Jill A. Chafin

Staff Writer

  • Expertise: Personal finance, small business loans
  • Education: Whitireia Community Polytechnic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Jill A. Chafin is a staff writer at LendingTree, where she covers a variety of personal finance and small business topics. Her work has appeared on the Motley Fool’s Blueprint, How-to Geek’s Life Savvy, as well as her own blog.

Before joining LendingTree, Jill spent 20+ years as a freelance writer and editor. She has received multiple awards for her creative writing, with pieces published in literary anthologies such as the Personal Story Publishing Project. She has experience running her own business and loves helping others pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Jill earned a writing certification from the Whitireia Community Polytechnic in New Zealand and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Articles by Jill A. Chafin

Camino Financial Business Loan Review

 Starting APR range: 32.00% Best for: Small business owners and minority entrepreneurs looking for microloans with no collateral required. Pros and cons of Camino Financial ProsCons... read more

PEAC Solutions Business Loan Review (formerly Marlin Capital)

  Starting APR range: Not disclosed   Best for: Local and international companies needing small loan amounts with quick turnaround times. Pros and cons of... read more

How to Pay Yourself as a Small Business Owner

As a business owner, you deserve to get paid for the countless hours you put into making sure your company succeeds. While figuring out how... read more

How to Start a Dog Walking Business

If you love dogs, exercise and fresh air, starting a dog walking business could be the perfect career opportunity for you. While you could get... read more

Business Payday Loans: What You Need to Know

A business payday loan is a form of quick, short-term financing used to help cover a company’s urgent or unexpected expenses. Typically referred to as... read more

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