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.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Billions And Billions

November 10, 2017

This week: You won’t believe how big these numbers are, especially the one about gym memberships.

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By the Numbers: All About Cows

November 3, 2017

This week: Cattle, milk, cottage cheese, and ice cream.

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By the Numbers: Weird Comparisons

October 27, 2017

What we would give up to acquire other things.

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By the Numbers: That’s So Sad

October 20, 2017

Big and small numbers that make you go, “Oh no…”

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen

Yellen Isn’t Quiet on the Economy

October 19, 2017

The Fed Chair’s latest speech signals good times – and maybe higher interest rates.

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By the Numbers: Bad News at Work

October 13, 2017

At least it’s not getting fired. But: ugh.

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Trillions And Billions And Millions

October 6, 2017

This week: Old people, pet treats, and spa visits.

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By the Numbers: What A Mess!

September 22, 2017

This week: We hate to clean up after ourselves — and especially others

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Smoking And Drinking

September 15, 2017

This week: How much money fun costs.

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Are Women Smarter Than Men?

September 8, 2017

This week: If you answer “no,” you’re probably a dude.

Illustration of three Americans who made financial mistakes because of spending habits and budgeting

What’s Your Dumbest Debt Mistake?

August 4, 2017

Our favorite answer: Marrying the wrong person.

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By the Numbers: Dogs And Cats Living Together

July 28, 2017

This week: All about pets.

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4 Reasons Why Work Stinks

July 21, 2017

This week: If it wasn’t for the paycheck, would we do this at all?

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By the Numbers: Wrecked Tech

July 7, 2017

This week: If we’re killed while looking at our phones, when will we figure it out?

An angry woman shakes her fists at the sky (illustrated)

This Week’s Grim Debt Facts: Mostly Broke, Sometimes Stupid

June 29, 2017

If another recession is looming, this is your warning.

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By the Numbers: Compare and Contrast

June 23, 2017

This week: These numbers are funnier when compared to other numbers.

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By The Numbers: That’s Just Sick!

June 9, 2017

This week: We can’t get over these under-the-weather stats.

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By the Numbers: Weird Food Facts

June 2, 2017

This week: What blondes, moms, and gymnasts prefer to eat.

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In The Air And On The Road

May 26, 2017

This week: Angry, paranoid, and tired.

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By the Numbers: 5 Fun Phone Facts

May 19, 2017

Your phone is probably smarter than you are.

A giant rump imposingly looks at members of Congress (illustrated)

Trump Is Good For America Now – And Even Better Later

May 18, 2017

I didn’t vote for him, but I also don’t complain about him.

By the Numbers identity theft

By the Numbers: When Hackers Attack

May 5, 2017

This week: Are computers hackers really smart? Or are we really stupid?

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Weird Facts About Americans And Food

April 28, 2017

This week: What we eat, how we eat it, and what we feel guilty about.

By the Numbers: Statistics about People Being Weird

By The Numbers: Mischievous People

April 21, 2017

This week: Can humanity be saved?

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By The Numbers: Driving Everyone Crazy

April 14, 2017

This week: Drinking and dying.

By the Numbers identity theft

By The Numbers: On The Job

April 7, 2017

This week: Living to work, or working to live?

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By The Numbers: Love and Hate at Work

March 31, 2017

This week: Do you love your job? Do you love someone at your job? Do you want a new job?

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By The Numbers: Big Scary Digits

March 24, 2017

This week: These zeroes ain’t heroes.

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By The Numbers: Tech Sucks

March 17, 2017

This week: Science marches forward, but sometimes it stomps on our heads.

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By The Numbers: Wow, You’re All Idiots

March 10, 2017

This week: Forget evolution, we’re getting dumber. Check out the third stat for confirmation.

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By The Numbers: The Fairer Sex Or The Better Sex?

March 3, 2017

This week: International Women’s Day is Wednesday. Here’s how we celebrate.

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By The Numbers: The Cost Of Living

February 24, 2017

This week: There’s no place like home, which might be too bad.

legalizing marijuana

By The Numbers: Really Not Good For You

February 17, 2017

This week: Legal or not (and some aren’t), you’re better off not being one of these statistics.

Super Bowl statistics

By the Numbers: Big Numbers for the Big Game

February 3, 2017

This week: It’s the Super Bowl of eating and spending.

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By The Numbers: America-Only Problems

January 27, 2017

This week: Talk about First World problems. These are even less important.

Debt.com By the Numbers Infographic: Mind-blowingly big figures, like $119 billion lost annually to gambling

By The Numbers: Mind-Blowingly Big Figures

January 20, 2017

This week: You can’t wrap your head around these numbing numbers.

Barack Obama puts Donald Trump through a meat grinder (illustrated)

President Obama Created President Trump. But Not Like Liberals Think.

January 18, 2017

Here’s a theory with something for everyone — to hate.

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By The Numbers: That’s Ironic

January 13, 2017

This week: It doesn’t make sense, but it’s both funny and sad. Mostly sad, though.

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By The Numbers: Holiday Horrors

January 6, 2017

This week: the holidays are over, thank God.

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By The Numbers: Holiday Hangover

December 30, 2016

This week: Whew, glad that’s over.

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By The Numbers: Kids Today

December 23, 2016

This week: Children shouldn’t be seen OR heard.

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By The Numbers: Holi-Daze

December 16, 2016

This week: A look back at Thanksgiving, a look ahead to Christmas.

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By The Numbers: Duuude!

December 9, 2016

Like, wow, man.

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By The Numbers: Parental And Mental

December 2, 2016

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

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By the Numbers: Dim Bulbs

November 25, 2016

This week: Not so bright about so many things.

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By The Numbers: That’s Depressing

November 18, 2016

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

This week: Getting medical but not getting better.

By the numbers statistics about how work sucks

By The Numbers: Work Sucks

November 4, 2016

We can’t leave, we can’t stay awake.

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By The Numbers: Good And Bad Love Stats

October 28, 2016

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

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By The Numbers: Pet Peeves

October 21, 2016

This week: Are pet owners really the owners here?