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

When You Can (and Can’t) Be Arrested for Debt

While debt collectors can no longer have you jailed or threaten to have you arrested for not paying your debts, there are a few instances... read more

How to Prequalify for a Personal Loan — And How It Differs From Preapproval

There are many reasons why you may want to prequalify for a personal loan, such as checking your chances of loan approval and estimating your... read more

How Much is a Down Payment for a House?

You may have been told that 20% is the magic number when it comes to how much of a down payment you need for a... read more

How Home Construction Loans Work

A construction loan can help you design and build your dream home. However, these loans function differently from traditional mortgages, and they come with some... read more

2024 AAA Car Buying Review

Members of the American Automobile Association (AAA) have access to a wide variety of benefits beyond roadside assistance. One of those benefits is the AAA... read more

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