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Troy Segal

  • Homeownership
  • Mortgages and loans
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Real estate
  • Personal finance
  • Saving and investing
  • B.A., History and Literature, Harvard University
  • M.A., Costume Studies, New York University

Troy Segal is Senior Editor, Homeownership for Bankrate. She handles topics relating to the physical and financial health of homes, from upkeep and maintenance to building equity and enhancing value.

Troy first became interested in finance at her mother’s knee — as her mother researched Treasury bond interest rates in the newspaper’s business section. She grew up to become a staff editor at Business Week for several years, where she developed the magazine’s “Personal Business” section, covering money and wealth management topics from the individual’s point of view. Later, as Social Issues editor, she handled cover stories on education, health care and workplace diversity.

She has also written and edited articles about investments, real estate, banking, and other money subjects for Investopedia, Business Insider, Worth, and Entrepreneur. On the lighter lifestyle side, Troy's experience and interests include dining and theater (for Zagat Survey), fashion and design (for Women's Wear Daily), and travel (for Where New York).

Whether it’s finances or food, what fascinates her is the ways in which money and life intersect.

Troy is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an M.A. from New York University.

Your home is often the single most valuable asset you own. So, it’s important to know how to take care of it, maintaining — and even increasing — its worth.

— Troy Segal

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