Matt Christopher White grew up in the town of Erwin in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The family business was teaching, but his plan was the NBA from the start. If it weren’t for a bad hamstring, he’d probably be dishing out assists for the Lakers, but in reality, he’s glad that didn’t work out—because he never would’ve met his beautiful wife, Sarah.
Matt met Sarah the first week of freshman year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. That’s where he began his study of money, earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s in tax and going on to become a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner™. He has world-class education, training, and experience in financial services but has transitioned his career out of the industry. His insider knowledge and outsider perspective produce unique money insights.
Matt is equally comfortable in a conversation about Luke 6:43, Section 643 of the Internal Revenue Code, or a 6-4-3 double play. There’s no place he’d rather be than with Sarah and his two girls, Lydia and Eliza, at their home in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. There you might find him singing Kristoff’s parts on the music of Frozen or settled in with his copy of The Lord of the Rings, considering what he might have for second breakfast.