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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Does Your Pet Have Post-Summer Separation Anxiety?

RISMEDIA, August 27, 2009-Back-to-school time creates a dramatic shift in family schedules, which can have a devastating impact on family pets that have spent more time with their owners over the summer vacation season. ...


Follow These Tips and Be on Your Way to Smarter Spending

RISMEDIA, August 26, 2009-(MCT)-For many consumers, it's not lack of knowledge keeping them from spending smarter, but lack of experience. That's why a little time invested now could pay dividends for years. ...


Perk up Your Home in a Weekend

RISMEDIA, August 25, 2009-(MCT)-As summer draws to a close, home owners have home improvement on the mind. If you have been avoiding your around the home to-do list for fear that home improvement projects will take up too much time (that ...


Get Your Kids into Sleep Shape for Back-to-School

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2009-(MCT)-It's that time again, kids. Time to give up the late-night movies and quit sleeping until noon. Time to roll out of bed at dawn and get to the bus stop on time. ...


Let’s Make a Deal – Why You Should Ask for Lower Rent

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2009-(MCT)-It isn't easy to build up the nerve to ask your landlord for a reduction in rent. But these days having the gumption to renegotiate a lease is paying off as landlords struggle to find and keep tenants ...


Getaways – Thrill Rides for All Ages, Sizes

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2009-(MCT)-Why not add thrills to your summer? Pete Trabucco, author of "America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks" offers insight on family-friendly options for riding the rails. ...


Beware of 8 Spots Where Germs Lurk in Your Home

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2009-(MCT)-Wash your hands. That's a common mantra-and a worthy one-as the H1N1 flu continues to spread around the globe. ...


The Smart Way to Send Yourself Packing

RISMEDIA, August 19, 2009-(MCT)-You know you shouldn't do it. You tell yourself it will never happen again. You've learned your lesson. Next time will be different. ...


Sticking to a Budget Gives You More Freedom, Not Less

RISMEDIA, August 18, 2009-(MCT)-One word seems to turn off consumers like no other-no matter how strapped they are: "budget." ...


Real Estate Celeb Scene: Irked by ‘Millionaire’ Claim, Trump Fights On

RISMEDIA, August 17, 2009-(MCT)-Donald Trump is taking another swing at the New York Times writer he claims foiled several large real estate deals by deliberately underestimating Trump's worth in a book. ...


Latest Government Report Shows More Than 50 Pesticides on the Fruit. How Can You Avoid The Risks?

RISMEDIA, August 14, 2009-(MCT)-As we munch into the fragrant core of peach season, shoppers face an array of choices for the same fuzzy fruit but little guidance on which type to pick. Expensive organic? Pricey farmers market? Cheap peaches from the ...


Video Conferencing Allows Companies to Cut Travel Plans

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2009-(MCT)-Just a few years ago, Advanced Micro Devices executive Linda Starr racked up a million air miles a year in business travel. Now she logs a mere 100,000 miles per year, thanks to sophisticated video conferencing technology. ...


White House to Beach House

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2009- (MCT)-By modern standards, the white- and green-trimmed cottage that overlooks the famed Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard looks anything but presidential. ...


High School Reunions Fertile Ground for Informal Job Networking

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2009-(MCT)-Between the reminiscing, dancing and drinking that took place at last month's Allen Park High School Class of 1979 reunion in Allen Park, MI, Janet Jablonski and Todd Gilliam also did some networking. ...


Are You Committing Career Suicide on Facebook?

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2009-‘Like Mick Jagger, you are self-centered and people either love you or hate you.' ...


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