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Matt Collister

Matthew Collister

Matthew Collister is a freelance writer and editor based in Cleveland, Ohio. Leveraging his 15 years of experience working in marketing communications for one of the country’s largest insurance companies, Matthew specializes in creating content on property and casualty insurance topics with a focus on personal lines. His freelance clients have included some of the country’s largest and best known insurance brands, along with leading companies in the packaging, industrial manufacturing, home improvement, and hospitality industries. He handles a wide range of content for these companies, including feature articles; employee communications; web copy, marketing, and other promotional materials; video scripting; and press releases. His work has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and travel. He’s an avid sports fan and a strength-and-fitness enthusiast who’s completed multiple Ironman triathlons, Spartan races, and more than 30 marathons.


Articles by Matthew Collister

best travel insurance companies

Best Travel Insurance Companies for October 2023

Compare top travel insurance companies and find out which ones made our “best of” categories.

state farm drive safe and save

State Farm Drive Safe and Save Review

State Farm Drive Safe and Save offers discounts of up to 30%. Here’s how the program works.

Allstate Drivewise Review

Allstate Drivewise Review

Allstate’s Drivewise offers significant potential savings. If you’re a safe driver, and don’t mind sharing data, the program might be right for you.

USAA Auto Insurance review

USAA Auto Insurance Review

USAA offers an attractive combination of car insurance coverage and low prices. However, only military personnel and their families can take advantage.

Esurance car insurance review

Esurance Insurance Review

Esurance costs more than other insurance policies, but may be a good choice for drivers who prefer to interact with their car insurer online.

Term vs Whole Life Insurance

Term vs. Whole Life Insurance: Differences & How to Choose

Term life and whole life are types of life insurance policies. Each has benefits and drawbacks that you should understand when shopping for insurance.

life insurance children

Should You Buy Life Insurance for Children?

Life insurance is usually purchased by adults. But there are some compelling reasons to consider buying a policy for your child.

home equity loans & HELOCs

Home Equity Loan vs HELOC: Understanding the Key Differences

Home equity loans and HELOCs are a way to get cash by tapping your home equity. You can use this cash for large expenses.

private mortgage insurance

What is Private Mortgage Insurance? All You Need To Know

PMI protects the lender if you default on your mortgage. You may be required to pay for it if your down payment is less than 20%.

rent a car

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Car?

Rental car costs are up in recent years. But there are ways to save money when you rent.

extended car warranties

Are Extended Car Warranties Worth It?

Extended car warranties may be worth it if your car is unreliable and you want to avoid any unexpected repair bills.

closing on a house

What to Expect When Closing On A House

Closing is the final stage of a real estate transaction, concluding with the title transfer. It can last up to two months, and the buyer has several responsibilities.