Matt Bell began his career as a radio journalist, with his work featured on National Public Radio, the NBC Radio Network, and several other networks. His reporting earned national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and United Press International.

A Prodigal Son experience he went through in his mid 20s completely changed the direction of his life and career.

Today, Matt is a full-time personal finance writer and speaker, serving as Managing Editor at Sound Mind Investing while speaking at churches, universities, and other venues throughout the country. He is the author of Trusted: Preparing Your Kids for a Lifetime of God-Honoring Money Management, which will be published by Focus on the Family and Tyndale House in April 2023. He also wrote four books that were published by NavPress, including Money and Marriage; is the host or co-host of three video-based small group studies, including Money. Purpose. Joy.; has been quoted in USA TODAY, U.S. News and World Report, the Chicago Tribune, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine; has written for; and has been a guest on WGN-TV and several nationally syndicated radio talk shows.

Matt holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, where he wrote a thesis about the emergence of America’s consumer culture and its influence on people’s beliefs and behaviors.

Matt and his family live in the Louisville area. He and his wife, Jude, are the parents of three children — one in college and two in high school.



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