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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Only Seven Percent of Americans to Use Tax Refunds on ‘Fun’ Activities

RISMEDIA, April 6, 2010—A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. shows that, with economic uncertainty still lingering, many Americans plan to use their tax refunds in a fiscally conservative fashion, with 84% intending to pay down debt, save or invest, ...


5 Tips to Help Teens Understand Importance of Financial Literacy

RISMEDIA, April 5, 2010—April is Financial Literacy Month, and the recently announced findings of the annual "Teens and Personal Finance Survey" conducted by Junior Achievement (JA) and the Allstate Foundation, indicate it might be wise to pay a little more ...


Around the Home – Get Rid of Unwanted Items the Green Way

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2010—(MCT)—Now is the time of year when many of us finally get around to tackling our biggest cleaning and organizing projects around the house. That might include cleaning out cramped closets, boxing up clothes, and even getting ...


The Top 10 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2010—From the Museum of Hoaxes, here are the top 10 out of 100 April Fool’s Day hoaxes of all time, according to their website, as judged by notoriety, creativity, and number of people duped. ...


A Little Wariness Goes a Long Way in Preventing Identity Theft

RISMEDIA, March 31, 2010—(MCT)—Sitting at the computer to pay your bills, go shopping or do your banking is common. It's quick, convenient and oh-so-green. But it's not without risks. And while most transactions go through seamlessly, you can unwittingly fall ...


Making Sense of Organic Choices

RISMEDIA, March 30, 2010—(MCT)—Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar? ...


Survey Shows Executives Frown on Office Pranks

RISMEDIA, March 29, 2010—Want to pull off an April Fools' joke that will go down in company history? Not so fast. Sixty-eight percent of advertising and marketing executives interviewed by The Creative Group consider April Fools' pranks unsuitable for the ...


Around the Home – Fun Ways to Exchange, Sell and Recycle Items

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2010—(MCT)—You know what spring cleaning gets you? ...


Getaways – Top 10 Girlfriend Vacations

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most popular and largest travel communities, recently announced its top 10 girlfriend getaway destinations in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. From relaxing on sun-drenched beaches, to partaking of nightlife ...


Tips to Enhance Mobile Banking Security

RISMEDIA, March 25, 2010—The widespread use of mobile banking means more convenience for consumers and offers better ways to monitor account activity. Unfortunately, it also means there are more opportunities for consumer fraud, says Technology Credit Union, a Silicon Valley ...


Get the Most Out of Tough Times at Tax Time

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2010—(MCT)—For thousands of people, 2009 was a pretty rough year. But now that it's tax time, there may be some breaks available for those who lost a job, looked for one, were overwhelmed by debt or had ...


Backyard Bridal Bash – Quick Ideas for Homegrown Weddings

RISMEDIA, March 23, 2010—Spring is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding; however “peak season” also involves “peak prices” from many venues. One way to keep down costs is to use a location you already have, such as your own ...


World Prepares to Turn Lights Off in Honor of Earth Hour

RISMEDIA, March 22, 2010—On Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time, the largest ever public demonstration for action on climate change will take place as lights are symbolically turned off for one hour in homes, office buildings, iconic landmarks, ...


Around the Home – Easy Ways to Conserve Water

RISMEDIA, March 20, 2010—(MCT)—Water is our planet's most valuable resource. Providing enough clean water for every person will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the coming decades. ...


Getaways – 4 Tips to Green Your Vacation

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2010—(MCT)—Planning a getaway? Now is a good time to lock in the dates and destination for any travel plans this year. But planning a vacation is not the time to forget how to lessen your impacton our ...


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