Much of the material here comes directly from the Department of Agriculture's Yearbook and it reads, directly, factually, like a government report protecting consumer interests in the areas of finance (home ownership vs. rentals, loan institutions, mortgages, budgets, insurance, etc.) buying a home (community considerations, structure, lighting, heating, furnishings, flooring, gardens, etc.) food (how priced, packaged, diatetic and nutritional aspects) clothing (care, cut, fabric) and appliances for the home. All of it is as sound as the dollar it doesn't affix to anything thus ensuring the volume's longer term values, nor are there name brands, attesting to disinterestedness. Home economics for the beginner, before he progresses to C.U.