Do you really benefit from bank credit-card plans?
The answer is yes-- providing you use bank credit cards in the same budget-conscious way you use any form of credit. One of their strongest points is versatility; you can purchase goods and services-- from corsages to car repairs-- at any retail establishment in your bank's credit or charge-card plan.Read Article
How can you turn your hobby into a business?
Converting your hobby into a business is much simpler than you might expect. And besides getting the chance to make money doing something you enjoy, you also can deduct expenses you're already incurring from your income tax.Read Article
HOW TO SHOP FOR YEAR-ROUND HEATING COMFORT
If your house is old enough to need a new forced-air furnace, just about any unit you buy will be an improvement. Today's models are quieter, cleaner, more efficient than their grandparents of 15 or 20 years ago.Read Article
ENGINE TUNE-UPS--WHAT THEY SHOULD INCLUDE AND WHEN YOUR CAR NEEDS ONE
The big question in the minds of most motorists is how often a tuneup is really needed. And the manufacturers haven't done much to clarify the point in the owners' manuals. In fact, regular tune-ups are not required by any of the auto manufacturers to keep the extended warranties in effect.Read Article
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DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE TO BE HEARD!
This is your second chance to make your opinions on today's urgent money management problems count. Like our first questionnaire (in the October issue), this one will furnish us information that's vital to a well-balanced editorial program. Because it cuts across several money management areas, you'll want to make it as much of a family project as you can.Read Article
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23 BEAUTIFUL, PRACTICAL WALL TREATMENTS
Today, most anything goes on a wall: vinyl, wood, carpeting, tile, paint, paper, foil, bamboo, burlap, fiber glass, cork, felt, linoleum. Improved application methods make them simple to apply-- durable finishes insure longer wear.Read Article
SEVEN SUBDIVISION HOUSES--HOW THEY GREW
Hollin Hills is a Virginia suburb of Washington, D. C. About 400 families live there. Building began-- as in many other places-- in 1949, and it hasn't stopped yet.Read Article
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN
Any child old enough to be entrusted with a pair of scissors should find these two projects fun and easy to do. And when he's finished, he'll really have something-- to give, to bedeck the house, or to sell for a neighborhood fund-raising project. Ingredients for ornaments? String, glue, and water-base paint. Just as satisfying (and far less messy) are those paper posies that require no planting or hoeing-- they're inexpensive, too.Read Article
A VERY SPECIAL TWO-STORY HOUSE
Here's a house you can adapt to any mode of living that suits you-- whether you dress for dinner or lounge around in sneakers. In 2,350 square feet, you get lots of airy openness, yet plenty of privacy where it really counts.Read Article
A BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN IN EVERY WAY!
Designed for family living, this kitchen is sure to brighten your spirits and lighten your work. Dashing blues laced with red and white lure everyone-- both family and guests-- to join the fun. This room is ready to take it, too, with plenty of space for two or twenty to work and chat around the giant, 3x9-foot island. All surfaces were chosen to withstand hard use-- and come up smiling with minimum care.Read Article
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STITCH-AND-PASTE TABLE SETTINGS
These swirling pseudo-flowers are cut from the same geometric print used for the runner. To create windblown effect, glue two thicknesses of the material together-- first inserting a thin piece of flower-arranging wire between the layers.Read Article
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GARDENING THIS MONTH
Winter protection of roses. Garden roses, whether hybrid teas or grandifloras, need some protection against freezing temperatures. Even the hardy floribundas cannot be expected to survive completely unless they are given some covering.Read Article
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WHAT'S YOUR BEST WAY TO SEE EUROPE?
The best part of going to Europe is the sheer excitement of it all, which starts even as you make your plans and surges to a fever pitch when your jet soars across the foreign coastline, your shortest night behind you, the brilliant morning sky ahead.Read Article
SHOPPING EDITOR'S CHOICE FOR CHRISTMAS
Now's the time to start your holiday shopping, and there's no better way than to browse through these many pages of gift ideas. Order with confidence: each firm will refund your money if you're not delighted.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Although he grudgingly endorses the City Council's plan to spend $10 million for a new auditorium, Pat O'Leary says he hopes the city fathers will repair his street so he can get there.Read Article