ARE YOU FOOLISH TO POINT OUT ALL THE FLAWS WHEN YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE?
It's wise to be truthful. Apart from the moral aspects, you'll actually find that it makes selling your house easier. A forthright admission of septic tank trouble, for instance, will gain-- not lose-- the confidence of a serious prospect. And, in any case, your honesty will avoid nasty misunderstandings as well as the possibility of a law suit charging misrepresentation.Read Article
HOW CAN YOU FIND A GOOD APPLIANCE REPAIR MAN?Read Article
DO YOUR INSURANCE BENEFICIARIES NEED CHANGING?
Even though you have adequate life insurance coverage to protect your family, your beneficiaries may not receive the proceeds as you now intend, or as needed by them. Circumstances change, so every year or two review your beneficiary arrangements with these questions in mind:Read Article
DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO USE RENTAL EQUIPMENT?
More than 500 different items you need only occasionally can now be rented at surprisingly low cost; you pay as little as $1 to $2 an hour-- or up to $10 a day, on the average-- for items that otherwise would cost you as much as $500, sometimes more, to buy and own.Read Article
SHOULD YOU TRADE YOUR HOME IN ON A NEW ONE?
The point of a trade-in is to make a quick, sure sale when you don't want to be paying for the new house while you're still paying for the old one. Your equity is released quickly and without fuss, and you are free to move into your new home within 90 days-- often sooner.Read Article
DO YOU NEED SPECIAL INSURANCE FOR YOUR VALUABLES?
The chances are that you do. To make sure, take an inventory to see just what "valuables" you own. Don't stop with obvious items like jewelry and furs. Double-check any other high-cost property-- stamp and coin collections, cameras and darkroom paraphernalia, antique furniture, really good paintings, a basement full of woodworking equipment. Then look over your insurance policies to see how much protection you are already paying for.Read Article
CAN YOU SATISFY A SPECIALIZED MUSIC INTEREST WITH A RECORD CLUB?
The answer is definitely yes! If you like to swing to the beat of the jazz bands or waltz to a full string orchestra, here's a way. Simply check your favorite area of music on a record club form-- and the kind of music you like is available to you.Read Article
THE BETTER HOMES & GARDENS GUIDE TO PAINTING ANYTHING!
Is there a paint job in your future? If so, don't panic --there are many paints now available that can make a novice look like an old pro. There has been increased emphasis on the development of finishes that are easy to use and practically foolproof. With the right paint you'll get the job done faster and easier, and attain long-lasting and attractive results.Read Article
CAN A FAST DRIVER EVER BE A SAFE DRIVER?
The world is full of people who drive a car fast-- right at the legal speed limits mile after mile, on highways and on city streets. When they can get by with it, they hunch a little or a lot above the limits.Read Article
HOW TO GET THE MAXIMUM WEAR OUT OF YOUR TIRES
Common sense, good maintenance, and an occasional visual inspection are the keys to tire economy. Check inflation at least once a month, oftener on trips.Read Article
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD YOUR CAR HAVE BEFORE YOU PULL A TRAILER?
Almost any make or model car will pull a trailer. But if you plan to do much trailer towing, your car should be specially equipped for the job. The special equipment necessary is determined by the frequency of towing and by the loaded weight of the trailer in relation to car weight.Read Article
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CAR WARRANTY ALIVE
The best way is to have your car properly serviced at regular intervals, and keep complete records of everything that is done. But first you should know how long the warranty remains in force and what it covers.Read Article
BEWARE: HIDDEN THREAT TO YOUNG EYES
Just about the time a child enters first grade, the education of his eyes is completed. They have learned, after six years of diligent practice (for no one is born with good vision), to perceive sharp details, to work as a team, and to focus on an object, whether close or far away, that the brain has singled out for attention. ...Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
A report to the family man on products for the home, auto, shop, and garden.Read Article
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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY A COLOR TELEVISION
For years you may have wanted to buy a color television but have been concerned about high price, performance of the set, and relatively high service charges. But you need not be concerned today.Read Article
THREE WORLD'S FAIR HOUSES!
An exclusive presentation of the houses created by Royal Barry Wills Associates, Edward Durell Stone, and Jack Pickens Coble for the House of Good Taste. Built by D. Fortunato, Inc.Read Article
HERE'S A VERY UP-TO-DATE TRADITIONAL HOUSE
HERE'S A VERY UP-TO-DATE TRADITIONAL HOUSE And because it is up to date, we've included it in our Editors' Choice series. Home builders are duplicating it in all the cities listed on the next spread and you're invited to visit one of these models.Read Article
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE LAUNDRY AREA?
Yes, we've done away with the old-fashioned laundry area and replaced it with a bright, up-to-date, complete clothes care center. And here's what it can mean to you. You'll have a spot for laundering, sewing, ironing, gift wrapping, flower arranging.Read Article
MORE FOR YOUR TRAVEL DOLLAR!
The travel industry is cooperating with Better Homes & Gardens in providing additional information on the tours highlighted here. After indicating on the coupon below what travel ideas interest you most, either paste the coupon on a post card or slip it into an envelope. Send to Better Homes and Gardens, Travel Bureau S, Des Moines, Iowa. Be sure to use the code number for each tour, and print your complete return address clearly.Read Article
FOOD IDEAS FOR FAMILY TRAVEL
Food for family travel can be simple to organize and fun to prepare and eat. Advance planning and careful shopping will assure well-balanced, interesting meals that the family will chalk up as high lights of a trip.Read Article
SEPTEMBER GARDENING WHERE YOU LIVE!
I am moving to the Orlando, Florida, area soon and I would appreciate it if you would tell me what fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs I could plant.Read Article
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO WEED YOUR LAWN
If you failed to start early this spring to eradicate the dandelions and plantain from your lawn, it still is not too late to clear the field by fall and be ahead of the game next spring. The backbreaking drudgery of digging these pests out of the lawn has been eliminated with the advent of 2,4-D, the selective herbicide that will clear out the broadleaved plants without damaging the turf.Read Article
HOW TO LAUNCH A SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM
PTAs ought to be in on the planning of new schools from the beginning. Every decision connected with building a new school will be better, and certainly more easily sold to the voters when the time comes to raise the money, if parents' groups are deeply involved in the project.Read Article
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THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Christine observes that a woman of 29 is still concerned about improving on Nature, but after 30 she begins to worry about just holding her own.Read Article