Troy Segal

Troy Segal is an editor and writer based in New York City. She first became interested in investments at her mother’s knee—as her mother researched Treasury bond interest rates in the newspaper’s finance section. As a staffer at Business Week for several years, Troy developed the magazine’s “Personal Business” section, covering taxes, investments, real estate and other money topics from the individual’s point of view. She has also written about consumer finance, philanthropy, and careers for publications such as Worth, Working Woman, Savvy, and Entrepreneur.

On the lighter, lifestyle side, her journalistic career includes stints covering restaurants at Zagat Survey, antiques and jewelry for about.com, travel activities (theatre, fashion and art) for Where New York magazine, and local cultural events for thoughtgallery.org.

Troy is a graduate of Harvard College and has an M.A. in fashion history from New York University.

  1. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Credit Repair: How to Improve Your Credit Score

    There is no quick fix for a bad credit score, but there are several strategies you can take to improve your credit rating ...
  2. Choosing an Advisor

    How to Find a Financial Advisor/Planner

    How should you go about finding the right financial advisor? The first step is to figure out what sort of professional help ...
  3. Politics & Money

    Gross Domestic Product - GDP

    GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, ...
  4. Insurance

    What Does Renter's Insurance Cover?

    Renter's insurance is supposed to cover a tenant's personal property as well as liability claims, but not all policies deliver.
  5. Insurance

    What Does Renter's Insurance Cover?

    Renter's insurance is supposed to cover a tenant's personal property as well as liability claims, but not all policies deliver.
  6. Investing

    Compound Interest

    Compound Interest is interest calculated on the initial principal and also on the accumulated interest of previous periods ...