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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Seventy Percent of Americans Think It’s Harder to Get Rich Now Than It Used to be

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2010—A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. shows that the majority of Americans think wealth is beyond their reach and that it won't be easier to get rich any time soon. The poll, conducted by Princeton Survey ...


Around the Home – Take Time to Get Organized and Create a Stress-Free Haven

RISMEDIA, January 30, 2010—(MCT)—"The place where you feel happy." In an interview in Esquire magazine, that's how novelist Salman Rushdie described "home." After a busy day or a long time away, most of us look forward to just being home, ...


Getaways – More Adventure Opportunities Sought by Travelers

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2010—Adventure tourism is growing as fast as a zip liner on the fly. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America, nearly one half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have ...


Timing Is Everything – Save Money by Timing Your Purchases

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2010—(MCT)—It seems that for every purchase, there is a discount season, and most people generally know they can get a deal by timing some purchases to a season—to buy when demand is low or supply is high. ...


Don’t Let Your Guard Down When Preparing Your Tax Return

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2010—(MCT)—Nothing about taxes is easy, and deciding how to fill out your return is no exception. Should you hire a tax preparer or do it yourself? Go with one of the free online options or stick with ...


Punxsutawney Phil to ‘Text’ His Groundhog Day Prediction

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2010—Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on February 2, 2010. ...


A Little Organization Can Save a Lot of Money

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2010—(MCT)—Do you find that money "slips through your fingers" or you're constantly surprised it runs out before the month ends? That might be a signal that you earn too little, spend too much—or maybe you're simply ...


Around the Home – Starting a Home Exercise Program

RISMEDIA, January 23, 2010—(MCT)—A few years ago, Barb Lito and her husband decided to bite the bullet and buy some home exercise equipment. "We both had gym memberships, but with demanding jobs and family commitments, we were not making the ...


Getaways – Top 10 Ski Destinations for 2010

RISMEDIA, January 22, 2010—From the games in Vancouver to the snow storms that have blanketed the country, skiers and snowboarders have plenty of reasons to get excited to hit the slopes. "This ski season, there is excitement in the air ...


Daily Media Use Among Children and Teens Up Dramatically

RISMEDIA, January 21, 2010—With technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, according to a study ...


Sound Advice for Stretching Your Dollar in a Tight Economy

RISMEDIA, January 20, 2010—(MCT)—When it comes to New Year's resolutions, thrift is in. Surveys show that in 2010, a majority of Americans want to skinny expenses as much as they want to whittle their waistlines. But living on a budget ...


‘Weekend Effect’ Makes People Happier Regardless of Their Job

RISMEDIA, January 19, 2010—From construction laborers and secretaries to physicians and lawyers, people experience better moods, greater vitality, and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, concludes the first study of daily mood variation in employed adults ...


5 Stress-Busting Strategies

RISMEDIA, January 18, 2010—(MCT)—If daily pressures or job worries have left you clenching your teeth, relaxation may be just what the doctor ordered. It's important to try various stress-management strategies to avoid feeling out of control because chronic stress can ...


Around the Home – Preventive Maintenance Will Keep Your Appliances Humming Along

RISMEDIA, January 16, 2010—(MCT)—Taking the time to do a little preventative maintenance on household items is far less costly than having to replace a soiled carpet, broken vacuum cleaner or scratched TV. ...


Getaways – Take a Moonlight Stroll on Snowshoes

RISMEDIA, January 15, 2010—(MCT)—Strap on your shoes, hit the trail and bond with your family under winter's night sky. Here are five places where you can explore snowy mountains by moonlight. ...


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