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Getaways – Seats for Frequent Flier Awards Scarce despite Recession

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2009-(MCT)-If you're cash-strapped and banking on frequent flier miles to make a last-minute summer vacation possible, you may be disappointed. ...


Click Your Way to a New Home

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2009-Play an online game, win a house. It sure may sound too good to be true, but it is indeed a legitimate offer being made by a new website called Play4Property.com. ...


As Workplaces Shrink, Can We Afford to Take Time Off?

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2009-(MCT)-Sunshine glowed on patches of mountain snow. An occasional trout broke the sparkling Maggie Pond. A gentle breeze stirred the fir tree outside our Breckenridge, Colo., window. ...


Consumers Making Changes to Increase Savings

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2009-Consumers are cutting back on expenses and shopping around for the best places to save money, according to survey results released by Ally Bank. The survey showed a significant number (77%) of consumers have sacrificed discretionary purchases, including ...


Job Market Is Sweet for Those Who Tweet

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2009-Now more than ever, it pays to be a regular user of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube as employment odds are increasingly favoring social media addicts. Employers are searching for people who are "addicted" to these sites, because social ...


Disposable-Bag Fees May Change Shopping Experience

RISMEDIA, August 1, 2009-(MCT)-Paper or plastic? Or neither? ...


Getaways: Paddler’s Paradise – South Sound Offers Quiet and Beauty

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2009-(MCT)-During the summer, when every Seattleite and their visiting mother-in-law seems to embrace the great Northwest outdoors, you can often hear the day-trippers in the parking lots and on the trails before you even spot them. ...


Bringing the Outdoors In – Fear and Technology Keep Summer Play Indoors

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2009-(MCT)-Joy Passatta loaded her two children, a 12-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son, onto their bikes on a hot summer morning. They rode a mile to swim class, where the kids burned off more energy in the pool. ...


Distracted Driving the Top Reason Drivers Feel Unsafe on the Road

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2009-Thirty-five percent of drivers said they feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the second-annual 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Overall, the majority of American motorists ...


Top 10 Tips from the World’s Most Frequent Travelers

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2009-Members of Priority Pass, one of the world's largest independent airport lounge programs, recently gave their top travel tips in response to a survey. ...


Stashed Savings Bonds May Yield a Nice Surprise in Tough Economy

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2009-(MCT)-For some people, the U.S. savings bonds they've bought end up forgotten in a drawer, closet or safe-deposit box. But these days, when cash is king, those bonds may yield a nice surprise. Your bond may have matured ...


Making Slots More Challenging Widens Appeal

RISMEDIA, July 25, 2009-(MCT)-Slot machines are popular because they're easy to use-just stick your money in and pull the handle or push a button. But that won't satisfy Gen X and Gen Y gamblers who grew up playing video games, advanced ...


Getaways – Go West for Rodeo Fun

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2009-(MCT)-As summer begins to come to an end, and you haven't gotten your fill of excitement, you may want to head out West, where rodeos offer excitement for the entire family. Here are five places to catch the ...


California and Phoenix Homes Hottest for Homebuyers

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2009-Eight out of 10 of the country's hottest zip codes for home sales are located in California- Bay Area: Oakland (94606 and 94601), Richmond (94805)- Southern California: San Pedro (90731), San Diego (92114), Hermosa Beach (90254), Chula Vista ...


7 Ways to Eat Smart This Summer

RISMEDIA, July 22, 2009-Summer may be the favorite time of year for most people, but it can also cause good nutrition to take an extended vacation. Not only is the season overrun with high-calorie foods and erratic eating opportunities, but ...


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