eHow: Users Looking For Financial Advice

Santa Monica-based eHow, an online "how to" site owned by Demand Media, said Wednesday that the firm is seeing an increase in economy and personal finance related articles, due to the economy. According to the site, in the last six months, it has seen a 84% increase in searches for articles on finding health insurance after losing a job, networking, saving money on utilities, and cutting expenses. eHow operates a site where users can write and find various how to articles; the firm said it now has over 500,000 how to articles, and 100,000 how to videos posted on the site. Demand Media is the well funded Internet media venture of former Intermix CEO and MySpace Chairman Richard Rosenblatt.