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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – How to Eliminate Checked Baggage

RISMEDIA, January 8, 2010—(MCT)—Long lines, missing luggage and excess-baggage fees represent today’s travel industry. Whether you are packing for a short excursion or an international vacation, the one bag strategy will help reduce the stress of traveling. This packing plan—which ...


Tips on How to Stay Warm When Temperatures are Frigid

RISMEDIA, January 7, 2010—Bone chilling temperatures have gripped much of the country recently and the American Red Cross urges everyone to be safe and prepare as much as possible. ...


Shoppers Beware: January Is the Month for Bargains

RISMEDIA, January 6, 2010—(MCT)—Got a trunk-load of holiday returns? Take back those ties, cologne and panini makers and make some practical purchases instead. ...


6 Mistakes to Avoid When Converting to a Roth IRA

RISMEDIA, January 5, 2010—(MCT)—As years go, 2010 is on course to be a blockbuster for retirement-account owners. Starting this month, all Americans who own a traditional IRA—not just those who have modified adjusted gross income under $100,000—will be able to ...


Obama Family Voted Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor for 2010

RISMEDIA, January 4, 2010—U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with the Obama family, according to the third annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. "Octomom" Nadya Suleman was named the least desirable neighbor of 2009. The survey asked more than ...


Undeck the Halls: Tips for Packing Away the Holiday Decorations

RISMEDIA, December 31, 2009—(MCT)-Much like returning from a vacation, putting away the holiday decor just isn't as fun as getting it all out. The following pointers from a trio of organizational experts can keep the seasonal clutter ...


Put Your Home on an ‘Energy Diet’

RISMEDIA, December 30, 2009—We've all been there on making well-intentioned New Year's resolutions, among them promising faithfully to go on a diet, exercise and eat healthier. And sometimes, we may even keep those resolutions for a little while before falling ...


2010 Fitness Trends: Efficient, Cheap and Trendy

RISMEDIA, December 29, 2009—(MCT)—Where is fitness going in 2010? Well, people want to sweat, get it done quickly and not spend a lot of money. ...


Resolutions for a Financially-Healthy 2010

RISMEDIA, December 28, 2009—(MCT)—As 2009 winds down and you plan for a more financially-healthy 2010, don't forget this year's key lesson. Free-wheeling, debt-hungry spending is out. Actively managing your personal finances is in. ...


Has the Recession Made the Workplace More Honest?

RISMEDIA, December 24, 2009—(MCT)—Times are bad, and it's a dog-eat-dog world. We're in it for what we can get. Cut a safety corner here. Pad expenses there. Take the kickback because everybody's doing it. Right? Not at all. The recession ...


Loud Commercials a Turn-Off for Majority of TV Viewers

RISMEDIA, December 23, 2009—A vast majority of U.S. television viewers are so annoyed by loud TV commercials that they reduce or mute the volume, or change the channel altogether, according to a recently released national survey. But help is on ...


5 Ways for Parents to Teach Children the True Spirit of the Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2009—The holiday gift-giving season is an appropriate time to involve children in charitable giving and teach them why the old adage, "It is better to give than to receive," is true. Here are five great ways for ...


6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Debt

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2009—This year, Americans spent less and used less credit on "Black Friday," a sign that consumers are moving in the right direction to avoid over-spending at the holidays. ...


Getaways – Las Vegas Tops Poll as Favorite City to Ring in 2010

RISMEDIA, December 18, 2009—Travel Ticker, a travel website, announced the results from its New Year's Eve Poll. The poll reveals the preferences of nearly 5,000 U.S. consumers, showing that more than a third of travelers would like to find themselves on ...


Scientists Works to Develop Christmas Tree That Doesn’t Shed Needles

RISMEDIA, December 19, 2009—(MCT)—After chasing the perfect Christmas tree for three decades, Gary Chastagner could be getting close. ...


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