How much life insurance do you need to protect your family?
As much as it takes to assure a normal life for them. There should be enough money to prevent financial worries, to allow your wife to be a full-time mother during the years she is most needed, and to give your children a good education.Read Article
How can you fatten up your family nest egg?
Once you've accumulated some cash, you can pick from several saving programs that will help it grow. But before you settle on any savings program, be sure you know what each one will do.Read Article
Are blue chips always safe investments?
No investment is always safe, but in the long run, blue chips are often your safest stock purchase. That's because they're shares in companies that are known for their high quality, widely accepted products, and for their ability to make money and pay dividends.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Short on trunk space in your car? Try this for size. This new type spare tire isn't much larger than the wheel itself and takes only about half the space needed for a conventional tire and wheel.Read Article
HOW TO SHOP FOR PANELING
Since paneling is large in size and wide in variety, even a big well-equipped retail outlet can stock only a small percentage of what's available. At a discount-type building-supply store that serves a booming suburb, for example, the inventory is tailored to the needs of do-it-yourself homeowners. You see only a little raw construction lumber, but there are stacks and racks and bins of paneling in a variety of woods-- everything from natural birch to something called "blue mink."Read Article
VITAL CAR ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VACATION
So you're going on a trip. You've checked and double-checked and are convinced that everything the family could possibly need is ready to be loaded. But have you packed for your car? If not, devote a few minutes to it and be prepared to turn what could be a real emergency into a minor inconvenience.Read Article
SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO EUROPE?
It's certainly a family project worth considering, particularly once your youngsters have reached their teens. But Europe abounds in interests and activities for children of any age, and even grade-school kids can benefit greatly from this exciting and educational experience. ...Read Article
A COMPACT CONTEMPORARY WITH EXCEPTIONAL STYLE
Here's an eye-catching contemporary that really breaks away from the herd. In 1,852 square feet, it has the kind of architectural excitement you'd expect to find only in a much larger, more expensive house.Read Article
100 IDEAS UNDER $100
Here it is-- our fifth annual collection of great ideas to make your home more livable and lookable, inside and out! Many of these ideas are from our 1966 $100 Home Improvement Idea Contest (for names, see page 122). Furnish your own labor and you can have any idea in this collection for under $100 in materials. Of course if you have the job done, total cost will depend on such variables as labor costs in your area and the preliminary work the project entails.Read Article
EVER HEAR OF COUCHING?
Even if you've never embroidered before, you can master couching in no time! You simply draw with yarn, then attach yarn to fabric at even intervals with a second thread-- usually with the same color, in a mercerized weight.Read Article
HOW A LITTLE OLD KITCHEN BECAME A BIG SUCCESSRead Article
PARTIES A GO-GO!
Want to entertain for friends planning far-flung trips? Or give your gourmet club a special treat? Or throw a geography-go-round party for young students who'll arrive decked out in a paper version of the national dress of each country?Read Article
BEAUTIFUL COVER-UPSRead Article
JULY GARDENING WHERE YOU LIVE!
Propagation of shrubs. Most shrubs can be increased by taking softwood cuttings this month. If you have a favorite shrub or several kinds that you would like more of, you can probably get as many starts as you can possibly use off one large specimen plant.Read Article
HOW TO PLANT THOSE SMALL CORNERS
If you want your garden or patio to do you proud, you can't cut corners. Instead, beautify those small, open areas with greenery. As a rule, the simpler the handling, the better. A nicely shaped plant with possibly a boulder or ground cover added is usually ample to make the corner a focal point.Read Article
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COOL AND COMPATIBLE CAFES
Cafe curtains, which originated in the old-time coffee houses of France, are among the most popular of all window treatments today. Just name the hood you wish to create, and cafes will do the job. They're specially appropriate in summer when you want your windows to have a light, airy look.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
Although children once "hid behind their mother's skirt," Grandma Hillis says this year's fashions are much too brief to support any such accusation.Read Article