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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Fourth of July Tops Charts as Most Popular Outdoor Cooking Holiday

RISMEDIA, June 29, 2010—Fired up for the Fourth; Americans agree Independence Day is the number one holiday for barbecues and outdoor cooking. In fact, 80% of adults say they plan to host or attend a cookout this Fourth of July, ...


Any Way You Tie It, Bow Ties are Back

RISMEDIA, June 28, 2010—(MCT)—Call it nostalgic neckwear if you must, but any way you twist the trend, bow ties are back. Sales of the ties, dismissed for years as a quirky accessory for your old chemistry professor or oddball uncle, ...


Around the Home: Tips for a Great Looking Yard

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2010—Got a hundred bucks and a free weekend? Then you've got what it takes to invest in some yard care improvements. "Some of the best upgrades to your yard can be done with a few dollars ...


Getaways: Top Vacation Rental Hot Spots for 2010

RISMEDIA, June 25, 2010—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities announced the top vacation rental hot spots for 2010, based on TripAdvisor shopping data and site editors. These outstanding vacation rental destinations offer easy access to ...


Two-Thirds of Americans Plan to Vacation This Summer

RISMEDIA, June 24, 2010—While economic news may still not be great, the hallmark of the season - the summer vacation, may not be completely in jeopardy. Two-thirds (66%) of Americans are planning to take a summer vacation this year. This ...


Children Don’t Come Cheap: Report Finds Cost of Raising Kids Up 22 Percent From 1960

RISMEDIA, June 23, 2010—(MCT)—Expecting children? Expect to cough up some big bucks. The grand total for middle-income parents raising one child from birth to age 17 is $222,360, which doesn't include college tuition, according to the recently released U.S. Department ...


5 Tips to Help Reduce Summertime Stress

RISMEDIA, June 22, 2010—Summer invites relaxing times with fun opportunities for escapes, spending more time outdoors, and longer days with thoughts of enjoying time for the things we really want to do. In reality, it is often the busiest time ...


Wireless Wisdom for Kids and Parents

RISMEDIA, June 21, 2010—Today's tech-savvy kids have a world of digital and social media available at their fingertips. They can call, text, e-mail, surf the Web, watch TV and movies, play music and games, take and share pictures and video- ...


Around the Home: Simple Ways to Measure and Curb Your Energy Use

RISMEDIA, June 19, 2010—(MCT)—For many homeowners, electricity use is highest during the summer—that means steeper energy bills are just around the corner. But a lot of the energy you're paying for is squandered through air leaks around doors and windows, ...


Getaways: Avoid Extra Costs When Traveling by Air

RISMEDIA, June 18, 2010—Getting to the airport on time, finding reasonably priced airport parking and departing as scheduled are some of today's toughest challenges. People who flew frequently just a decade ago would rather avoid hassles like heightened airport security, ...


10 Essential Tips for First-Time Cruisers

RISMEDIA, June 17, 2010—This summer, a record number of cruisers are expected to take to the seas, and many of them will be taking a cruise for the first time, prompting Cruise Critic to launch a new Cruise Planning section ...


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: ...


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