Troy Record : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record en http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/education-planning/7-money-mistakes-avoid-college 7 Money Mistakes to Avoid in College http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/7-money-mistakes-avoid-college/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For many Americans, starting college means taking on a host of new freedoms and responsibilities. Besides handling a rigorous course load,… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:25:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/real-estate/home-price-growth-softens-sp-case-shiller-reveals Home Price Growth Softens, S&P Case-Shiller Reveals http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/home-price-growth-softens-sp-case-shiller-reveals/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Home price gains dropped again, signaling a return to normalcy in the real estate market. Read More: Housing Market Forecasts -… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:38:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/money/investing/gold-how-triple-risk-worlds-most-volatile-investment Gold: How to Triple the Risk of the World's Most Volatile Investment http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/gold-how-triple-the-risk-the-worlds-most-volatile-investment/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Gold is arguably the most volatile investment of all the widely-held financial instruments on the planet. Its recent tame nature –… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:13:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/education-planning/sallie-mae-re-branding-rose-any-other-name-still-has-thorn Sallie Mae Re-Branding: This Rose By Any Other Name Still Has Thorns http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/sallie-mae-re-branding-rose-any-other-name-still-has-thorns/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The spin-off of Sallie Mae's student loan servicing arm from its consumer banking business seemed designed to suggest that nothing drastic… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:38:00 EDT http://www.thestreet.com/story/12854244/1/the-10-strangest-baby-names-of-all-time.html The 10 Most Bizarre Baby Names Of All Time http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/the-10-most-bizarre-baby-names-all-time/1 NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Choosing the right baby name is an important decision that parents spend nine long months agonizing over. Trying to determine a… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:17:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/real-estate/how-just-choosing-home-state-can-make-you-poorer How Just Choosing a Home State Can Make You Poorer http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/how-just-choosing-home-state-can-make-you-poorer/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The real-world value of $100 has receded over the years, thanks to the steady drip of inflation eating away at the… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 EDT urn:article:12854709 Why Your $100 May Be Worth Much Less Than $100 http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/why-your-100-may-be-worth-much-less-than-100/12854709 NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The real-world value of $100 has receded over the years, thanks to the steady drip of inflation eating away at the… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/americans-believe-local-job-market-its-best-2008 Americans Believe the Local Job Market Is Its Best since 2008 http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/americans-believe-the-local-job-market-its-best-2008/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For politicians, employment is a national issue. But for Americans, it's all about local jobs. Whether it's a boom in Naples,… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:27:00 EDT urn:article:12854708 Why This Is a Good Time to Buy or Sell a Home http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/why-this-is-a-good-time-to-buy-or-sell-a-home/12854708 NEW YORK (TheStreet) — In another sign the housing market is returning to normal, "distressed" sales have dropped to the lowest level since December 2007.… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:00:00 EDT http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moneyinvesting/education-planning/law-school-scam Is Law School a Scam? http://business-news.thestreet.com/troy-record/story/law-school-scam/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Loud voices are getting raised that law school - once the fast track to a guaranteed upper middle-class lifestyle - today… Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:47:00 EDT