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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 ...


Survey Reveals Majority of Apartment Dwellers Living without Renters Insurance

RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—Renters are 50% more likely to experience theft than those who own homes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Despite these risks, most apartment dwellers are still living without renters insurance. ...


Facebook Passes 500 Million User Mark

RISMEDIA, July 26, 2010—(MCT)—Facebook Inc. recently issued its own eye-popping status update: The world's most popular social networking site had surpassed 500 million users. And now, the Internet phenomenon that has transformed how the world communicates is eyeing another distinction—connecting ...


Around the Home: Reduce Air Pollution while Mowing Your Lawn

RISMEDIA, July 24, 2010—(MCT)—Mowing the lawn is a weekly chore for many this time of year. What you probably don't realize is that your gas-powered mower is also contributing to bad air quality, right there in your own backyard. Until ...


Getaways: America’s Top 10 Sweetest Attractions

RISMEDIA, July 23, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel sites announced its list of the top ten sweetest attractions in the U.S., as identified by TripAdvisor editors. Travelers with a soft-spot for candy and hard-centered cynics alike will melt ...


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