Michael Koretzky

Michael Koretzky

I’ve covered a Democratic and Republican national convention, a couple of Space Shuttle launches, and music festivals in Istanbul and the Cayman Islands. What did they have in common? At some level, they were all about money. Now I'm a PFE-certified debt management professional who’s cut out the middleman and writes about money for a living. Sometimes that means explaining the difference between DTI and DMP. Other times, it means writing about student loan memes.

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By The Numbers: Parental And Mental

December 2, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Do as I say, not as I do.

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By the Numbers: Dim Bulbs

November 25, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Not so bright about so many things.

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By The Numbers: That’s Depressing

November 18, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: We’re all anxious, alone, and in pain. At least, that’s what the polls say.

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By The Numbers: That’s Sick

November 11, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Getting medical but not getting better.

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By The Numbers: Work Sucks

November 4, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.

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By The Numbers: Good And Bad Love Stats

October 28, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: The Chinese and Trump stats are kinda bleak…

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By The Numbers: Pet Peeves

October 21, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Are pet owners really the owners here?

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By the Numbers: Food For Thought

October 14, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Thank God you aren’t what you eat.

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By The Numbers: Parental & Mental

September 30, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Don’t blame the parents, blame the kids.

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By The Numbers: Lazy Technology

September 23, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Scientists toiled so we can shop without pants.

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By The Numbers: Sickness And Death

September 16, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: I don’t feel so good…

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Stressed Out

September 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

The big complaints: driving, shopping, and working. So basically, almost everything.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: U.S. of What?

September 2, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week we look at what Americans don’t, what they’re proud of, and what they give up on.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Wrecked Tech

August 26, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. Yeah, right.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Phone Phobias

August 19, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Our phones are killing us, and we’re killing them.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Travel Hell

August 12, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Welcome to the last gasp of summer vacation. Now shut up and get in line.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Food For Thought

August 5, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Which is more disgusting, eating bugs or double dipping?

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Work Sucks

July 29, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

It’s expensive, inefficient, political, and ridiculous.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Millions And Billions

July 22, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Here are some surprisingly big figures.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Dubious Love

July 15, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Stats on latinas, transgender engagement rings, and sex toys.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: More Millennial Madness

July 8, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

They’re creepy AND lazy.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

July 1, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

They’re weirder than you even thought.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Work Is Killing Us

June 24, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Who has time for time off? We’re too busy being distracted.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Summertime Stats

June 17, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Silly reasons for the season.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: Working Conditions

June 10, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

From skin to theft to insurance…

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By The Numbers: More And Less Than You Might Think

June 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Find out which way surprises you the most.

Driving in China sucks and more in this week's By the Numbers.

By the Numbers: Animal Attractions

May 20, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Pets who fly and die.

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Valentine’s Day Is For Suckers

February 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Hate Valentine’s Day as much as I do? Here’s how to turn that hatred into $100.

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How To Mend A Broke Heart

February 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Not a broken heart. A flat-out broke heart.

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BOO! What Are Your Financial Fears This Halloween?

October 26, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Here’s how to trick your debt and treat your savings.

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5 Debt Lessons From World Dictators

July 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Rule over your credit card debt with an iron fist, without making the same mistakes these dictators did.

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Money Is Why Your Marriage Will Fail

July 1, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Three new studies, all released on the same day, explain why.

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How To Hack Debt.com’s Scholarship

June 23, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Ngaio Warrington is the second Debt.com scholarship winner because she manipulated the rules — and we loved it.

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Meet The Debt.com Scholarship Winner — And Learn How You Can Be Next

May 4, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Applicants included single moms, cancer survivors, and a Miss America runner-up. So we’re doing it again.

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How Long Will $1 Million Last You?

April 7, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Becoming a millionaire will no longer make you wealthy.

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Working The Numbers: Adding Up Your Job

March 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

The lesson from recent studies: If you don’t take some vacation, you’ll get sick and die.

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By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

March 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: No question is too big, small, or weird for a millennial opinion poll.

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By The Numbers: Auto-Erotic Fascination

February 27, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Quantifying how much we care about cars.

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By The Numbers: Flesh And Bone

February 20, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: Figures about your figure.

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Infographic: The Danger of Decades

February 18, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

If your age ends in a 9 — 19, 29, 39 and so on — be careful. You could die this year. Or run faster.

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By The Numbers: Weird Recovery Stats

February 13, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: The economy is roaring back, if you believe these interesting indicators.

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The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash

February 10, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

5 marital problems you’ll never face by keeping your money a mystery.

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By The Numbers: Another Day at the Office

February 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: You’re rude, sick, tired, and don’t get enough time off.

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By The Numbers: Real Big Figures

January 30, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: millions and billions.

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By The Numbers: Really Silly Surveys

January 23, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: We’re all a little stupider for learning this stuff.

Could you do a better job than your boss?

By The Numbers: Working Theories

January 16, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: What we think of our bosses, our coworkers, and everyone else’s lawyers.

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11 Habits Of The Most Frugal People I Know

January 12, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

They brush their dog’s teeth, spend 10 cents on breakfast, and buy used mattresses on Craigslist.

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By The Numbers: Why Women Are Better

January 9, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

New studies scientifically prove men are stupid.

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By The Numbers: Idiots

January 2, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: People who cause their own problems.

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By The Numbers: Ewww…

December 26, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

This week: That’s gross.