Matt Ellis is a freelance financial and business writer. He joins the Fool community because of his sincere passion for money. "I've always loved money. I use it almost every day," recalls Matt. "My mother always remarks how, when I was a kid, I would use money to buy candy and toys. She could tell right then that money would be an important - almost essential - part of my life." Matt's other interests also include food, sleep, and air.