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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


8 Things You Must Include in a Financial Plan

RISMEDIA, May 3, 2010—Just like a comprehensive will or family trust, people need to give serious attention to in-depth financial planning. Financial planning addresses everything that has to do with money. With your adviser's help, you'll leave no financial stone ...


Around the Home – Easy Tips for Growing Herbs in Window Boxes

RISMEDIA, May 1, 2010—(MCT)—Window boxes and containers, overflowing with lush plantings, can do more than add a ‘wow factor’ to your home, patio, deck or balcony. Filled with herbs, those containers can be welcome partners in the kitchen as well ...


Getaways – Leisure Travelers Back On the Move

RISMEDIA, April 30, 2010—Travel Leaders recently revealed that leisure travel is picking up quickly and that U.S. travelers are once again on the move this year. Over 63% of people who completed Travel Leaders’ nationwide consumer travel trends survey indicated ...


Top 9 Green Home Improvements

RISMEDIA, April 29, 2010—HomeGain, a leading website that connects real estate agents with home buyers and sellers recently announced the results of its Green home improvement survey. ...


Despite Known Online Threats, Young Adults Choose Convenience Over Security

RISMEDIA, April 28, 2010—Despite being aware of security threats, the risky online behavior of young adults can negatively affect their future career prospects and financial standings, while leaving them vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, according to a new survey ...


Eco-Study Shows San Francisco Is America’s Least Wasteful City

RISMEDIA, April 27, 2010—From recycling to rain barrels to walking and buying second-hand clothes, the 2nd Annual “Nalgene Least Wasteful Cities Study” (NLWC) again puts the nation’s top 25 metro areas under scrutiny for wasteful behavior. For the second-straight year, ...


As Economy Heals, Many Americans Slipping Back into Bad Habits

RISMEDIA, April 26, 2010—(MCT)—With recent economic trends of higher consumer spending and healthier stock markets, many Americans are pointing to evidence that we are out of the recession. Looking back, the recession did change some people's financial habits, but the ...


Around the Home – How to Make the Most of Garage Sales

RISMEDIA, April 24, 2010—(MCT)—On any Friday or Saturday in the spring through fall, Judith Kean of Two Harbors, Minn., descends on the city's garage sales. As the economy tanked in the past couple of years, her hobby has become even ...


Getaways – Top 10 Preciously Peculiar Properties

RISMEDIA, April 23, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world’s most popular and largest travel communities, announced its quirkiest U.S. accommodations, according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. From sharing a bedroom with King Tut to waking up among tigers, these properties offer ...


Earth Day Turns 40 – Do Your Part to Protect the Planet

RISMEDIA, April 22, 2010—(MCT)—Today is the 40th celebration of Earth Day. What started as an educational ‘teach-in’ in 1970 has turned into a global event dedicated to showing each of us how to do our part to protect the planet. ...


Apartment Hunters Reducing Their Carbon Footprint by Recycling and Conserving at Home

RISMEDIA, April 21, 2010—Apartment seekers care about the environment and are turning toward "greener" lifestyles at their apartment communities. To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2010, Apartments.com surveyed more than 1,400 of its website visitors across the country to ...


10 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week 2010

RISMEDIA, April 20, 2010—National Park Week is here and Earth Day is just a few days away. Are you and your family searching for ways to do your part to protect the parks, help the environment and get outside? ...


10 Simple Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

RISMEDIA, April 19, 2010—From the 8 billion pounds of kitty litter heading to landfills each year to the effects of a pet's carnivorous diet, pet parents should be aware of the substantial carbon footprint left by pets. To address this ...


Around the Home – Make Your Home Healthier

RISMEDIA, April 17, 2010—(MCT)—It's what most of us look forward to at the end of a busy day: coming home, putting our feet up, and taking a deep breath of air. You may be surprised to find out that the ...


Getaways – 10 Essential Airport Survival Skills for Traveling with Kids

RISMEDIA, April 16, 2010—Increased airport security measures are good news for airline safety, however, some parents are concerned the tightened security will be an added inconvenience when traveling with kids. To help anxious parents, Family Vacation Critic, the family travel ...


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