Washington, DC (NAPSI) - According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than 101 million income tax refunds were issued in 2013, averaging $2,651 each. The average was a couple hundred dollars more for taxpayers who elected to have their refund directly deposited into a bank account.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - The family entertainment network INSP has expanded its commitment to veterans by partnering with the congressionally chartered United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration and by providing the network’s video, entitled “Thank You For Your Service,” an homage to Vietnam Veterans.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - There’s good news for parents with college-age children. Investing the time and effort to find money for college can pay dividends when it comes to covering the costs of higher education.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - When it comes to prepping outdoor equipment for winter storage, even an optimist knows that a gas tank that’s half full is bad news.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 150,000 American Indian and Alaskan Native veterans throughout the United States. The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress invites these men and women to share their unique stories of military experience.

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - If earning some extra money for holiday gifts sounds like a good idea, you may want to go direct to direct selling.

Washington, DC (NAPSI) - One year ago, Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the densely populated Eastern seaboard. It brought with it a 13-foot storm surge and 115-mph sustained winds. Many residents were unprepared for a storm of this magnitude.