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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


3 Easy, Inexpensive Ways to Increase a Home’s Energy Efficiency

RISMEDIA, April 3, 2008-Four out of five people are interested in being "green," according to a nationwide survey among homeowners. And, nine out of 10 homeowners agree that improving the energy efficiency of their homes is one of the most useful actions to help ...


7 Tips for Great Relationships

By Jeff Herring ...


The Do’s and Don’ts of April Fools’ Day

RISMEDIA, April 1, 2008-(CareerBuilder.com)-April Fools' Day pranks are nothing new. When done in good taste, they can trigger a laugh or two and lighten up the mood in your office. However, although April Fools' pranks are rooted in humor, there is a line that should ...


3 Ways to Plan Now for a More Rewarding Retirement

By Marshall Loeb ...


Getaways: Washington State, the Nation’s Other Wine Country

RISMEDIA, March 28, 2008-(MCT)-When hard-charging former Texas Instruments exec Kathy Charlton offered Bordeaux winemaker Benoit Murat a job in her new winery on the Pacific Ocean side of Seattle in 1999, he wondered if she was serious. ...


5 Tips on Wise Use of Tax Refunds and Rebates

RISMEDIA, March 27, 2008-In most years, more than 75% of American taxpayers receive a federal tax refund, the average of which is $2,500. These refunds, added together with rebates due from the federal income stimulus package, mean that this spring some taxpayers might enjoy ...


Do Hybrids Actually Save You Money?

RISMEDIA, March 26, 2008-(MCT)--Gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles get excellent fuel mileage, but do they really save you money? The answer is yes. And no. ...


If the Airfare is Cheap, Must It Be Tuesday?

By Ellen Creager ...


Calling All Inventors-at-Heart – Wizard Industries Whips New Inventors into Shape

RISMEDIA, March 24, 2008-There won't be any yelling, push-ups or obstacle courses, but Billy Carmen, CEO of Wizard Industries, Inc., promises new inventors will walk out of his 'boot camp' more prepared to introduce their invention to the world. Carmen, the quasi-drill sergeant, is offering ...


Getaways: Traveling Light and on the Cheap

By Linda Zavoral ...


What Does ‘Net Fever’ Cost Your Business?

By Gary T. Pakulski ...


What Causes Good Wine to Go Bad?

RISMEDIA, March 19, 2008-(MCT)-On the surface the wine tasting at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars was another of those informal yet luxe get-togethers the Napa Valley is famous for, but the intensity with which the winemaker studied my every move underscored the fact some very ...


7 Steps to Getting Your Stimulus Check Sooner

By Marshall Loeb ...


What to Do When Spring Is in the Air

RISMEDIA, March 17, 2008-When most people think of March, they think of St. Patrick's Day. But March is more than just a time to celebrate Irish heritage. It is the highly anticipated beginning of spring, and with that comes many reasons to celebrate.  ...


Getaways: A Drive into Miami Will Steal Your Corazón

By Thomas Swick ...