Matthew grew up in Etobicoke and completed an honours degree in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. He became a financial advisor in 1996, where he fell in love with helping people achieve their financial (and personal) goals, and has never looked back. He completed the Canadian Securities Course and the Certified Investment Management Analyst® Certification Program. Today Matthew lives with his girlfriend Tanya in the King West neighbourhood of Toronto.
When not immersed in personal finance, Matthew feeds his passion for learning by voraciously reading (mostly non-fiction), taking online courses, watching educational videos, and studying football strategy. He also enjoys watching Formula One, MMA, and much to the bewilderment of those around him, has been a lifelong and rabid Buffalo Bills fan.