WHEN SHOULD YOU ASK A BANK TO HELP WITH REAL MONEY PROBLEMS?
Bring your family money problems to a banker these days, and chances are that he'll try to help you solve them, no matter how little is involved. Even if you're not a depositor, many bankers will give you money management advice simply because they hope you'll eventually take advantage of their services.Read Article
HOW MUCH WILL YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS REALLY BE INCREASED?
Even though you will pay Social Security (F.I.C.A.) tax on the first $6,600 of your earnings this year (up from $4,800 in 1965), the survivors' benefits your family would receive if you die may be only slightly increased. Why? Because your "average monthly wage"-- the basis for determining the amount of Social Security benefits-- remains about the same.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Now you can order cabinet doors custom-fit to your needs. Whether you're building new furniture and dread making doors, or you're face-lifting old furniture or kitchen cabinets, this is a way out.Read Article
$100 HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEA CONTEST
If you have an idea up your sleeve for home improvement-- send it along to us now! It just might be a winner in our $100 Home Improvement Idea Contest. We're handing out a total of $40,000 in prizes to the 400 winners in our four separate contests. All kinds of ideas are welcome-- big and little, strong-arm and crafty. The main thing is that they be functional-- tasteful-- and represent a lot of results for the money invested (under $100). Send us as many different ideas as you like.Read Article
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU DO TO A CAR BEFORE TRADING IT IN?
In broad terms, the value of your trade-in ear is cut, dried, and frozen by the little book in the salesman's pocket which lists the average prices that dealers are giving and getting for specific makes and models. But even though practically all dealers basically go by "the book," the condition of a given car is always important.Read Article
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE SHORT-TRIP CAR
That five-minute run to the grocery store, school, or music lesson is probably the toughest task your automobile has to perform. Modern cars are designed with this kind of use in mind, but sound maintenance and proper driving habits will greatly prolong the life of any car. Bear in mind that no car is really ready to run when first started-- winter or summer. It takes three to five miles of driving, depending on weather conditions, for the components-- engine, drive train, even brakes- to reach operating temperature.Read Article
HOW TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF PACKAGE TOUR BARGAINS
Airlines, steamship lines, and travel agencies offer an amazing array of package tours --from weekend jaunts to 120-day journeys, from budget trips to sky's-the-limit treks with many sight-seeing and entertainment extras. In fact, these package tours, unlike many other packaged consumer items, are highly individualized.Read Article
WHAT CAN A CHILD EXPECT TO EARN IN HIS CHOSEN CAREER?
Here you'll find a broad sampling of the opportunities in major career areas. The figures shown are for present average net incomes before taxes; on the basis of current trends, they may be taken as good indicators of earning potentials in years ahead.Read Article
How to add lasting enjoyment to your home
A really good house is never finished. In fact, it just begins when you move in-- no matter what its age. That's because your family's way of life is constantly changing. Technical innovations, children, more leisure time, and your own new interests-- all these mean modifications, alterations, and additions. Sometimes you have problems to solve-- you need better storage or more kitchen counter space.Read Article
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO HOSPITAL CARE
More than 28 million Americans, about one in seven, will be admitted to the hospital this year. Often the experience will be needlessly distressing because the patient doesn't know what to expect-- of the hospital and its staff or of himself.Read Article
New arrangements--old containers
Don't mislay them-- display them! You'll find those collectibles (objects which are interestingly old-- but not old enough to qualify as bona-fide antiques) are ideal for flower arrangements. Featured here is a sampling of the dramatic effects you can achieve with treasures culled from your attic, basement, the old house that's being torn down, or the white elephant table at the local bazaar.Read Article
BRIGHT EMBROIDERY IDEAS!
Here are sure-sellers to stitch in time for your next bazaar. Anyone who can handle a needle can master the basic stitches-- and the results, as you can see below, are really dashing!Read Article
OUR TRAVEL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS!
Surrounded by bags of questionnaires (left), Bill Hardman-- President of the National Association of Travel Organizations-- picks another winner. That reader, and 49 more like him, won $500 in the Better Homes and Gardens Travel Sweepstakes which ended recently.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
It looks as though I'll be able to take Burt Jr. to the World Series this year. "Just imagine," I said to Christine, "the thrill for a boy seeing his first Series."Read Article