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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Credit Score Urban Legends Debunked

RISMEDIA, June 16, 2010—When I get married, do my spouse and I get a joint credit score? If I get a raise at work, will my credit score go up? These are common questions asked every day by many Americans ...


Consumer Spending Survey Finds 52 Percent of Consumers Believe the Recession Will End before January 2012

RISMEDIA, June 15, 2010—PriceGrabber.com, a part of Experian, has just released its most recent Consumer Behavior Report, U.S. Shopping Behavior in this Economic Climate. This report includes survey results from PriceGrabber.com's 2010 Consumer Spending Survey (Feb. 8–25, 2010; 1,980 respondents) ...


Smart Phones Offer New Frontier for Identity Theft

RISMEDIA, June 14, 2010—(MCT)—As more people switch from traditional cell phones to smart phones, worries have increased that users will fall prey to the same virus and malware problems that can plague personal computers. ...


Getaways: Make Family Vacations Top Priority

RISMEDIA, June 11, 2010—(MCT)—With summer upon us, it's time to plan a family vacation. Don't let financial stress or busy schedules get in the way of putting dates on the calendar. Consider these five points: ...


How to ‘De-Stress’ after Work

RISMEDIA, June 10, 2010—(MCT)—Carrying anxiety home from the office raises the risk of numerous health problems, including high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, headaches, depression and insomnia. Here are some easy tips from psychologists to help you ...


Life-Guarding the Car Wash

RISMEDIA, June 9, 2010—(MCT)—Fun as it may be, breaking out the hose and soaping up the family car in our driveways on a hot Saturday afternoon is one of the most environmentally unfriendly chores we can do. ...


Americans Adapt to Earning Less, but Paychecks May Never Recover

RISMEDIA, June 8, 2010—(MCT)—Richard Siegel is not among the unemployed. Between running a charity, writing songs and doing stand-up comedy, he's got gigs aplenty. He's just making about half of what he once did. ...


How Journaling Can Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

RISMEDIA, June 7, 2010—As life gets more complex, sometimes we feel like we're bouncing from one circumstance to another, like a pinball caught in a never-ending game. But one expert believes that something as simple as writing about your day ...


Around the Home: Tackle Your Clutter Zones

RISMEDIA, June 5, 2010—(MCT)—Peter Walsh has you all figured out. You bought the melon baller because it was on sale and you like melon. You've held on to that 3-year-old magazine because you will make the recipe on Page 127. ...


Getaways: Dining with the Stars – Top 10 Celebrity-Owned Restaurants

RISMEDIA, June 4, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced its top ten celebrity-owned restaurants in the U.S., according to TripAdvisor editors and travelers. Travelers starving for mouth-watering main dishes served with a side of ...


Telecommuting Is On the Rise

RISMEDIA, June 3, 2010—(MCT)—When you can read your e-mail at the beach, hold a videoconference in your dining room and chat with a co-worker from a doctor's waiting room, is there finally a new definition of "the office"? The numbers ...


Don’t Let Vacation Bust Your Budget – 6 Tips to Keep Costs Down

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2010—(MCT)—Whether you're driving, flying or hanging at home, Memorial Day weekend marked the start of the summer travel season.And it can quickly become a budget-buster. ...


High Gas Prices as Summer Driving Season Arrives Don’t Have to Mean Pain at the Pump

RISMEDIA, June 1, 2010—Memorial Day weekend marked the start of summer driving season, and though gas prices typically rise this time of year, there are ways that drivers can increase their fuel efficiency and save money, says the Alliance to ...


Around the Home: 5 Ways to Make a Small Room Look Larger

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2010—Most houses have at least one small room. While small and cozy works for some, others prefer larger, airier rooms to allow things to look more spacious. Designers get paid thousands of dollars to help clients ‘transform’ ...


Getaways: Top 10 Adventure Learning Destinations

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2010—According to a February 2010 report by Conde Nast Traveler, 72% of affluent travelers are interested in customized trips where they can learn the culture and history of a destination. The same report states that in the ...


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