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

What Is Time-Barred Debt? Definition and Examples

Time-barred debt is old debt for which debt collectors can no longer sue you for repayment because the statute of limitations has passed. However, that... read more

How to Write a Bill of Sale for a Car

If you’re selling a car or buying a used vehicle, you may want to consider writing a bill of sale to record the transaction. A... read more

Comparing the HomeReady and Home Possible Loans

If saving up for a down payment is a struggle, there are several low-down-payment mortgage options out there to help. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... read more

Can I Refinance My Mortgage with No Equity?

If you’re considering a mortgage refinance but don’t yet own enough of your home’s value, your first step is to determine whether you can refinance... read more

FHA-Approved Condos: How and Where to Find Them

It’s possible to buy a condo using an FHA loan. However, not all condos are eligible: The Federal Housing Administration requires that all potential units... read more

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