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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


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 ...


Slightly More Americans Saying They Will Eat Out and Spend on Entertainment

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-While majorities are still inclined to decrease spending on eating out and entertainment, the numbers are better than they had been two months ago. In March, three-quarters of Americans said they were decreasing spending on eating out (74%) ...


Weigh Pick of Major, Job Outlook, Debt Load

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-(MCT)-Question: My daughter is going to college next fall, and I worry about how we are going to pay for it. We didn't get any financial aid because we have good jobs. But I'm in a profession ...


Getaways – Fuel-saving Tips for That Summer Road Trip

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-(MCT)-This time last year, futurists were writing obituaries for an American institution: the summer road trip. It seemed like there was no end to daily increases in fuel prices, which were then hovering at $4 per gallon. ...


Teens Can Still Find Work This Summer – And Here’s How

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-(MCT)-Your teen wants to make money this summer, but jobs are scarce and competition is fierce. So what's a hopeful young worker to do? ...


Exchanging Fist Bumps, Not Handshakes? It Could Happen

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-(MCT)-When the July Fourth celebrations die down this year, don't put away the franks and fireworks too quickly. Three days later, strike a blow for independence of a different sort: National Fist Bump Day. ...


Retire Debt-free – 4 Ways to Avoid Retirement Debt

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-(MCT)-Not so long ago, Americans retired debt-free. Then, somewhere along the way, that changed. Now more and more Americans are retiring with debt, with mortgages, with home-equity lines of credit, with credit-card debt, with auto loans and ...


A Growing Sense of Community – Front Porches Make a Comeback

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-(MCT)-A front porch is more than a shelter from the elements. It's a friendly face on a home, a comfortable bridge between our private lives and our public selves. And almost by its very presence, it conveys ...


Economic Uncertainty Weighs on Children but Brings Families Closer Together

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2009-Families today are feeling increased stress and anxiety due to the economy, however, four-in-five (81%) parents who report feeling increased stress also say that the weakened economy has made their family closer. At the center of family ...


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