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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Electronics Top List of Most Recycled Material in 2009

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2010—Earth911.com, provider of one of the nation's leading Local Recycling and Disposal Directories, released the results of its 2009 Annual Recycling Report, with electronics such as computers, batteries and televisions leading the way. ...


5 New Ways to Get Fit

RISMEDIA, February 8, 2010—New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about doing something new in the New Year, they’re about giving you something to focus on for the entire year. Fitness resolutions are all about charting and monitoring your progress and ...


Around the Home – Recycle Your Way to Less Waste

RISMEDIA, February 6, 2010—(MCT)—The easiest way to do your part and help the environment is to simply recycle. It's also one of the most effective ways to conserve natural resources, create less pollution and reduce the amount of waste sent to ...


Getaways – 5 Strategies for Happier Family Trips

RISMEDIA, February 5, 2010—(MCT)—With spring break and summer vacation on the horizon, now is the time to start planning for quality time together as a family. Here are a few ideas to get you started. ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Feel Sending a Special Occasion Greeting Through Social Media Is Inappropriate

RISMEDIA, February 4, 2010—Photo cards and thank you cards retailer Cardstore.com announced the results of a survey showing that almost two-thirds of Americans (63%) consider sending a greeting through Facebook or Twitter instead of a traditional greeting card inappropriate and ...


Winter Vehicle Check-up Saves Money and Stress

RISMEDIA, February 3, 2010—With cold winter weather bearing down on much of the country, motorists can avoid breaking down and being stranded by investing a little time on preventive maintenance of their vehicle, according to the Car Care Council. Peace ...


6 Tax Tips for Real Estate Owners and Investors

RISMEDIA, February 2, 2010—As real estate owners and investors do business throughout 2010, they will more than likely face many complex tax issues that could strain their resources and drain profits. They should keep in mind these tax tips that ...


Seventy Percent of Americans Think It’s Harder to Get Rich Now Than It Used to be

RISMEDIA, February 1, 2010—A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. shows that the majority of Americans think wealth is beyond their reach and that it won't be easier to get rich any time soon. The poll, conducted by Princeton Survey ...


Around the Home – Take Time to Get Organized and Create a Stress-Free Haven

RISMEDIA, January 30, 2010—(MCT)—"The place where you feel happy." In an interview in Esquire magazine, that's how novelist Salman Rushdie described "home." After a busy day or a long time away, most of us look forward to just being home, ...


Getaways – More Adventure Opportunities Sought by Travelers

RISMEDIA, January 29, 2010—Adventure tourism is growing as fast as a zip liner on the fly. According to a 2008 survey conducted by the Travel Industry Association of America, nearly one half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have ...


Timing Is Everything – Save Money by Timing Your Purchases

RISMEDIA, January 28, 2010—(MCT)—It seems that for every purchase, there is a discount season, and most people generally know they can get a deal by timing some purchases to a season—to buy when demand is low or supply is high. ...


Don’t Let Your Guard Down When Preparing Your Tax Return

RISMEDIA, January 27, 2010—(MCT)—Nothing about taxes is easy, and deciding how to fill out your return is no exception. Should you hire a tax preparer or do it yourself? Go with one of the free online options or stick with ...


Punxsutawney Phil to ‘Text’ His Groundhog Day Prediction

RISMEDIA, January 26, 2010—Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on February 2, 2010. ...


A Little Organization Can Save a Lot of Money

RISMEDIA, January 25, 2010—(MCT)—Do you find that money "slips through your fingers" or you're constantly surprised it runs out before the month ends? That might be a signal that you earn too little, spend too much—or maybe you're simply ...


Around the Home – Starting a Home Exercise Program

RISMEDIA, January 23, 2010—(MCT)—A few years ago, Barb Lito and her husband decided to bite the bullet and buy some home exercise equipment. "We both had gym memberships, but with demanding jobs and family commitments, we were not making the ...


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