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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Americans Plan to Continue Eat-at-Home and Frugal Shopping Habits Post Recession

RISMEDIA, May 19, 2010—While the recession forced millions of Americans into the kitchen and to develop an eat-at-home mindset, a new survey released by ConAgra Foods, one of North America's leading food makers, shows that despite the ease on economic ...


Secrets to Keeping Your Credit Score High

RISMEDIA, May 18, 2010—(MCT)—A happy consequence of this Great Recession is that Americans are widely expected to be better consumers. That means we'll only take on loans that we can afford, pay off credit-card debt at the end of each ...


Great Train Journeys: Riding the Rails around the World

RISMEDIA, May 17, 2010—(MCT)—I've crossed the Atlantic on an ocean liner, but missed the era when your choice of line went beyond "Cunard." I can count the number of long-haul flights I've actually enjoyed on one hand - with two ...


Around the Home: Do Your Part: Eat Local Produce

RISMEDIA, May 15, 2010—(MCT)—Nothing beats the taste of a tomato right off the vine or a ripe peach just picked from the tree. Fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables always taste better and it's been proven that they're usually better for you. ...


Getaways: Family Vacation Critic’s 10 Best Resorts for Teens

RISMEDIA, May 14, 2010—The secret to keeping teens happy while on a family vacation is to give them the freedom to choose their own fun. But, where on earth can you find truly teen-friendly activities? The family travel editors at ...


The Art (and Business) of Finding More Time: 10 Ways to Organize Your Time and Resources for Maximum ROI

RISMEDIA, May 13, 2010—Time is money. We've all heard it before, but these days, it bears repeating. Yes, it's always been important for workers to make sure that they're doing the right things and staying on task. But in shaky ...


Consumer Reports Survey: 52 Percent of Social Network Users Post Risky Information

RISMEDIA, May 12, 2010—The number of online U.S. households using social networks such as Facebook and MySpace has nearly doubled in the past year expanding online opportunities for criminals. ...


Reusable Bags Take over the Shopping Landscape

RISMEDIA, May 11, 2010—The single-use plastic bag could be an endangered shopping species. ...


Abide by Financial Rules of Thumb to Prosper

RISMEDIA, May 10, 2010—(MCT)—Money rules of thumb can be inaccurate because people's financial lives differ so much. But they can help us make difficult decisions or give us benchmarks. Here are a few: ...


Around the Home – 10 Steps to an Earth-Friendly Yard

RISMEDIA, May 8, 2010—(MCT)—Want to make the planet a little greener? Look no farther than your own backyard—or, for that matter, your own front yard. ...


Getaways: Growth Spurt in Family Travel

RISMEDIA, May 7, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most popular and largest travel communities, announced the results of its annual family travel survey. Ninety-two percent of travelers with children plan to take at least one family vacation this year, up ...


Pet Travel a Growing Trend

RISMEDIA, May 6, 2010—PetRelocation.com, one of the international pet travel and transportation industry's leading service providers announced the results of its first annual Summer Pet Travel Survey of more than 6,000 pet owners worldwide, showing that most pet owners travel ...


America’s Top Places to Live for 2010

RISMEDIA, May 5, 2010—The three most important things to remember when moving and buying a new home are: location, location, location. As potential home buyers start looking for new homes, RelocateAmerica.com, a leading website in providing relocating consumers access ...


Los Angeles Is Still Nation’s Smoggiest City

RISMEDIA, May 4, 2010—(MCT)—Metropolitan Los Angeles, extending to Riverside and Long Beach, remains the smoggiest city in the United States, with an average of more than 140 days a year of dangerous ozone levels, the American Lung Association reported recently ...


8 Things You Must Include in a Financial Plan

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2010—Just like a comprehensive will or family trust, people need to give serious attention to in-depth financial planning. Financial planning addresses everything that has to do with money. With your adviser's help, you'll leave no financial stone ...


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