Business: A Guide to Economizing

For most American families, inflation is rising faster than income. But some of the loss in buying power can be recouped through a little relatively painless economizing. Herewith an eight-point guide, distilling the advice of consumer-affairs specialists and home economists, to help a middle-income family earning about $13,000 a year save more than $1,000.

1) Grow vegetables in the backyard. A 15-ft. by 25-ft. garden planted with tomatoes, carrots, snap beans, peas, celery, spinach, lettuce, parsley and beets can produce about $350 worth of fresh vegetables at today's prices. Any surplus can be home-canned or frozen.

2) Buy a supermarket chain's house...

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