Megan DeMatteo

Megan DeMatteo is a Pushcart-nominated poet, service journalist and misfit at heart who’s learned how to navigate the world of freelancing with style and humor. In 2020, she moved to New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic to help launch CNBC Select, an e-commerce site for credit card recommendations, banking product reviews, and financial advice. In 2021, Megan’s CNBC articles were cited in Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to the U.S. Secretary of Education on student loan forgiveness. She has contributed to money publications like CoinDesk, TIME’s NextAdvisor, MoneyMade, and others.

Megan DeMatteo

Latest Posts

Crypto Index Funds: Risk Management Tool, or Risky Business?
Mar 25
Crypto Index Funds: Risk Management Tool, or Risky Business?

New crypto index funds make it easy for investors to diversify, but is investing in them a good idea?

Who Are You? The Future of Metaverse Marketing and How NFTs Shape Identity and Belonging
Mar 18
Who Are You? The Future of Metaverse Marketing and How NFTs Shape Identity and Belonging

The evolution of NFTs from fun graphics to elite memberships and unique experiences could turn them into assets with real utility—and investment potential.

We’re All in a Learning Curve: Stablecoins and the Future of Money
Feb 2
We’re All in a Learning Curve: Stablecoins and the Future of Money

Tether founder William Quigley, policymakers like Elizabeth Warren, and everyday consumers share their perspectives on stablecoins and the future of money.

The 9 Best NFT Marketplaces for Buying and Selling Non-Fungible Tokens in 2022
Jan 19
The 9 Best NFT Marketplaces for Buying and Selling Non-Fungible Tokens in 2022

The best NFT marketplaces in 2021—Rarible, Fractional, OpenSea, SuperRare, NBA TopShot and more—make it easy to buy, sell, and invest in NFTs.

Farther Review: Invest to Beat Inflation, Enjoy Personalized Attention
Jan 19
Farther Review: Invest to Beat Inflation, Enjoy Personalized Attention

Get the family office advisory experience online—no robo-advisors necessary.

What Are the Best NFT Stocks for 2022?
Jan 14
What Are the Best NFT Stocks for 2022?

Buying stock in companies like DraftKings, Cloudfare, and eBay is an easy way to add NFT exposure to your portfolio.

FarmTogether Review: A-La-Carte Real Estate Investment Options for Accredited Investors
Jan 11
FarmTogether Review: A-La-Carte Real Estate Investment Options for Accredited Investors

There’s approximately 911 million acres of U.S. farmland—here’s how to own a slice of the pie.

What is Solana Crypto?
Jan 11
What is Solana Crypto?

A look at one of the most popular blockchains and its native altcoin, SOL.

A Complete Guide to Investing in DeFi
Jan 6
A Complete Guide to Investing in DeFi

It’s even more exciting than Monopoly, since everyone gets to act like the bank.

Cardano vs. Solana: Which is Better?
Dec 22
Cardano vs. Solana: Which is Better?

Both of these Ethereum Killers have made a killing for your wallet, but which is poised to do better in 2022?

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Cardano: Is it a Good Investment?
Dec 8
The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Cardano: Is it a Good Investment?

A look into what makes this eco-friendly “Ethereum killer” so buzzworthy

Lenme Review: Diversify Your Assets, Become a Bank
Dec 7
Lenme Review: Diversify Your Assets, Become a Bank

Lenme empowers individual investors to take on the risks and rewards of becoming a bank.

Cardano vs. Dogecoin: Which is Better?
Nov 24
Cardano vs. Dogecoin: Which is Better?

One is a serious blockchain infrastructure solution, while the other is a fun and lucrative (for some) internet meme.

Masterworks Review: Put a Picasso in Your Investment Portfolio for $1k
Nov 18
Masterworks Review: Put a Picasso in Your Investment Portfolio for $1k

Fine art isn’t stuffy anymore—but it’s still lucrative.

How to Invest in Cannabis: From Marijuana Stocks to CBD Startups
Nov 10
How to Invest in Cannabis: From Marijuana Stocks to CBD Startups

From investing in marijuana stocks and ETFs to buying a stake in a weed startup, here's how you can invest in cannabis.

A 10-Step Guide to Saving and Investing for a Career Change
Nov 2
A 10-Step Guide to Saving and Investing for a Career Change

They say to leap and the net will appear—but anyone planning a career change will probably want a little more reassurance than that.

 Solo 401(k) vs SEP IRA vs SIMPLE IRA: Which is Best for You?
Oct 27
Solo 401(k) vs SEP IRA vs SIMPLE IRA: Which is Best for You?

If you're self-employed or a business owner, saving for retirement is hard. Getting a solo 401(k), SEP IRA, and Simple IRA can speed up the process.

Are Sustainable Investment Funds a Scam?
Oct 20
Are Sustainable Investment Funds a Scam?

ESG investing is all the rage, but do the funds involved really practice what they preach? Here's what you need to know about sustainable investment funds.

How to Manage Your Money After a Large Salary Increase
Oct 19
How to Manage Your Money After a Large Salary Increase

Got a big raise at work, and now you're worried about managing your money responsibly? Here's what to do.

Cash Flow is King: Estimating Whether a Rental Property Will Give You a Good ROI
Oct 7
Cash Flow is King: Estimating Whether a Rental Property Will Give You a Good ROI

Don’t get caught up in a DIY nightmare or forget the hidden costs of being a landlord.

Changing Jobs? What to Do With Your 401(k) So You Don't Leave Money On the Table
Sep 29
Changing Jobs? What to Do With Your 401(k) So You Don't Leave Money On the Table

Cashing out your 401(k) isn't always wise. Instead, roll it over into a new 401(k) or an IRA. Here's how.

Sustainable Investing: How to Stop Funding Climate Change With Your Money
Sep 17
Sustainable Investing: How to Stop Funding Climate Change With Your Money

How to make your portfolio more sustainable and get into ESG investing without sacrificing your financial well-being.