Welcome! My name is Matt and I am the creator of Money Tree Network.

I started this blog because I have a passion for money and living debt free!  When learning about finances for myself, I came across blogs discussing big terms I didn’t quite understand, such as mutual funds, index funds, ETFs, and so many others.

I wanted someone to explain these money terms to me in a simpler way, so I’m here to help you navigate the crazy and complex world of money.

Money Tree Network was designed to make money less scary!

Do you want to travel without accruing debt?

Do you want to retire early?

Do you struggle to understand big money words?

Who is Matt Reif? Guy with gray shirt standing in front of trees

If you answered yes to any of these questions (who wouldn’t lol), then you came to the right place!

Student debt, car leases, credit cards are just a few of the many ways that I got into debt.

I want YOU to ask yourself, “What could I do with my money if I had no monthly payments?” and “What are my goals in life and how am I going to get there financially?”.

Retire, travel, give, help, save! These are a few of the things you could do if you were debt free. My goal is to retire from my 9-5 job and just travel! I’m going to show you my plan to get there, in the hopes that you can get there too.

I’m not a financial advisor or planner. I’m not someone who uses big financial words.  I am a marketing graduate who wants to make money less scary for everyone!

My mom worked for Vanguard and would try to give me financial advice all the time, but of course I did not listen! (Surprise, right? Who listens to their parents?)

So Who is Matt?

I graduated from Millersville University in December 2018 with $25K in student debt and have been working to eliminate all of the debt in my life! While at Millersville, I studied Public Relations and Marketing.

I worked for a credit union, which gave me the opportunity to learn all about credit, credit cards, sales, and more. I’m so glad you have found my site, and I hope you want to learn all about money with me!