Author: Michael Koretzky
How to Shoot Photos Like a Pro With Your Smartphone
Michael Koretzky on August 14, 2020
Your phone’s camera can take great pictures when you pair it with these tips and tools.
Stop Overpaying for These 13 Things
Michael Koretzky on July 14, 2019
Avoid these foolish purchases and keep your wallet fat.
The Best Way to Buy a New Car (and Avoid Car Salesmen)
Michael Koretzky on August 9, 2017
It is possible to save money (and agitation) on a new ride without ever speaking to a car dealer yourself. Here’s how it works.
3 Shortcuts to Preparing for a Natural Disaster
Michael Koretzky on September 25, 2013
Let’s be honest: You’re probably not prepared for a natural disaster, and you might even feel a bit of guilt about that. But you should at least take a few minutes to perform these simple tasks.
10 Tips for Getting the Best Price for Your Used Car
Michael Koretzky on September 4, 2013
What happens when you combine a little money with some elbow grease? A car that sells fast and puts more money in your pocket — maybe a lot more.
Should You Use a Car-Buying Service?
Michael Koretzky on August 16, 2013
Car-buying services will find and negotiate the purchase of your next new car, sometimes free of charge. They’ll definitely save you time and might save you money too.
5 DIY Home Repair Mistakes That Are Easy to Avoid
Michael Koretzky on August 12, 2013
Do-it-yourself home repair can save you big, but if you rush and cut corners, it can cost you even more to fix the damage. Here’s how to DIY intelligently.
6 Ways to Save on Tires — and 2 Ways Not To
Michael Koretzky on August 7, 2013
Don’t burn money and rubber. Save tread and bread by shopping smart for your next set of tires. But be careful – some money-saving ideas are dangerous.
10 Tech Tips for Job Hunting
Michael Koretzky on July 10, 2013
Even if you’re not looking for a job in high tech, you need to embrace technology for your job search. Here are the best – and easiest – ways to do that.
Forced Arbitration: When Your Rights Get the Runaround
Michael Koretzky on July 8, 2013
A growing trend in contracts for cellphones, bank accounts, credit cards and lots of other services is costing consumers their rights. It’s called ‘forced arbitration.’ Here’s what it is and what you can do about it.
Women Face Huge Increases in Long-Term Care Insurance Costs
Michael Koretzky on July 3, 2013
Long-term care insurance is becoming much more expensive for women than it is for men in many states. Here’s how you can reduce the cost.
Managing Money for a Parent Who Has Dementia
Michael Koretzky on June 28, 2013
The time to act is before a parent becomes unable to handle personal finances. Here are steps you can take.
The Best Sunscreen for Your Money
Michael Koretzky on June 24, 2013
Summer’s here, and so is the increased risk of skin cancer. Here’s information you need to know about the best and cheapest sunscreen.
Your Biggest Money Worries – and How to Eliminate Them
Michael Koretzky on April 8, 2013
A new survey asks Americans what they fear most financially; the results might surprise you.
The Woman With the Award-Winning Debt
Michael Koretzky on October 16, 2012
A Kansas woman was recently honored for paying off $120,000 in credit card debt in five years. Here’s how she did it.
Why Would Anyone BUY Lottery Numbers?
Michael Koretzky on August 20, 2012
Would you buy a book on how to win the lottery? Would you buy just the numbers? Sadly, some gullible people are doing just that.
Sears Announces Super Back-To-School Saturday
Michael Koretzky on August 6, 2012
This Saturday, Sears is holding a one-day back-to-school sale – and donating thousands to fight school bullying.
10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Less Than $10
Michael Koretzky on May 11, 2012
Whether you’ve been busy or broke, it’s not too late to give your mom something special. Here’s how to make mom happy by using your imagination instead of your money.
Windows 8 Won’t Play DVDs – Unless You Pay More
Michael Koretzky on May 8, 2012
If you own a PC desktop or laptop and want to upgrade to Windows 8, be warned: The Media Player software that comes standard won’t play DVDs.
What’s the Best Seat on an Airplane?
Michael Koretzky on April 30, 2012
If you’re not paying extra for first class or business class, what’s the best seat to reserve on a commercial jetliner?
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