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 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

What is Peer-to-Peer Lending?

Peer-to-peer lending was historically about connecting borrowers with individual investors who could fulfill their loan requests. Even though commercial investors typically fill that role in... read more

Page 2 of 10