IS A SMALL INVESTMENT IN STOCKS WORTHWHILE?
Most assuredly, provided you don't need the money for anything else. You can start buying stock by putting as little as $40 every three months into the Monthly Investment Plan of the New York Stock Exchange.Read Article
IS IT STILL TOUGH TO GET FINANCING FOR AN OLDER HOME?
Just a few years ago, an existing home selling for $22,000 might be appraised at $19,000, with the lender offering a mortgage of no more than 75 per cent of appraised value. Thus you needed to put up $7,750.Read Article
WHAT DOES IT COST TO SETTLE AN ESTATE?
Settlement costs (including taxes) rarely amount to less than 5 to 10 per cent, and for larger estates these costs could consume up to 25 to 40 per cent because of the higher tax rates. State laws vary, but the following expenses are common:Read Article
A GUIDE TO GARDEN POWER EQUIPMENT
To help you make the most of today's time-and-work-saving power equipment for lawns and gardens, here's a rundown on: what's available, both new designs and improvements on old standbys; what's best for your particular needs; what you can expect to pay, plus tips on how to operate the equipment safely and efficiently.Read Article
NEWS! SUMMER FURNITURE YOU WON'T PUT IN COLD STORAGE
Today's "summer" furniture won't go into hiding when the first snow flies. Instead, these fun and functional pieces will move indoors where they'll look just as much at home in family room, dinette, or enclosed porch as they do now on terrace, patio, or deck. Some of this furniture is even formal enough for a living room.Read Article
Would you like to exercise your ingenuity? Then try devising a lamp from an object which some decorator hasn't already converted into one.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
They look like king-size cooky cutters. But actually they're tools for planting bulbs and seedlings, setting out potted plants, or plugging lawn grass.Read Article
A CUSTOM LOOK--WITH HARDWARE AND MOLDINGS
Give old furniture a new face or give unfinished pieces a custom look. It's easy and economical. Shown here are some of the ways you can make nondescript furniture look really elegant. To achieve the transformation, you can use paint, strip molding and corner arcs, fancy molding, and an assortment of drawer pulls, knobs, latches, hinges, keyhole plates, and panel ornaments.Read Article
VACATION SPECIAL: HOW TO BE RIGHT WHEN DRIVING WITH A CAR-TOP CARRIER, A TRAILER, OR A TRUNK FULL OF LUGGAGE
The average car or station wagon was designed for hauling passengers and light loads. But vacation time often results in a badly overweight car. When you load in the family, a tent, portable stove, ice chest, fishing gear, boat motor, and lots of luggage, you'll note a drastic difference in how your car rides and handles.Read Article
GET YOUR CAR IN SHAPE FOR SUMMER DRIVING
Summer driving makes greater demands on your car-- with longer trips, more high-speed driving, and higher operating temperatures. It's time to get those winter coolants, lubricants, and contaminants removed and fresh new hot-weather replacements installed in their place.Read Article
MORE SUMMER COLOR FOR PROBLEM SPOTS!
As a follow-up to our May story on quick-effect plants for problem spots, here are ten more solutions to the garden areas that give homeowners the greatest landscaping headaches. All our answers call for minimum time and work-- and the plants required are available at your local garden store.Read Article
GREAT NEWS IN FURNITURE THAT WON'T SCUTTLE YOUR BUDGET!
Great decorating starts with a good idea-- and good furniture to carry it out. Today, good furniture needn't mean expensive furniture. With planning, you can find excellent pieces at prices that won't scuttle your budget.Read Article
TWO FOR THE SIZE OF ONE!
From the street, this low-slungcontemporary appears to be a single-level house-- but it packs two full floors and 2,800 square feet into a 50x28-foot area. To include the extra livability without reaching for the sky, the second story is downstairs in what would be the basement of a more ordinary design. The result is a four-bedroom house that's every bit as practical as it is eye-catching, one that takes unusual advantage of a ter raced, rearward sloping lot.Read Article
New England driving is leisurely, especially along the many historic byways. Indeed, that's the most delightful part of a Yankee vacation: you can stop whenever you see an intriguing inn or shop, or find a picturesque scene to paint or photograph. The problem is to choose among all the riches!Read Article
WHAT'S NEW IN TABLE SETTINGS? PLENTY!
Exciting new bandings! Subtle color scheming and intriguing shapes! Imaginative, trend-setting designs! We've collected a treasure-trove of these freshly minted patterns of fine china, casual china, and melamine tableware; accessorized them with the latest in crystal, glassware, and flatware. On these six pages, you'll find dozens of ways to make your table individual and arresting whether it's for a gala party or a family meal. Featured here, a magnificent potpourri of fine china patterns. They're no longer staid and prim ... muted and middle-of-the-road! Quite the contrary. Fascinating innovations in design bring them out of the obscurity of the china cabinet and into daily use. Opposite page: Striking combination of a bisque-etched slim-rim with a center of glazed fine china, this Martinique pattern offers an unusual study in textures, and deft shadings of color.Read Article
A ONE-WALL KITCHEN WITH A ROOM FULL OF IDEAS!Read Article
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF A HALF-DOZEN ROSES
Don't think we're down-grading luxurious floral displays! But during winter scarcity-- or when your garden is going through a temporary lull-- you'll be amazed at the effectiveness of only six carefully arranged blooms.Read Article
A VERY TRICKY TABLE!Read Article
WICKER IS WONDERFUL
Wherever you put it, wicker looks wonderful. Use it to complement the clean lines of contemporary furniture, or lighten the scale of traditional. It's that versatile!Read Article
THERE'S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO PICK A GUITAR
Pardon the play on words, but you do have to pick the right guitar in the store before you learn to "pick" it musically! And with all the different types available, selecting the right one isn't easy. To help you, we've rounded up a bountiful supply of helpful hints and guideposts.Read Article
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COUNTDOWN ON GARDEN PESTS
Garden pests aren't as tough as you might think-- unless they get ahead of you. The trick is to stop them before they get a foothold.Read Article
JUNE GARDENING WHERE YOU LIVE!
Instant roses. Your rose bed may need a few replacements to take care of winter losses. Plants weakened by summer drought may not be showing their usual vigor and probably should be discarded. Perchance you overlooked ordering some of the new varieties, or possibly you preferred to see the new colors at firsthand before placing them near your others. The answer to all of these situations is the potted rose. Your neighborhood garden mart has container-grown roses in full leaf, many with numerous flower buds showing color, and even an occasional one with fully opened blossoms.Read Article
THE SECRET of "PUTTING AWAY"
My daughter called this morning to see if I'd have time to take her 15-year-old to a ... lesson. I'm always glad for time with the grandchildren, so met her after school and ... drove out to Willow Wood.Read Article
HOW TO BE BUFFET BUFF
successful buffet always looks lightfully easy to the guests but, as every hostess knows, can present special hurdles, here's how you can handle the even most common ones with ... greatest of ease.Read Article
WOULD YOU BE SMART TO INSTALL A DUMBWAITER?Read Article
HOW TO SET THE STAGE FOR AN OUTDOOR PARTY
Having an outdoor party? If so, you'll want your lawn and garden to look well-groomed and colorful. A good way to make sure that everything is shipshape the day of the party is to sit down well in advance and make a list of gardening and decorating chores. That way, you can polish off a few things each day. When the first guests arrive, you'll be refreshed and ready to greet them.Read Article
FIVE SUCCESSFUL SHOWERS
When it comes to showers, today's bride favors practicality. ... there's one particular area ... which she'll always welcome helping hand. That's entertaining. We've designed a group showers-- all geared to help answer the young couple's ... needs.Read Article
SMALL--BUT STILL A PLACE TO SIT DOWN
Here are four smart ways you can sneak a desk-level counter into a tiny, unused space in your kitchen. The result: a compact center for telephoning, menu-planning, and club work.Read Article
Here's a collection of the best in tools, tips, and new products to save you time and trouble on dozens of chores around your house. All the ideas are inexpensive, and will pay you back many times over in convenience.Read Article
Stopped crash dieting and lost 97 pounds
... never thought when I went to work in the bakery that I'd turn into a 227-pound cream puff. But that's exactly what happened. Of course, it didn't happen overnight. For fifteen years, I'd been ... My job, however, was what tipped the ... From nine to three, I lived in a world of ... rolls, sugar-coated doughnuts and plump people turnovers.Read 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
We asked Isabel and Bill Norman over to play bridge the other night, but they said we'd have to come to their house. Their daughter is on her honeymoon, and they are gift-sitting with the wedding presents.Read Article