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: 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.

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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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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.

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By The Numbers: Mind-Blowingly Big Figures

January 20, 2017

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

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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.

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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?

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By the Numbers: Food For Thought

October 14, 2016

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

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By The Numbers: Parental & Mental

September 30, 2016

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

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By The Numbers: Lazy Technology

September 23, 2016

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

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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 Madness

July 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

This week: Pets who fly and die.

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Valentine’s Day Is For Suckers

February 9, 2016

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

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

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BOO! What Are Your Financial Fears This Halloween?

October 26, 2015

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

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5 Debt Lessons From World Dictators

July 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

Becoming a millionaire will no longer make you wealthy.

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Working The Numbers: Adding Up Your Job

March 12, 2015

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

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