Tara Struyk

  • • 10+ years of experience as an editor and content manager for online publications
  • • Experienced financial and lifestyle writer with published work on Forbes, Investopedia, GoBankingRates, Wise Bread, Business Insider and Glamour Magazine
  • • Former Senior Editor at Investopedia.com

Experience

Tara  is a writer, editor and content manager with a wide breadth of experience in creating content that engages audiences. She has contributed to starting a number of verticals from the ground up, including content research, selection, hiring, editorial guidelines and oversight and setting up social media and content marketing. She began her career as an editor at Investopedia, and eventually moved up to Senior Editor, where she managed a team of five other editors and more than 200 freelance writers. She has also worked as a freelance financial writer and content manager, and now acts as the Director of Content at Janalta Interactive, where she oversees content production for a number of verticals.

Education

Tara earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of West Virginia.

Quote from Tara

"So much of personal finance has to do with psychology. I love digging into what people do, why they do it, and finding ways to help them see themselves - and potential pitfalls - through a different lens."

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Investopedia helps you understand complex financial concepts, learn and improve your investing skills, and learn how to manage your money. Whether you’re in a classroom, a boardroom or your living room, our editors and network of financial advisors and experts have answered your questions and proudly earned your trust since 1999. Investopedia is part of Dotdash, a collection of some of the web’s largest and most trusted digital media brands.

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    Extended Warranties: Should You Take The Bait?

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    Getting A Job As The Tax Man

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    A Look At Accounting Careers

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    When you set out to buy or sell a house, one factor worth considering is the real estate agent's fees.
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    Sometimes, changing financial habits takes a little creativity. Learn some imaginative ways to save more money.
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    4 Money Misconceptions About Condominiums

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    5 Moves That Make You Look Cheap

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