ERIC Number: ED308414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Home Furnishings and Equipment. Money Management.
Baran, Nancy H., Ed.
This booklet provides guidelines for buying major home appliances from ranges and refrigerators to washers and dryers, as well as wood and upholstered furniture, and bedding and floor coverings, with helpful charts to make selection easier. It begins with suggestions on how to furnish within one's means. Next, information on equipping the home with appliances is provided. The booklet then covers the how-tos of buying a phone, choosing a phone service, and purchasing a personal computer and video equipment. The section on furnishings discusses case goods, upholstered furniture, bedding, and floor coverings. The information and guidelines provided here focus on choosing quality and the relationship of quality to price. Other topics include shopping preliminaries, looking for bargains and economizing, buying used furnishings and equipment, and renting furnishings. Consumer information on product warranties, service contracts, and effective complaint handling is also included. Finally, trade associations, businesses, and government agencies that provide information on particular aspects of home furnishings and equipment are listed with their addresses. A listing is appended of some books and pamphlets that are available from these sources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Economics, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Electrical Appliances, Equipment, Furniture, Home Furnishings, Money Management, Purchasing
Money Management Institute, Household International, 2700 Sanders Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 ($1.00; 10% discount on orders over $100.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Household Financial Services, Prospect Heights, IL. Money Management Inst.
Note: For related documents, see ED 306 394-395.