Tara Struyk

Tara Struyk is a freelance writer and editor, and the former senior editor at Investopedia.com. She graduated from West Virgina University with degrees in English literature and journalism. Struyk has worked as a journalist and photographer. In her spare time, she trains to run marathons.

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  1. 5 Biggest Money Mistakes & How To Fix Them Fast
    Budgeting

    5 Biggest Money Mistakes & How To Fix Them Fast

    Financial mistakes - like most mistakes in life - can generally be avoided with forethought, planning and self-discipline.
  2. 5 Jobs That Aren't Legal In All States
    Entrepreneurship

    5 Jobs That Aren't Legal In All States

    If you like a little controversy with your career, check out these jobs.
  3. Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks
    Insurance

    Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks

    Indulge your inner geek with one of these financial-themed holiday getaways.
  4. Getting A Job As The Tax Man
    Insurance

    Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  5. Is Insurance Underwriting Right For You?
    Insurance

    Is Insurance Underwriting Right For You?

    If you have excellent analytical skills and an eye for detail, this may be your calling.
  6. A Look At Accounting Careers
    Personal Finance

    A Look At Accounting Careers

    More than just crunching numbers, this career blends detective work with trouble shooting.
  7. Understanding Real Estate Commissions: Who Pays?
    Home & Auto

    Understanding Real Estate Commissions: Who Pays?

    When you set out to buy or sell a house, one factor worth considering is the real estate agent's fees.
  8. 5 Unusual Tactics To Help You Save More
    Budgeting

    5 Unusual Tactics To Help You Save More

    Sometimes, changing financial habits takes a little creativity. Learn some imaginative ways to save more money.
  9. 4 Money Misconceptions About Condominiums
    Home & Auto

    4 Money Misconceptions About Condominiums

    Condo fees and special assessments scare many owners away from condo ownership, but is this fear justified?
  10. When It's OK To Splurge
    Personal Finance

    When It's OK To Splurge

    There's nothing wrong deviating from the necessities - as long as you follow these simple guidelines.
  11. 6 Things You're Paying Too Much For
    Personal Finance

    6 Things You're Paying Too Much For

    Many people pay bills month after month on things they could be paying considerably less for – or gotten for free.
  12. Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market
    Home & Auto

    Why There's No Such Thing As A Bad Real Estate Market

    Sometimes a "bad" market can be the best thing for you.
  13. How Real Estate Agents Sell Their Homes For More
    Home & Auto

    How Real Estate Agents Sell Their Homes For More

    A well-publicized statistic finds that when real estate agents sell their own homes, they tend to get a higher price. But why?
  14. Investopedia's Top 5 Terms Of 2010
    Active Trading

    Investopedia's Top 5 Terms Of 2010

    Find out what our readers wanted to know most about this year – and why.
  15. 6 Psychological Traps That Make You Spend
    Savings

    6 Psychological Traps That Make You Spend

    If you're finding it hard to stick to your holiday budget, you're not alone. Find out what retailers do to weaken shoppers' resolve.
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