018

Credit card debt reached an all-time high of $786 billion at the end of 2017 as the average American’s credit card debt grew 3% last year, resulting in an...

How to Freeze Your Credit Report for Free

February 12, 2018

Currently, the fees and requirements for adding and removing a freeze vary by state, but if you’re convinced freezing your report is the way to go, the good news...

What Is a HARP Loan?

February 9, 2018

A HARP loan is short-hand for the Home Affordable Refinance Program that was created after the 2008 mortgage crisis with the goal of helping homeowners to refinance their mortgage....

The Stock Market Is Going Crazy: Here’s How to Stay Sane

February 9, 2018

The stock market has experienced extreme volatility recently as the Dow suffered two of its worst point drops in history. Here are some things that you can do now...

The Cities With the Fewest Late Payments

February 7, 2018

Did you know that for a late payment to appear on a credit report, you must miss a full billing cycle (which means your payment is a full 30...

The Cities With the Most Late Payments

February 7, 2018

Did you know that for a late payment to appear on a credit report, you must miss a full billing cycle (which means your payment is a full 30...

The States With the Fewest Late Payments

February 6, 2018

The single most important factor in your credit scores is what your payment history looks like—accounting for approximately 35% of your credit scores. Here are the 10 states with...

The States With the Most Late Payments

February 6, 2018

The single most important factor in your credit scores is what your payment history looks like—accounting for approximately 35% of your credit scores. Here are the 10 states with...

How to Reduce the Risk of Identity Theft

February 5, 2018

Preventing identity theft these days can be harder than avoiding a Kardashian on television. In fact, there’s really no way to guarantee that you’ll never be a victim of...

The Ultimate List of the Year’s Worst Scams

February 1, 2018

What a year it’s been—just one month into 2018 and there are already 3,151 and counting. Read more to learn about the worst scams to hit the web so...

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