CAN A BANK TELL ANYONE ELSE ABOUT YOUR ACCOUNT?
Most banks regard their depositor relationships as confidential-- similar to those between doctors and patients or lawyers and clients. Some banks will make no disclosures about a depositor's account unless he has authorized them to do so or has given the bank as a credit reference.Read Article
WHEN SHOULD PARENTS HELP SUPPORT NEWLYWEDS?
Whenever there's a genuine need. But as soon as the young couple can do without support, they should be allowed and expected to earn their own way.Read Article
WHY DOES YOUR WIFE'S LIFE INSURANCE COST LESS THAN YOURS?Read Article
WILL YOU AVOID THESE RETIREMENT PITFALLS?
Your time, your money, and your health are the Big Three problems after you retire. Indeed, there's such a close relationship that a serious wrong decision in any one of them is likely to affect the other two.Read Article
HOW MUCH AUTO LIABILITY INSURANCE DO YOU REALLY NEED?
Enough to protect your family's financial resources-- present and future. A young man starting a promising career with $2,500 in personal assets and a $6,000 annual income is as vulnerable as the family with $50,000 in assets and a $17,000 income. A $50,000 settlement against either man would erase their assets. But in the case of the younger wage earner, the court may order his employer to withhold money from his salary for as long as it takes to pay off the settlement. ContinuedRead Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Is your lawn suffering from bald spots? This clever little tool will make the reseeding job easy and effective.Read Article
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HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR FAMILY FOR CAMPING
A camping vacation for your family is not only the most economical way to go, it's wonderfully freewheeling and relaxing. Especially if you're equipped with one of the many kinds of camping vehicles.Read Article
WHAT YOUR FAMILY SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EMPHYSEMA
Take a moment to consider this important health question: Which respiratory disease today kills or cripples more Americans than any other?Read Article
JUST WHAT ARE YOU WORTH TODAY?
On this page is a checklist of all the vital ingredients of family money management. Only by coordinating these into a total program can you accomplish the most within your means. The key to such a program is a systematic annual review, which tells you where you stand.Read Article
A GROWING BOY NEEDS A GROWING ROOMRead Article
CLIP OUT THESE THINGS YOU'D NEVER THINK TO DO IF INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT
Most motorists know the basic steps to take if involved in an accident, but to refresh your memory we have printed them below. In addition we have listed ten equally important-- but not-so-basic-- things you might not think to do. We suggest you tear out this page and keep it handy.Read Article
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET A CAR READY FOR A TRIP--10 IMPORTANT TIPS
If you're planning a trip by auto, the smartest preparation is to make sure your car is in first-rate mechanical condition for highway driving. Usually this means having a professional put the car into top shape.Read Article
ANIMAL BINGO--MAKES A TRIP GO BETTERRead Article
HOW TO MAKE YOUR RECORDS LAST LONGER
Although modern records rarely wear out or break, they do grow old before their time with rough handling. But proper care will keep them sounding brilliant for years.Read Article
TODAY'S MIRACLE FABRICS, FIBERS, FINISHES--AND FASHION
Miracles of science are an everyday part of our world today-- and home furnishings has more than its share of the miracles! Consider the world of man-made materials. Gone is the day when synthetics bore the connotation of "second-best" or "substitute." Today we welcome a synthetic into our home for what it is-- a scientific synthesis of different ingredients to give us a totally new material, specifically made to do a particular job better.Read Article
A 2,084-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE--BY THE EDITORS OF BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
Are you bored with new homes that try to shoehorn your family into yesterday's living patterns, skimp on storage, ignore the outdoors? Well, we are too-- so study the next ten pages carefully.Read Article
QUICK SUMMER COLOR FOR PROBLEM SPOTS
Closest thing to a cure-all for garden-variety headaches is color! To prove it, we've taken 20 of the toughest landscaping situations facing any homeowner-- then remedied them with injections of color in the form of fast-growing, fast-blooming plants that are readily available. This month, we tackle the first ten problem spots-- next month, ten more. In all cases, investment of time and money is small.Read Article
THIS KITCHEN FITS THE SPACE YOU HAVE!
Here's a kitchen that packs itself into a small space but still manages to have a clean, contemporary, uncluttered look. Simple but richly textured and colorful materials bring to life the uncomplicated design of cabinets and counters. Efficiency isn't sacrificed for the sake of good looks, either.Read Article
VERY VERSATILE KITCHEN DIVIDERS
Each of these three types of dividers does three jobs: organizes traffic... simplifies serving... saves cleanup time. And each is distinctively styled to blend harmoniously with the rest of the house.Read Article
CAN YOU REDUCE THE NOISE IN YOUR KITCHEN?
Here are very simple ways to eliminate many of the annoying little noises in most kitchens. Of course, if you're building a new home-- or making a major remodeling-- you'll want to go all the way! Big things are happening in sound conditioning. Consult your contractor or building materials dealer to bring you up to date. In the meantime--Read Article
NOW--CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING FOR "IMPOSSIBLE" HOUSES
Until recently, central air conditioning was wedded to heating systems in a shotgun marriage. Unless your house was warmed by forced air, it was not a likely candidate for central cooling. Homeowners with radiant heating had three choices: rip open walls to install the needed ducts; cool individual rooms with window or through-the-wall air conditioners-- or swelter.Read Article
HOW TO ORDER PLANS FOR HOUSES AND PROJECTSRead Article
Between the disappearance of Betty Lamps and the advent of the gas lamp and, later, the electric light bulb, kerosene lanterns were household necessities. Their use, in fact, persisted well into the twentieth century and even now some families in isolated areas still make daily use of them.Read Article
EVER TRIED YOUR HAND AT TOMATOES?Read Article
A IS FOR A-FRAME--AND A LOT OF FUNRead Article
TWO FOR THE SHOW CALADIUMS AND BEGONIAS
Wherever you live, you can grow these two summertime favorites: one for tropical foliage, another for camellia-like bloomsRead Article
FRANK CUT-UPS!Read Article
BUILD THESE BENCHES FOR PATIO OR DECKRead Article
HOW INDIVIDUAL CAN A ROOM BE?Read Article
A PLACE TO WORKOUT--OR JUST WORKRead Article
LIGHTS FROM POTSRead Article
NORTH AMERICA'S BEST CAMPING VACATIONS
Not so long ago, family camping often was a cross between a marathon cookout and a physical fitness test. Now, with fast-working ways to set up camp and keep it running smoothly, families are spending more time on the special attractions they came to see. In case you've run short on tempting places to visit, we've put together this sampler of top camping spots-- and the best ways to enjoy them. For details, see page 146.Read Article
WHEN TO WATER?
Whether you live in a drought-plagued area where you are obliged to observe water restrictions-- or in an area where water is plentiful-- you should be concerned with conserving water. Here are guideposts to help you get the most from water you have-- and for least money.Read Article
A SHADY WAY TO EXPAND OUTDOOR LIVINGRead Article
SHOPPING EDITOR'S CHOICE
Discover the fun and convenience of shopping by mail! You can order with complete confidence any of the items shown: each company will refund your money if you're not delighted.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
An efficiency expert who is interviewing our office staff told Alice Sanford two things: 1) she apparently has nothing to do, and 2) she is taking 43 per cent too long to do it.Read Article