The Mercury : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury en https://www.mainstreet.com/article/should-you-be-eating-lunch-with-your-co-workers Should You Be Eating Lunch With Your Co-Workers? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/should-you-be-eating-lunch-your-co-workers/1 Leaving your cubicle for lunch gives you an opportunity not only to recharge, but also to avoid burnout and increase your productivity while connecting with… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:05:00 EST https://www.mainstreet.com/article/why-valentines-day-financial-planning-shouldnt-follow-your-heart Why Valentine's Day Financial Planning Shouldn't Follow Your Heart http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/why-valentines-day-financial-planning-shouldnt-follow-your-heart/1 On this Valentine's Day weekend, take to heart the words of the great Gwen Guthrie: no romance without finance. Ordinarily, we wouldn't consider an '80s… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:30:00 EST urn:article:13453367 A Recession Could Be Looming: Why You Need to Get That New Job Now http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/a-recession-could-be-looming-why-you-need-to-get-that-new-job-now/13453367 Friday’s jobs report brought some unexpectedly good news. Despite many struggles the economy added 151,000 new jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics which… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:35:00 EST urn:article:13453223 Valentine's Day Love Needs Solid Financial Footing http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/valentines-day-love-needs-solid-financial-footing/13453223 On this Valentine's Day weekend, take to heart the words of the great Gwen Guthrie: no romance without finance. Ordinarily, we wouldn't consider an '80s… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:01:00 EST urn:article:13453128 New Department of Education Unit Set to Scrutinize Fraudulent Colleges http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/new-department-of-education-unit-set-to-scrutinize-fraudulent-colleges/13453128 The Department of Education (ED) on Monday announced the creation of a Student Aid Enforcement Unit designed to monitor colleges and universities and punish those… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:12:00 EST urn:article:13452929 This Valentine’s Day, 25% Of Spouses Won’t Know Their Partner’s Credit Score http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/this-valentinersquos-day-25-of-spouses-wonrsquot-know-their-partnerrsquos-credit-score/1345292 According to conventional wisdom, honesty is the best policy in work, play and especially romance. Tell that to the 25% of Americans who… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:07:00 EST urn:article:13452830 How to Navigate the Murky Waters of Eating Lunch With Your Co-Workers http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/how-to-navigate-the-murky-waters-of-eating-lunch-with-your-co-workers/13452830 Leaving your cubicle for lunch gives you an opportunity not only to recharge, but also to avoid burnout and increase your productivity while connecting with… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:43:00 EST urn:article:13451904 Goldman Sachs Says These 11 Stocks Had Big Shareholder Returns in 2015 http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/goldman-sachs-says-these-11-stocks-had-big-shareholder-returns-in-2015/13451904 Investors are fearing a recession, but the commitment by corporate managements to share repurchases is considered "a bullish signal" by Goldman Sachs. As of Feb.… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:04:00 EST urn:article:13449299 Recession? We're Not There Yet, So Don't Hit the Panic Button http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/recession-were-not-there-yet-so-dont-hit-the-panic-button/13449299 The doomsayers may have jumped the gun a bit: Some pundits and analysts say a recession is just around the corner. The evidence isn't… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:46:00 EST urn:article:13452571 What Comes First In a Romantic Relationship, Fun or Finances? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-mercury/story/what-comes-first-in-a-romantic-relationship-fun-or-finances/13452571 Here's a Valentine's Day conundrum for red hot lovers: What comes first in a relationship, a sweet honey or lots of money? Discover's… Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:43:00 EST