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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Pocket Savings, Not Plastic, of Loyalty Cards

RISMEDIA, June 27, 2009-(MCT)-Ever feel loyalty-card overload? It's not only groceries and drugstores that ask you to tote a loyalty card for sale prices and goodies. The free bar-coded cards are offered by retailers selling electronics, books, office supplies, sporting ...


Getaways – San Diego Quick Trips

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-(MCT)-The mantra is money is tight, so is time. Even with the siren call of summer, many vacationers this year are looking to keep things a little shorter, a little less expensive. ...


Tips for a Safer Summer Outdoors

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2009-(MCT)-Summertime - time to relax, kick back and take it easy? Yes, but it's also the busiest season for the emergency room, doctors say. So be prepared. ...


Guerrilla Gardening – Renters, Eco-activists Make the Most of Pocket Spaces, Yield Big Results

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2009-(MCT)-When Kelda Miller finishes work, she rides around Puyallup, Wash., tending vegetable beds at offices, a church, some apartment blocks. In season, she'll pick fruit or greens, then head to her Sumner, Wash., home to a garden filled ...


Will Consumers Come Out of Hiding for 4th of July?

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2009-Even in the midst of an economic downturn, Americans plan to show their patriotism on July 4.  According to the National Retail Federation's 2009 Independence Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, more people will celebrate ...


It’s Time to Talk about Retirement

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2009-(MCT)-Maybe they can agree that their savings have been mauled by the worst financial crisis in decades, but many married couples agree on little else when it comes to planning for retirement, according to a survey released last ...


Getaways – You’ll Have a G’day at the Kangaroo Conservation Center in…Georgia?

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2009-(MCT)-The North Georgia Mountains are well-known for a number of things, especially their incredible beauty with walls of splashily vibrant rhododendron, towering forests, and innumerable rushing waterfalls. The first gold rush in America was here in 1828 in ...


Who’s America’s Favorite TV Dad?

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2009-Whether it was always having time for a game of catch or being able to solve big problems in just 30 minutes, dads from television shows may have triggered occasional thoughts of, "wow, why isn't my dad like ...


Web Collects More Information Than You Know

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2009-(MCT)-Web users are tracked far more widely than they know, University of California at Berkeley researchers revealed this week. Companies often provide information about people who visit their websites to others, despite assertions to the contrary, the study ...


3 Ways to Shop Smarter for Deals at the Market

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2009-(MCT)-Do you think there's a hidden catch to every good deal at the supermarket? You may be right. ...


Smart Money Tips for This Year’s Summer Vacations

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2009-While recent polls show fewer Americans plan to vacation this summer, those who do are more likely to come back relaxed and rejuvenated if they make simple financial preparations in advance, says the American Financial Services Association Education ...


Can Your Business Survive a Hurricane? Key Tips for the Season

RISMEDIA, June 12, 2009-It's hurricane season, and you might have all the essentials to protect your business if a storm is coming - plywood, tarps, portable generators. But do you have the tools to protect your company's reputation? ...


Why It’s Good to Be a Dreamer – Solutions Often Come during Sleep, Study Finds

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2009-(MCT)-A California dream researcher has proven something that wouldn't surprise Mozart or Keith Richards. It's that dreaming is a great way to solve creative problems. ...


Orlando Homeowner Includes Rolls Royce in Sale

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2009-(MCT)-Jim Benson is kicking in more than the appliances to help sell his historic home in downtown Orlando. He is also giving away his vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. ...


National Survey Reveals Renters Are Living for Their Pets

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2009-Renters love pets and are doing their part to find a place to live that accommodates both them and their four-legged cohabitators. According to an Apartments.com survey of more than 1,000 renters around the country, nearly 90% of renters ...


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