Matt Brownell


  • Senior Editor at SmartAsset
  • Former Editorial Director of The Balance
  • Published on Business Insider, The Street, Daily Finance, Bankrate, MSN, The Balance, and others 
  • Extensive experience as a personal finance writer and editor



Matt has covered personal finance and consumer news for nearly a decade while taking on ever increasing responsibilities as an editor. In eight years with The Balance / Dotdash as an editor, he was responsible for thousands of articles published on the site, covering the entire gamut of money, personal finance, consumer, and business topics.   

He served as The Balance’s Editorial Director until October 2018 and is currently Senior Editor at SmartAsset.