Matthew Klammer Education: Central Michigan University, Saginaw Valley State University Location: Frankenmuth, MI Expertise: Technology, Document and data analysis, Finance, Gaming Provides factchecking services for The Balance, working to ensure both the applicability and accuracy of articlesProvided IT solutions to small businesses for 15 years, helping them to modernize their process and policiesInvestment expert: Turned a few hundred dollars into tuition money for two years during the turmoil of the 2008 recessionExtensive experience with gaming and its culture; a dabbler in programming, creating a few of his own games and mods Experience As an IT professional for small companies, Matthew often did more than just set up computer systems. He was tasked with helping businesses figure out how to be more efficient in the modern era. Most of his clients were sole proprietors with a limited understanding of IT solutions and he utilized technology to help make them more competitive. Education Matthew received a B.A. in history from Central Michigan University. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.