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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – Vacation Rentals Popular for Spring Break Travelers

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2010—The cold winter and record snowfall impacting several areas of the country has many travelers planning warm-weather getaways this spring, and many will be staying in a vacation home, according to HomeAway, Inc., one of the world’s ...


Younger People More Likely to Be Refused Loans, Mortgages and Credit Cards

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2010—Younger people are more than twice as likely as older age groups to have been turned down for loans, mortgages and credit cards within the last year, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com, one of ...


8 Steps to Prepare for April Tax Obligation

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2010—With the U.S. federal income tax filing deadline of April 15 now just weeks away, taking time to review your tax situation and plan for any needed action will save you time, stress and, quite possibly, money. ...


5 Steps to Rethinking Your Retirement Plan

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2010—(MCT)—One year after the start of the crash, your 401k or IRA is pretty much back to even, according to some studies at least. Now you can get on with the rest of your life, and with ...


National ‘Hemline Survey’ Predicts Knee-Length Skirts and Cautious Optimism

RISMEDIA, March 1, 2010—If the old adage holds true that says hemlines go up when the economy improves, then things are cautiously looking up for spring. At least that's the fashion-omic forecast from a quirky yet historically accurate tool, the ...


Around the Home – The Comforts of Dining In

RISMEDIA, February 27, 2010—According to a recent survey released by Whole Foods Market, 68% of adults say the economy has affected their cooking and eating habits. More than 50% of consumers say they are eating dinner at home more often ...


Getaways – The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Travel Insurance

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2010—Holidays, school breaks and cabin fever make winter the busiest travel season of the year, reports the American Automobile Association (AAA), but it doesn't have to be stressful. Travel insurance is the best defense against many of ...


Top 10 Most Spectacular Ski Homes

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2010—The Olympics have created a lot of excitement for winter sports and fun. One of the best things about freezing cold temperatures, short days, and the end of the holidays is the lure of hitting the slopes ...


Winter Skin-Care Tips for Dogs

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2010—With winter comes snow, mud and dirty dogs. Take care of your pet’s skin and coat with the following winter care tips from the American Humane Association: ...


As Credit Card Changes Roll Out, Watch for Attempts to Raise Fees

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2010—(MCT)—Credit card issuers are now going to have to play by a whole new set of rules that are considered consumer-friendly—but will also cut into some of their traditional sources of revenue. ...


5 Tips to Responsibly Manage Credit

RISMEDIA, February 22, 2010—As new regulations from the Credit CARD (Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure) Act take effect on February 22, 2010, many consumers are still curious about the net impact to their daily lives. Bills.com, one of the leading ...


Around the Home – Avoid Allergens, Reap the Rewards of Gardening

RISMEDIA, February 20, 2010—The beauty of budding plants and bouquet of aromas are sources of satisfaction for many gardeners. For allergy sufferers, though, gardening can be as much a chore as pursuit of passion. ...


Getaways – Plant Seeds of Greatness

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2010—(MCT)—February has been deemed "plant the seeds of greatness month" in an effort to encourage Americans to examine their goals and make changes where desired. Use this opportunity to spark a conversation within your family and then ...


8 Simple Tips to Organize Your Finances

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2010—Preparing to file your taxes provides a great opportunity to get your financial life organized. Not only will it help you save time, it can reduce stress, help you stay on track to meet your financial goals ...


Are U.S. Drivers Beginning to Get Switched on to Electric Cars?

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2010—Over 10% of U.S. drivers surveyed said they would consider purchasing a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle, according to a survey by Ernst & Young's Global Automotive Center. The report canvassed the views of 1,000 American licensed ...


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