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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Slightly More Americans Saying They Will Eat Out and Spend on Entertainment

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2009-While majorities are still inclined to decrease spending on eating out and entertainment, the numbers are better than they had been two months ago. In March, three-quarters of Americans said they were decreasing spending on eating out (74%) ...


Weigh Pick of Major, Job Outlook, Debt Load

RISMEDIA, June 6, 2009-(MCT)-Question: My daughter is going to college next fall, and I worry about how we are going to pay for it. We didn't get any financial aid because we have good jobs. But I'm in a profession ...


Getaways – Fuel-saving Tips for That Summer Road Trip

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2009-(MCT)-This time last year, futurists were writing obituaries for an American institution: the summer road trip. It seemed like there was no end to daily increases in fuel prices, which were then hovering at $4 per gallon. ...


Teens Can Still Find Work This Summer – And Here’s How

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2009-(MCT)-Your teen wants to make money this summer, but jobs are scarce and competition is fierce. So what's a hopeful young worker to do? ...


Exchanging Fist Bumps, Not Handshakes? It Could Happen

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2009-(MCT)-When the July Fourth celebrations die down this year, don't put away the franks and fireworks too quickly. Three days later, strike a blow for independence of a different sort: National Fist Bump Day. ...


Retire Debt-free – 4 Ways to Avoid Retirement Debt

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2009-(MCT)-Not so long ago, Americans retired debt-free. Then, somewhere along the way, that changed. Now more and more Americans are retiring with debt, with mortgages, with home-equity lines of credit, with credit-card debt, with auto loans and ...


A Growing Sense of Community – Front Porches Make a Comeback

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2009-(MCT)-A front porch is more than a shelter from the elements. It's a friendly face on a home, a comfortable bridge between our private lives and our public selves. And almost by its very presence, it conveys ...


Economic Uncertainty Weighs on Children but Brings Families Closer Together

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2009-Families today are feeling increased stress and anxiety due to the economy, however, four-in-five (81%) parents who report feeling increased stress also say that the weakened economy has made their family closer. At the center of family closeness ...


Getaways – Travel Back in Time to 1969 as Fremont Street Experience Presents ‘Summer of ’69: Vegas or Bust’

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2009-Fremont Street Experience takes Las Vegas back 40 years this summer with the "Summer of '69: Vegas or Bust" festival and concert series that commenced over Memorial Day weekend. ...


Combine Fun, Learning to Keep Kids’ Minds Active During Summer

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2009-(MCT)-With the end of the school year and summer vacation quickly approaching, now is the time to plan educational activities for your children so that their vacation is full of fun and learning. Here are some suggestions ...


5 Solutions for Sleepless Situations

RISMEDIA, May 27, 2009-(MCT)-The economy and job-related stress keep millions of Americans from getting the proper amount of sleep each night. From not being able to fall asleep to waking up in the middle of the night, many individuals are ...


Time for a Fresh Start – 20 Best Cities if You’re Looking to Start Over

RISMEDIA, May 26, 2009-With the unemployment rate climbing as the national economy sags, more people are searching for communities that offer greater economic opportunity and a better standard of living. To help, Relocation.com, one of the leading online consumer resources ...


Seasonal Strategies – Keep Summer Travel Affordable, But Don’t Skimp on Fun

RISMEDIA, May 25, 2009-With Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer quickly winding down, the summer vacation season is now in full swing. While many families aren't giving up their vacation plans, they are looking for ways to cut ...


Getaways – Going, Going, Gone – The Grand Canyon Goes Solar

RISMEDIA, May 22, 2009-The Grand Canyon, a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River is doing its part to go green. Arizona Public Service (APS) is bringing together two of the state's most recognizable features-the Grand Canyon and the sun-as the ...


‘Playcations’ Put the Fun in Long Summer Days

RISMEDIA, May 23, 2009-Vacation may not be in the cards for many people this summer, but a new national survey reports that Americans refuse to throw in the towel on fun, despite the state of the economy. The Dave & Buster's ...


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