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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Around the Home: 8 Steps to a Cleaner Fridge

RISMEDIA, December 18, 2010—(MCT)—It’s America's dirty, sticky, smelly, well-chilled secret: Our refrigerators are not as clean as they should be. "The refrigerator is a spot in the house where it's easy to accumulate stuff," says Carolyn Forte, director of home ...


Getaways: 10 Ways to Save on Airfare in Any Season

RISMEDIA, December 17, 2010—(MCT)—Yes, fares on many routes are much more expensive this holiday season than last, but airfares are not static and there are relative deals to be had any time of year. Here is Airfarewatchdog.com's best advice for ...


Top 12 Money Saving Tips for 2011

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2010—While Americans are loosening their financial belts to accommodate holiday spending, come January, the bills will roll in. But where will they find the extra dollars to pay down their debt? A new report in the January ...


Computers Edging Out Bikes and Toys on Kids’ Holiday Gift Lists

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2010—(MCT)—Two-year-old Marcelina Doleglo walked straight up to the Dora the Explorer game playing on an iMac at the Oakbrook, Ill., Center Apple Store, set her Barbie doll down on the table and wrapped her tiny hand around ...


11 Food Trends for 2011

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2010—Allrecipes.com, a Reader's Digest Association (RDA) brand and a leading food site, along with consumer strategist Robin Avni, released projections for the top food trends of 2011 in the Allrecipes.com Measuring Cup Report. ...


Study Finds Imaginary Eating Can Reduce Food Intake

RISMEDIA, December 13, 2010—(MCT)—A fleeting thought about a handful of M&M's might be enough to derail your diet. But imagining yourself eating the candy-covered chocolates in painstaking detail could actually make you want them less. ...


Around the Home: Prevent Winter’s Bite

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2010—(MCT)—We've all heard that “winterizing” our homes will help keep utility costs down and is easier on the environment. If you are looking for some simple ways to keep your home warm this winter, while keeping money ...


Getaways: America’s Top Ski Rental Home Destinations

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, announced its list of the top ten ski rental home destinations according to TripAdvisor site data and editors. The list highlights some of America’s hottest ski destinations that offer ...


401k Loans Can Put Your Future at Risk

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2010—(MCT)—The days of using your house as a piggy bank are over, and it's harder to get a consumer loan these days. So where are Americans turning to finance college, buy cars and get credit card companies ...


Tips to Keep Holiday Spending Under Control

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2010—(MCT)—Whether you're trekking to the mall or shopping online, the holiday season is a time when many consumers get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and fall prey to holiday scams and financial ...


9 Tips to Taking Top-Notch Holiday Photos

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2010—(MCT)—Want to take better holiday photos this year? Don't say cheese. That was one of the simplest pieces of advice we got when we asked professional photographers for suggestions average people can use to improve their picture-taking. ...


7 Year-End Tax Planning Tips

RISMEDIA, December 6, 2010—Year-end tax planning should be a priority as 2010 draws to a close, according to New York tax and asset protection attorney Ken Rubinstein of Rubinstein & Rubinstein. Gift giving is an easy, tax-efficient way to reduce ...


Around the Home: Green Your Home for the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 4, 2010—(MCT)—Now that the holidays are in full swing, the thought of guests descending on your home may have you in an all out redecorating rush. Do your part this holiday season and go green while you paint, ...


Getaways: 2011 Travel Trends Forecast

RISMEDIA, December 3, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites, announced the results of its annual travel trends survey of more than 3,000 U.S. travelers. Americans appear eager to pack their bags in the coming year, as 36% plan ...


Dictionary.com Selects “Change” as 2010 Word of the Year

RISMEDIA, December 2, 2010—Dictionary.com, a leading online and mobile dictionary announced it has chosen "change" for its 2010 Word of the Year. While the site witnessed search spikes around popular events such as "inception" when the blockbuster film hit theaters, ...


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