Holiday cheer is often followed by financial fear. So bah, humbug.
Michael Koretzky has been editor of Debt.com since 2013 and an AFC® Accredited Financial Counselor since 2015. Before that, he was editor at Money Talks News, one of the nation’s largest independent personal finance websites.
Before that, he was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and publisher. He’s been a freelancer for The New York Times, copyeditor for the National Enquirer, and managing editor for the world’s largest jazz magazine. He started and sold a news weekly to the Tribune Company and was a newspaper reporter at the Athens Banner Herald, Florida Times-Union, and South Florida Sun Sentinel.
In his free time, Koretzky does…more journalism. He served for a decade on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s largest and oldest journalism organization, and he’s currently president of the Florida chapter. He served on the Steering Committee for the Student Press Law Center and is still serving on the Advisory Committee of Associated Collegiate Press, the nation’s largest college media organization.
“In my itinerant career, I’ve covered a Democratic and Republican national convention, a couple of Space Shuttle launches, and music festivals in Istanbul and the Cayman Islands,” Koretzky says. He notes they all had one thing in common: “At some level, they were all about money. So I decided to cut out the middleman and just write about money for a living.”
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