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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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.

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.

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By The Numbers: No Restraint In The Bedroom

May 12, 2017

This week: Divorce, handcuffs, and old people getting it on.

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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.

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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 last 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.

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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.

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By The Numbers: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

February 10, 2017

This week: Americans aren’t nearly as sex-obsessed as the world thinks we are.

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.

Are “Concerns” About an Auto Bubble Real?

January 30, 2017

I hope the credit bureaus are right, and I’m wrong.

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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.

By The Numbers: Mind-Blowingly Big Figures

January 20, 2017

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

Obama created Trump

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

January 18, 2017

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

donate to charity statistics

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.

By The Numbers: Holiday Hangover

December 30, 2016

This week: Whew, glad that’s over.

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.

statistics about how dumb people are

By the Numbers: Dim Bulbs

November 25, 2016

This week: Not so bright about so many things.

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.

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.

By The Numbers: Good And Bad Love Stats

October 28, 2016

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

By The Numbers: Pet Peeves

October 21, 2016

This week: Are pet owners really the owners here?

By the Numbers: Food For Thought

October 14, 2016

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

By The Numbers: Parental & Mental

September 30, 2016

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

By The Numbers: Lazy Technology

September 23, 2016

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

By The Numbers: Sickness And Death

September 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They’re creepy AND lazy.

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

By The Numbers: Millennial Weirdness

July 1, 2016

They’re weirder than you even thought.