CAN YOU SAVE ANY MONEY ON HOME REPAIR SERVICES?
Yes, indeed, and the way to start is to cut out unnecessary service calls, operate your appliances properly, and apply a little stitch-in-time preventive maintenance to forestall king-size repair bills later on.Read Article
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DOES IT PAY TO MAKE A SMALL INVESTMENT IN REAL ESTATE?
One common first-time real estate investment consists of renting out your old house when you move into a new one. Sometimes you may be pushed into renting because you can't sell your home for what it cost you. But if you rent it at least a year and then sell it, you often can treat any lower selling price as a tax loss. Meanwhile, of course, the rental helps increase the dollar value of your equity and perhaps even pays off the mortgage, while continuing to take care of upkeep, property taxes, and mortgage interest.Read Article
WHO PAYS WHEN A VISITOR GETS HURT ON YOUR PROPERTY?
It depends on who the visitor is and what, if anything, you did to protect him. Your legal responsibility is greatest when a child has been invited to your home. His life and safety are then wholly entrusted to your care, and the law requires you to safeguard him from even the most commonplace mishaps that might befall a child. But say the child is uninvited-- that he is trespassing on your property. Even then, the laws of many states hold you responsible for his safety under the "attractive nuisance" rule.Read Article
FARM BELLS AND SCHOOL BELLS
The agricultural revolution with its trend toward almost complete mechanization and its continuing displacement of farm hands by machines is relegating the age-old farm bell to the limbo of the past. No longer, except in increasingly isolated cases, does its sonorous voice summon farm laborers to lunch or sound the end of a day's toil.Read Article
A HOUSE TO FIT THAT PROBLEM LOT
Architect Peter Gray Scott designed this house to meet the needs of his own family of four-- and he included two-bath convenience, three bedrooms, beam ceilings, and most of all, low-maintenance materials in an economical 1,000-foot package.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
With this attachment you can convert an electric hand saw to a chain saw in minutes!Read Article
WHAT RECORDS CAN DO FOR YOUR CHILD
The most important thing that you as a parent can remember in introducing your child to music is that you cannot make a child enjoy your musical taste in recordings. For instance, it would be foolish to imagine that a five-year-old would get the same enjoyment that his parents might from a Wagnerian soprano.Read Article
GOOD FURNITURE BUYS UNDER $100Read Article
A COMPLETE ROUNDUP OF 1966 CAR COMFORT OPTIONS
The 1966 car customer will find a variety of special-use items available to make motoring easier and more comfortable.Read Article
A SPECIAL REPORT ON A NEW SAFETY CONCEPT--ROAD SIGNS THAT TALK!
Imagine cruising down the highway and suddenly hearing on your car radio: "Slow down dangerous intersection ahead." Sounds like science fiction, but it might very well happen-- and in the not-too-distant future.Read Article
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HOW TO TALK ABOUT MONEY WITH A DOCTOR
Considering how budget-conscious most families are, it's remarkable how often they hesitate to broach to a doctor the subject of his medical fees. It's still more remarkable how often the doctor also avoids the subject if he possibly can. As a result, the relationship of doctor and patient is sometimes ruffled needlessly by misunderstandings about money.Read Article
100 IDEAS UNDER $100
Help yourself to our third big package of low-cost ideas for inside, outside, all around the house! With you supplying the elbow-grease, each project shown should amount to less than $100 for materials. (Prices may vary in different areas, however, so check before you begin.) Here and on pages to follow, you'll find full-color pictures representing a fortune (self-made!) in fresh, better-living ideas-- everything from welcome mats to wall-to-wall storage.Read Article
CAN YOU JUDGE A SQUASH BY ITS COVER?
You certainly can! The colorful winter squash tribe comes in all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes. Some varieties are smooth in appearance-- others are rough or "warted." Economical, easy to prepare, and remarkably versatile, winter squash are mighty good eating!Read Article
THESE CHILDREN'S ROOMS ARE COLORFUL AND CAREFREE!Read Article
EATING AREAS THAT DON'T EAT UP SPACE!Read Article
HANDYMAN HOW-TO PATCH A PANEL
Repairing a hollow core door or a hardboard panel is easier than you might think, if you use the technique shown here.Read Article
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WHAT IF THINGS GO WRONG WITH AN FHA HOUSE?
The crucial date is September 2, 1964. If you bought the house before that date, the FHA can help you only up to a point-- by putting pressure on the builder-- and this only if you bought the home new. But if you bought the house on or since that date, the FHA is authorized to pay the repair bill for any major defect "that seriously affects the livability of the property."Read Article
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THESE PANTRIES STORE PLENTY!Read Article
KEYS TO CARPET BUYING
What's new with carpets? Just about everything-- new styles and colors, new developments in fibers, even new methods of manufacturing. Today, more than ever before, you stand an excellent chance of getting a serviceable carpet you'll enjoy for years, at a price you can easily afford. But before you shop, know exactly what you want and need in the way of color, texture, design, and quality.Read Article
TEEN-AGERS ALL LOVE SLUMBER PARTIES
If yours is the home that's been sighted as the scene of a slumber party, there are a few things you should know before you find yourself confronted with a dozen teen-agers all armed with pajamas and "girl-talk" they've been storing up for months.Read Article
WHAT A TRAVEL AGENT CAN DO FOR YOU AT NO EXTRA COST
"Do-it-yourself" is frequent smart practice around house, but when it comes to cation travel, help from a fessional travel agent can of be far more rewardingan-- and usually doesn't cost a cent ...Read Article
WHY SHOULD SO MANY PEOPLE BE AFRAID TO TRAVEL?
There's no reason for anyone of any age to be afraid, provided he or she is in reasonably good health. Traveling does not need to be strenuous when a trip is well planned. Even dietary restrictions can be handled without too much difficulty in most parts of the world.Read Article
INSURANCE: ARE YOU COVERED IF YOU LOAN YOUR CAR TO A FRIEND AND HE WRECKS IT?
"Yes" if you carry proper insurance to cover both your liability and the damage that may be done to your car. However, use caution when loaning your car to anyone, as it may prove costly to you in both dollars and the loss of friendship through misunderstanding.Read Article
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WHAT'S THE CURRENT PICTURE ON COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID?
Faced with today's mounting tuition costs, many parents feel they can't afford to put their high-school graduate through college. Actually, the college-cost picture isn't as grim as it first appears.Read Article
HOW TO BUDGET NOW FOR NEXT YEAR'S VACATION
There's only one way: treat it as a basic expense and not as a luxury item. After all, vacations are a very important part of your family's happiness and well-being.Read Article
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FRESH USES FOR SILVER
Something about the rich glow of silver enhances and reflects the delicate beauty of flowers. If you possess special vases and silver containers, all well and good! If not, look over your silver collection and see what bowls and serving pieces might double for flower arranging.Read Article
THE SIMPLE FACTS ABOUT MEDICARE
Despite the millions of words that have been written on Medicare, you may still have doubts about how the new law will affect your family. Here are the answers to common, basic questions recently posed by readers:Read Article
Good old games with brand-new twists
Children's parties don't change ... much from generation to ... but the children And the quaint little games ... may have played as children would never do for the ... generation. But with a ... imagination, the same old ... games can be updated to ... the interest, of today's ...Read Article
SHOPPING BY MAIL
Discover the ease of shopping by mail! Order with complete confidence. Each firm will refund your money if you're not thoroughly pleased.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
The family insists I need a new overcoat this year. The one I have is still perfectly good, but its exact duplicate showed up on Edward G. Robinson in an old TV movie the other night.Read Article