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

VA Funding Fee: Requirements for 2024

Military borrowers typically pay a VA funding fee to help offset what taxpayers contribute toward home loans backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs... read more

Compare Current Investment Property Mortgage Rates

You’ll typically pay anywhere from 0.25 to 0.75 percentage points more for investment property mortgage rates compared to primary residence rates. The additional amount helps... read more

Personal Loans for Business: Compare These Lenders

If you’re launching your own venture or operating a small company already, then yes, you may consider a personal loan for business use instead of... read more

Debt Prioritization: What Bills to Pay First

When you’re juggling multiple debts, it can be hard to know which debts to prioritize first. With that in mind, below is a guide to... read more

How to Pay Off Your Car Loan Faster

If you want to know how to pay off a car loan faster, fortunately, there are plenty of options. But while you can pay off... read more

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