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

Best Equipment Financing for Bad Credit

Many online lenders offer equipment financing for bad credit borrowers. However, beware of no-credit-check equipment financing since some predatory lenders can try to exploit your... read more

Parent PLUS Loan Deferment, Forbearance and Other Repayment Options

If you borrowed parent PLUS loans to support your child’s education, you have several options for managing payments. A parent PLUS loan deferment or forbearance... read more

Parent PLUS Loans: Complete Guide

A parent PLUS loan can help cover any remaining financial gaps not covered by your child’s financial aid package. The government offers parent PLUS loans... read more

Should You Consolidate Student Loans for PSLF?

Consolidating your federal student loans can simplify your payments, and in some cases, can help with eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and income-driven... read more

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