Tara Mastroeni

Staff Writer

Expertise: Mortgages/real estate, personal finance, credit cards, debt management, savings, personal loans, student loans
Education: Emerson College

Tara is a staff writer for LendingTree, where she covers a wide variety of personal finance topics, including personal loans, student loans, mortgage and small business content. Before working at LendingTree, Tara spent nearly a decade as a freelance personal finance writer. Her work has previously appeared on Forbes Advisor, Business Insider and Realtor.com.

Tara earned a bachelor’s degree in media production from Emerson College.

Articles by Tara Mastroeni

Personal Loan vs. Payday Loan: What’s the Difference?

On the surface, personal loans and payday loans seem similar. After all, both of these financial products can be used to fund virtually any purpose,... read more

Personal Loan Alternatives: 7 Additional Financing Methods to Consider

It’s not always easy to qualify for a personal loan. Fortunately, though, there are plenty of other ways to find the funding you need. With... read more

Secured vs. Unsecured Loan: What’s the Difference?

If you’re debating whether to take out a secured or unsecured loan, you should know that the main difference between the two is whether there... read more

5 Ways to Get a Smaller Car Loan

Buying a car can be expensive — especially if you don’t have the money to purchase the vehicle outright. However, that doesn’t mean that you... read more

Big Lots Financing: 6 Ways to Pay for Your Purchase

Buying furniture can be expensive, but Big Lots offers two options to make shouldering the upfront cost easier. These include the Big Lots lease-to-own program... read more

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