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Getaways: How to Enjoy More Than Thrill Rides at Theme Parks

RISMEDIA, August 13, 2010—(MCT)—"Boomers" is a fitting name for a small amusement park and family entertainment center in Dania, Florida. The centerpiece of the action is a wooden roller coaster called "Hurricane." That storm of a ride—and another fierce wooden ...


Survey: Experienced, Mature Workers to Compete with College Students for Internships this Fall

RISMEDIA, August 12, 2010—Competition for internships will be stiff this fall, as experienced/mature workers and college students vie for ways to get a foot in the door. Nearly one-quarter (23%) of employers report that they are seeing experienced workers—those with ...


Survey: Boomers Say Internet, Travel and Pets are Retirement Needs

RISMEDIA, August 11, 2010—(MCT)—Are Internet connections and annual family vacations a need or want? What about your pet? For many baby boomers, those are all basic needs, not luxuries, according to a new survey. ...


Watch for New Fees as Consumer Laws Take Effect

RISMEDIA, August 10, 2010—(MCT)—Business as usual at banks is becoming a thing of the past now that the federal government has laid down new laws for lenders. That means how we manage our accounts is more important than ever. ...


Survey: One in Five Americans Skip Medical Care When Sick or Injured

RISMEDIA, August 9, 2010—With unemployment rates remaining at an all-time high, one in five Americans chose not to seek medical care for a recent illness or injury, with four out of 10 citing cost as the primary factor, according to ...


Around the Home: Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly

RISMEDIA, August 7, 2010—(MCT)—Now that summer is in full swing, your central air conditioning system needs to work its best in order to provide comfort on hot days. Here are some simple tips for getting the most out of your ...


Getaways: Top 5 Best Places to Retire Abroad

RISMEDIA, August 6, 2010—Experts in celebrating the next chapter in life, AARP The Magazine traveled the globe to discover the ultimate retirement destinations abroad. Factoring climate, expat community, cost of living, housing, health care, access to the U.S. and culture ...


3 Common Credit Score Misconceptions

RISMEDIA, August 5, 2010—People are having to make tough financial choices today, but many don't have to wreck their credit scores if they know how the system works, according to credit expert Eddie Johansson, president of Credit Security Group. ...


Study: In Difficult Financial Times, Sense of Purpose Is Key to Happiness

RISMEDIA, August 4, 2010—(MCT)—When it comes to feeling as though you're enjoying the good life, money matters. Make no mistake about it. But it's just one critical ingredient, according to a new study. ...


Internet Users Spend More Time on Facebook, Less on E-mail

RISMEDIA, August 3, 2010—(MCT)—"Time suck" is a phrase often used to describe online social networks like Facebook and online games like Farmville. Now new research quantifies the phenomenon, showing that nearly one-third of the time Americans spend online is devoted ...


Sizzling Deals to Get You Out of the House

RISMEDIA, August 2, 2010—(MCT)—As the summer season continues to heat up, travel companies are providing tempting summer deals to entice families to get out of the house. If you are looking to pack more fun into the rest of your summer, here are five ideas. ...


Getaways: Americans Choose Italy as Top Vacation Destination Outside U.S.

RISMEDIA, July 30, 2010—It's a fantasy everyone has—if money was no object, think of the one place you would want to go on vacation. Some might choose a historic location, for others, a far-away beach getaway or maybe a romantic second honeymoon. ...


Around the Home: Planning Ahead Can Trim Grocery Costs

RISMEDIA, July 31, 2010—(MCT)—Spending smarter on food is a great idea. Problem is, most supermarket-shopping strategies are overwhelming and time-consuming. Saving doesn't have to be that hard. Start with a few techniques and watch your food spending plummet. ...


5 Easy, Inexpensive Paint Projects to Quickly Beautify Your Home

RISMEDIA, July 29, 2010—When time and money are in short supply, it’s hard to think about big remodeling projects. Debbie Zimmer, color expert with the Paint Quality Institute shares, “With a little imagination and a small outlay for top quality ...


Survey: Consumers Still Feeling Impact of Recession; Most Believe Tide has Turned and Things Are Improving

RISMEDIA, July 28, 2010—Even as economists consider the possibility of a double-dip recession, consumers are generally positive about the economy's future, according to survey results recently released by PerkStreet Financial, a progressive online financial services company. The survey, conducted online ...


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