The Oakland Press : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press en http://www.mainstreet.com/article/5-rogue-student-loan-debt-collectors-fired-by-department-of-education-fires 5 Rogue Student Loan Debt Collectors Fired by Department of Education http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/5-rogue-student-loan-debt-collectors-fired-department-education/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Department of Education (ED) has been criticized for not keeping better tabs on debt collectors that go after students who… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:47:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-to-avoid-making-a-bad-hire-follow-this-one-easy-tip How to Avoid Making a Bad Hire: Follow This One Easy Tip http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/how-avoid-making-bad-hire-follow-one-easy-tip/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Those involved in hiring know that it can be a tedious slog, to say the least. Not only is the process… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:05:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moissante-is-gaining-in-popularity-as-an-alternative-to-diamond Moissanite Is Gaining in Popularity as an Alternative to Diamond http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/moissanite-gaining-popularity-alternative-diamond/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Diamonds represent 41% of overall retail jewelry sales, but in recent years, moissanite has been gaining in popularity on the diamond,… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:15:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moving-violations-cause-car-insurance-costs-to-quadruple-in-some-states Moving Violations Cause Car Insurance Costs to Quadruple in Some States http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/moving-violations-cause-car-insurance-costs-quadruple-some-states/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The speeding ticket you received in North Carolina is likely to cost more than if you had been caught driving over… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:11:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/tax-time-for-freelancers-is-about-more-than-quarterly-payments Tax Time for Freelancers Is About More Than Quarterly Payments http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/tax-time-freelancers-about-more-quarterly-payments/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) – The premise of this piece started out simply enough: Is it easier for a taxpaying freelancer to pay quarterly or to… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:30:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/student-loan-defaults-started-to-rise-before-the-great-recession-says-new-york-fed Student Loan Defaults Started to Rise Before the Great Recession, Says New York Fed http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/student-loan-defaults-started-rise-the-great-recession-says-new-york-fed/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The conventional wisdom about the Great Recession is that people who left college during that era were going to be pulled… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:30:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/do-the-red-light-cameras-draining-your-wallet-make-roads-less-safe Do the Red Light Cameras Draining Your Wallet Make Roads Less Safe? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/do-the-red-light-cameras-draining-your-wallet-make-roads-less-safe/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The envelope quietly lands in your mailbox, but when you open it, there will be loud curses. That’s because, across America,… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:15:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/if-retirement-health-care-costs-look-scary-try-these-tactics If Retirement Health Care Costs Look Scary, Try These Tactics http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/if-retirement-health-care-costs-look-scary-try-these-tactics/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Planning for retirement is a gamble. You don't know how long you'll live, how well your investments will do or how… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:12:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/pre-workday-morning-raves-pump-up-millennial-workers-for-the-office Pre-Workday Morning Raves Pump Up Millennial Workers for the Office http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/pre-workday-morning-raves-pump-millennial-workers-the-office/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The bass is thumping, and it’s 7 a.m. I’m at a pre-workday party inside Gilded Lily, a hip nightclub in Manhattan’s… Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:17:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-much-should-i-tip-an-essential-guide-to-giving-out-gratuities How Much Should I Tip?: An Essential Guide to Giving Out Gratuities http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-oakland-press/story/how-much-should-i-tip-essential-guide-giving-out-gratuities/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — From hairstylists to manicurists, the rules for tipping the various service people in our lives can sometimes be a bit hazy.… Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:40:00 EST