2207 N US Highway 12 Suite D

Spring Grove, IL 60081

Edward Jones - Matt Perley

Financial Services

P: 815-675-6859


Financial /

Growing up in Johnsburg, I learned what it meant to "earn a living." I learned this lesson from watching my parents balance their work and our family time. But, I also learned this from stacking hay on the farm or loading salt at the salt sales. I grew up understanding that if I worked hard, then I could have the life I always dreamed of. It was that foundation that led me down the path that I am currently on today.

After graduating from Johnsburg, I attended college at Clemson University. I joined ROTC at Clemson, and when I finished there, I was a commissioned officer in the United States Army. I've been in the Army for 10 years and have been on one deployment to Afghanistan. Currently, I'm serving as a captain the Army Reserves. The military is an important part of my life, because it reminds me that I am part of something bigger than myself - another lesson I learned growing up in a family and community that valued selfless service.

In my civilian careers, I've spent time in customer service, as well as in the insurance field. Coming back to Johnsburg as an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It's also important to understand the level of risk you're comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals. I know that we are a community of hard workers, and it is my goal to help protect the futures that we are all working so hard to secure.

My family and I have moved back to the community and now live in Ringwood. My wife, Alexis, and my two sons, Cade and Cam, are now learning about how great this community is. I hope to teach them the same lessons that I learned growing up here.