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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


When Couple’s Ideas Clash on Home Decorating, Compromise Is Key

(TNS)—Moving in with someone means making sacrifices. Couples have to adjust to each other’s schedules, surrender some privacy and come up with a fair system to decide who will take out the trash. ...


Your Place: Dealing with Dampness in the Basement

(TNS)—Q: Last year, we bought a house in the suburbs, and we’ve decided that we’ll need to refinish part of the basement. The basement is very humid in the summer, and the dehumidifier we have isn’t up to the job. The ...


RISMedia’s Power Agent Webinar Series: How Do Million-Dollar Producers Think, Act and Plan for 2015?

Join us Jan. 14 for the next in RISMedia's Power Agent Webinar Series, “How Do Million-Dollar Producers Think, Act and Plan for 2015?” where moderator Verl Workman will host superstar agents Julie Timms and Christy Buck to discuss their business planning ...


How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

It might surprise you to hear that the air inside your home is often dirtier than the air outside. That’s because indoor air is made up of outdoor air plus all the pollutants and allergens generated from cleaning products, pets, dust, smoke, and ...


Your Place: Consider Ways to Battle ‘Energy Vampires’

(TNS)—I wrote about “energy vampires” a couple of years back, but as the new year approaches, it’s probably a good time to ponder again ways to cut utility bills. ...


Does It Matter which Day of the Month Your Mortgage Closes?

(TNS)—Does is matter which day of the month your mortgage closes? ...


What to Do when an Employee Lies to You

(TNS)—Q: I have a young employee on my team who’s a good worker, but I recently caught him in a lie. No harm was done, but now I don’t know if I can trust him. How should I handle this? ...


Be Charitable without Going Broke

(TNS)—We look forward to going to family gatherings, big holiday dinners and sharing in some good holiday cheer. ...


U.S Population Projected at 0.73 Percent Higher Than Last Year

Do you feel like the U.S. population is growing? That's because it is! As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau recently projected the United States population will be 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, 2015. This represents an ...


Tips to Balance Your Work and Your Life

(TNS)—Do you get a little snarky when someone mentions work/life balance? No surprise if you do. ...


Red Turns up the Heat on Home Decor

(TNS)—I just love how the color red brightens up my house during the holidays. This is more than a festive look for winter. Designers across the country are embracing red for home decor throughout the year. From wall color to accessories, the color ...


5 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions in 2015

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who will make a promise to improve yourself this New Year, there’s bad news: You’re 92 percent likely to fail in sticking to your resolutions, says a recent study ...


Buy These Holiday Must-Haves at the Dollar Store

According to the National Retail Federation, American shoppers spend about $208 on holiday-related items each year – like cards, décor, gift wrap and the like – and that’s before you buy the first gift! But, say consumer editors at Kiplinger Magazine, your ...


Six Ways to Build Credit without a Credit Card

(TNS)—Whether you’re new to using credit or have made a few dire credit mistakes in the past and need to rebuild, growing a robust and positive credit history can dictate the interest rates you’re offered when financing a ...


Make a Money Plan and Relax

(TNS)—Getting your finances organized in the first place is hard enough without constant saving, managing and scrutinizing every bank statement. Yes, you need to have a plan. But you also need to relax. ...


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