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, travel activities (theatre, fashion and art) for Where New York magazine, and local cultural events for

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

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  1. Company Insights

    MIS (Management Information System) vs. IT (Information Technology)

    Find out about the relationships and the primary differences and similarities between management information systems (MIS) ...
  2. Forex & Currencies

    Using Pivot Points In Forex Trading

    Learn to combine pivot points in forex trading with traditional technical tools for greater returns.
  3. Politics & Money

    What is the difference between inflation and deflation?

    Determine how inflation and deflation affect prices, employment, loans, and the central banks. Economies frequently teeter ...
  4. Financial Analysis

    The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of Earnings Per Share (EPS) and what each represents can help an investor determine whether ...
  5. Financial Analysis

    Top 3 Pitfalls Of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

    The Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) method can be difficult to apply to real-life valuations. Find out where it comes up short. ...
  6. Forex & Currencies

    What is inflation and how should it affect my investing?

    The rate of inflation is important as it represents the rate at which the real value of an investment is eroded and the loss ...
  7. Financial Analysis

    An Introduction To Small Cap Stocks

    When it comes to a company's size, bigger isn't always better for investors. Here is an introduction to small cap stocks.
  8. Financial Analysis

    Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  9. Taxes

    NOI (net operating income) versus EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes): What's the difference?

    Find out about net operating income (NOI), earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), why they are not equivalent, and which ...
  10. Taxes

    How are yields taxed on a certificate of deposit (CD)?

    Learn how interest earned on a certificate of deposit is taxed and how this may reduce the total return of an investment ...
  11. Retirement Savings

    Is there a way to opt out of Social Security?

    Understand more about the purpose of the Social Security system and learn which groups of taxpayers are automatically exempt ...
  12. Retirement Savings

    Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

    Learn why receiving Social Security survivor benefits on behalf of children does not affect income tax for a surviving parent ...
  13. Retirement Savings

    Receiving Social Security benefits abroad

    Understand the requirements for receiving Social Security benefits while living outside the U.S. – and how citizenship and ...
  14. Retirement Savings

    When to apply for Social Security retirement benefits

    Understand when to apply for Social Security benefits and when you can expect to receive monthly payments based on age and ...
  15. Retirement Savings

    401(k) vs. Roth IRA

    A 401(k) and a Roth IRA differ primarily on tax treatment, investment options, and limitations on contributions and income. ...
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