Tara Mastroeni

Tara Mastroeni is a personal finance writer with five years of experience covering mortgages, credit cards, and debt management. Her work has been published in numerous financial publications, including LendingTree, Forbes, and Bankrate.

Articles by Tara Mastroeni

Can You Use a 401(k) to Buy a House?

While it is possible to use a 401(k) to buy a house, that financial decision is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Put simply, there... read more

Appliance Financing: 4 Options to Consider

Whether you’re in the market for a new refrigerator, stove or washer and dryer set, investing in new appliances can be pricey and may require... read more

What Is House Hacking?

House hacking is a real estate investment strategy that also allows you to decrease your current living costs. If that sounds good to you and... read more

How to Get Solar Panels for Your Home

If you’re considering solar panels for your home, you’re not alone. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 46% of Americans say they’ve... read more

Mortgage Rates in Texas — Plus Stats, First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Mortgage Refinancing

The average mortgage interest rate in Texas is 3.40%, just 1% higher than the national average of 3.37%. However, the slight increase in the mortgage... read more

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