Michael Koretzky

Michael Koretzky

Journalism is a profession of highs and lows. I've covered the 1988 Democratic and Republican national conventions, two space shuttle launches and one landing, and a jazz festival in Istanbul. Then again, shock rocker Marilyn Manson threatened to kill me, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell called me an idiot, and Larry King told me my fly was down.

What to Watch For When Your Bank Merges

If you haven’t had your bank merge with another in your lifetime – well, you haven’t lived all that long. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: working with samples, saving as a wedding guest, retirement changes are coming, how to save too much for retirement, and preparing for your own layoff.