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.

Avoid These Amusing – and Awful – Resume Mistakes
Avoid These Amusing – and Awful – Resume Mistakes

on August 26, 2011

Would you put a poem on your resume? Would you list your dog as a reference? Those may be ridiculous questions, but they actually happened.

Extended Warranties: Don’t Let the Exceptions Rule
Extended Warranties: Don’t Let the Exceptions Rule

on August 17, 2011

Depending on who you talk to, extended warranties are a great way to protect big investments – or a great way for businesses to pad their profits. Here’s the best advice on a range of products.

5 Top-Rated Used Vehicles for College Students
5 Top-Rated Used Vehicles for College Students

on August 12, 2011

It makes no sense, and it costs too much money, to buy your college-bound kid a new car. A used vehicle is not only cheaper, it could be smarter.

10 Most Stolen Cars: The Latest List – With a Few Surprises
10 Most Stolen Cars: The Latest List – With a Few Surprises

on August 4, 2011

If you don’t think American-made cars are well-built or worth having, then you need to start hanging out with a car thief or two.

What NOT to Do to Get a Promotion
What NOT to Do to Get a Promotion

on July 18, 2011

If you already work hard and smart, the secret to getting that promotion from your boss or acceptance from your coworkers might be as simple as looking better.

6 Tips to Renting the Right Limousine
6 Tips to Renting the Right Limousine

on July 15, 2011

A limo ride is a luxury everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Here’s how to stretch your dollar in a stretch limousine.

Serious Savings for Serious Illnesses
Serious Savings for Serious Illnesses

on July 14, 2011

When you or a loved one are sick, you’re probably not thinking about saving money. But even if it’s a serious condition, you can save without sacrificing care.

12 Ways Americans Say They’re Saving This Summer
12 Ways Americans Say They’re Saving This Summer

on July 11, 2011

A new Harris poll reveals how Americans have found proven money-saving techniques during the recession. Are you doing any of these? Or all of them?

5 Tips for Finding the Right Credit Card
5 Tips for Finding the Right Credit Card

on July 8, 2011

From the CARD Act to the ever-changing policies of major issuers, it’s hard to keep up with the latest developments in credit cards. Here’s an easy way to figure it all out – and make out financially.

6 Myths about Renter’s Insurance – and How to Save
6 Myths about Renter’s Insurance – and How to Save

on July 4, 2011

You might rent an apartment, but chances are you own the expensive stuff inside the apartment. Who will replace it all if something happens? Hint: Not your landlord.

5 Christmas Presents to Buy This Summer
5 Christmas Presents to Buy This Summer

on July 1, 2011

If you have the time and the space (to store the stuff), you can buy some amazing Christmas presents in the summer, and save an amazing amount of money.

Woman drinking coffee and petting her dog
The 10 Most Expensive Pet Health Problems

on June 30, 2011

First, the bad news: There are 10 pet accidents and illnesses that can cost you up to $2,000 to fix. But the good news is the treatments usually work.

How to Save Your Money While Saving Your Skin
How to Save Your Money While Saving Your Skin

on June 29, 2011

This month, the federal government announced new rules for sunscreen. What they failed to announce, however, was how to save some money while you save your skin.

Apple Peels Back-to-School Discount
Apple Peels Back-to-School Discount

on June 28, 2011

In the past, Apple offered college students a free iPod Touch when they bought a computer. Not this year – but you have other options.

4 Sites to Check Before Buying a New Car
4 Sites to Check Before Buying a New Car

on June 27, 2011

Last week, J.D. Power and Associates released its annual “Initial Quality Study,” and the hype is continuing right through this week. But there’s some news the carmakers don’t want you to know – like overall quality is declining.

In Despair About the Economy? Read This!
In Despair About the Economy? Read This!

on June 24, 2011

Times are tough these days, but apparently, they were in the old days, too. We just don’t remember. Here’s a quick look at sound bites from long ago that could have been uttered on last night’s news.

Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web
Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web

on June 24, 2011

In today’s news: Oil prices will plunge further with strategic release, fixed mortgages stay fixed, Google may be in oodles of trouble, Toyota trumps Ford, and the IRS has a heart.

Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web
Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web

on June 23, 2011

In today’s news: The economy isn’t looking so hot, homes are selling for cash, Apple will update the iPhone, GM recalls crossovers, troop withdrawals won’t save all that much, and two office supply stores might merge.

Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web
Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web

on June 22, 2011

In today’s news: Home sales drop, FCC takes aim at “cramming,” the Fed is likely to keep stimulating the economy, the lack of NFL football is hurting more than players and owners, and Verizon will start charging more for data.

Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web
Money in a Minute: Headlines From Around the Web

on June 21, 2011

In today’s news: Stocks rebound in a big way, Wal-Mart gets a big break, eco-minded states suffer a big disappointment, the world’s fastest computer has a big lead over all the others, and foreign investment is up big.

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