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. FA Relevant

    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. Entrepreneurship

    5 Jobs That Aren't Legal In All States

    If you like a little controversy with your career, check out these jobs.
  3. Asset Allocation

    Top 9 Vacation Destinations For Wall Street Geeks

    Indulge your inner geek with one of these financial-themed holiday getaways.
  4. Taxes

    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. Insurance

    Is Insurance Underwriting Right For You?

    If you have excellent analytical skills and an eye for detail, this may be your calling.
  6. Career / Compensation

    A Look At Accounting Careers

    More than just crunching numbers, this career blends detective work with trouble shooting.
  7. Real Estate

    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. Budgeting & Savings

    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. Real Estate

    4 Money Misconceptions About Condominiums

    Condo fees and special assessments scare many owners away from condo ownership, but is this fear justified?
  10. Real Estate

    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?
  11. Small Business

    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.
  12. Budgeting & Savings

    5 Moves That Make You Look Cheap

    It's great to be frugal, but sometimes there's a fine line between saving money and being cheap.
  13. Investing Strategy

    4 Haunted Houses And What They're Worth

    The courts view a haunted reputation as a detriment to a home's value, but these homes' histories may have boosted their value.
  14. Real Estate

    Top 4 Nightmares For Real Estate Investors

    Renting out your property is not without risks; the good news is, they don't have to keep you up at night.
  15. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Debit Cards: Why They're Not As Safe As You Think

    Ditching your credit card can be a smart move, but debit isn't yet an equal alternative.
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