Business Hints for Men and Women

by

By Alfred Rochefort Calhoun

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Contents

Chapter I - Common Sense Farming

  • 1. Wealth, Land and Labor.
  • 2. Money.
  • 3. Sources of Wealth.
  • 4. The Farmer, a Producer, and Seller.
  • 5. Business Methods Essential.

Chapter II - Documents You Should Understand

  • 1. Deeds.
  • 2. Abstracts of Title.
  • 3. Parties to a deed.
  • 4. Different deeds.
  • 5. Making a deed.
  • 6. Recording deeds.

Chapter III - Forms Of Deeds And Mortgages

  • 1. Trust deeds.
  • 2. As to mortgages.
  • 3. Mortgage forms.
  • 4. Payments.
  • 5. Assignments.
  • 6. Redemption of mortgages.
  • 7. Equity of redemption.

Chapter IV - Wills

  • 1. Two kinds.
  • 2. Limitations of wills.
  • 3. How to make a will.
  • 4. On executive duties.
  • 5. Administrators.
  • 6. Debts.
  • 7. Final settlement.

Chapter V - Letter Writing

  • 1. Business letters.
  • 2. The heading.
  • 3. Forms.
  • 4. The greeting.
  • 5. Body of letter.
  • 6. Ending a letter.
  • 7. Materials.
  • 8. Letters of introduction, etc.

Chapter VI - Bills, Receipts And Accounts

  • 1. Bills for goods.
  • 2. Bills for labor.
  • 3. Discounting bills.
  • 4. Forms of receipts.
  • 5. What is an order?

Chapter VII - Who Should Keep Accounts?

  • 1. An account with crops.
  • 2. Workingman's account.
  • 3. Other records.
  • 4. Copies.

Chapter VIII - As To Banks

  • 1. National banks.
  • 2. Banks as lenders.
  • 3. Interest on deposits.
  • 4. Check and deposit banks.
  • 5. How to draw a check.
  • 6. Certificates of deposit.
  • 7. Use of checks.

Chapter IX - Savings Banks

  • 1. How business is conducted.
  • 2. How to deposit.
  • 3. How account grows.
  • 4. Limit of deposit.
  • 5. How to draw money.
  • 6. Savings bank revenues.

Chapter X - Notes Drafts

  • 1. Definition and illustration.
  • 2. Days of grace.
  • 3. Indorsing notes.
  • 4. Negotiable notes.
  • 5. Joint notes.
  • 6. Discounting notes.
  • 7. Interest on notes.
  • 8. Protests.
  • 9. Notices.
  • 10. Accommodations.
  • 11. Lost notes.
  • 12. Notes about notes.

Chapter XI - A Draft

  • 1. To make a draft.
  • 2. Forms.
  • 3. For collection.
  • 4. Dishonor.
  • 5. Protests.
  • 6. Buying drafts.
  • 7. A good plan.
  • 8. Good as cash.

Chapter XII - Just Money

  • 1. What is money?
  • 2. United States money.
  • 3. Metal money.
  • 4. Paper money.
  • 5. Bank notes.
  • 6. "Greenbacks."
  • 7. Treasury certificates.
  • 8. Worn-out notes.

Chapter XIII - Our Postal Business

  • 1. The department.
  • 2. Rural free delivery.
  • 3. Classified mail matter.
  • 4. Postal rules.
  • 5. Foreign rates.
  • 6. Stamps.
  • 7. Postal cards.
  • 8. Registering letters.
  • 9. Special delivery.
  • 10. Money orders.
  • 11. Cashing P.O. orders.
  • 12. Advice.

Chapter XIV - Telegrams The Telephone

  • 1. Description.
  • 2. Directions.
  • 3. Charges.
  • 4. Telegraphing money.
  • 5. The method.
  • 6. The telephone.

Chapter XV - Business By Express

  • 1. Two kinds.
  • 2. Instructions.
  • 3. The company's duty.
  • 4. Collections by express.
  • 5. C. 0. D. by express.
  • 6. Money by express.
  • 7. Money orders.

Chapter XVI - About Railroads

  • 1. Bills of lading.
  • 2. Express bills.
  • 3. A bill and a draft.
  • 4. Some forms.

Chapter XVII - Taxes

  • 1. Definition.
  • 2. Kinds of taxes.
  • 3. Customs duty.
  • 4. Internal revenue.
  • 5. Stamps.
  • 6. State taxes.
  • 7. Exempt from taxes.
  • 8. Insufficient taxes.
  • 9. Personal property.
  • 10. Town taxes.
  • 11. Payments.
  • 12. Corporation taxes.
  • 13. Taxes in general.
  • 14. The returns.

Chapter XVIII - Contracts Leases Guarantees

  • 1. Requisites to a contract.
  • 2. The consideration.
  • 3. Written and verbal contracts.
  • 4. Forms of contract.
  • 5. Kinds of contract.
  • 6. A lease.
  • 7. As to repairs.
  • 8. Sub-letting.
  • 9. What is a guaranty?
  • 10. A bill of sale
  • 11. Obligations.

Chapter XIX - Life Insurance

  • 1. A definition.
  • 2. How it is done.
  • 3. As an investment.
  • 4. Forms of life insurance.
  • 5. Mutual insurance.
  • 6. Amount of policies.
  • 7. Policies as security.
  • 8. Lapses.
  • 9. Proprietary companies.

Chapter XX - Insurance Fire Accident

  • 1. Like a gambling risk.
  • 2. What is fire insurance?
  • 3. Premiums.
  • 4. Collecting.
  • 5. Insurable property.
  • 6. Mutual companies.
  • 7. Stock companies.
  • 8. Accident insurance.

Chapter XXI - Partnerships

  • 1. Defined.
  • 2. Prepare and sign.
  • 3. Silent partners.
  • 4. Nominal partners.
  • 5. Liability.
  • 6. How to dissolve.
  • 7. Notice necessary.
  • 8. A form.

Chapter XXII - Investments

  • 1. What is an investment?
  • 2. Savings.
  • 3. Capitalists.
  • 4. Stockholders.
  • 5. Kinds of stocks.

Chapter XXIII - Bonds As Investments

  • 1. As to bonds.
  • 2. Sorts of bonds.
  • 3. Railroad bonds.
  • 4. Buying bonds.
  • 5. Requisite in a bond.

Chapter XXIV - Things To Remember

  • 1. Don't deceive yourself.
  • 2. Be sure you are not losing.
  • 3. Weeding out old stock.
  • 4. Dropping worthless accounts.
  • 5. Let your wife know.
  • 6. Children and business.
  • 7. Farmers' sons.

Chapter XXV - Worth Knowing

  • 1. How title is acquired.
  • 2. Over-generosity.
  • 3. Care of wills.
  • 4. Care of all papers.
  • 5. Checks and stubs.
  • 6. Sending away money.
  • 7. Lost in mails.
  • 8. More about notes.

Chapter XXVI - Look Before You Leap

  • 1. As to receipts.
  • 2. Notes in bank.
  • 3. Well to know.
  • 4. Discharging liens.
  • 5. Prompt but not too prompt.
  • 6. Be in no haste to invest.
  • 7. Meet dues promptly.
  • 8. Counting money.
  • 9. Ready money.
  • 10. In traveling.

Chapter XXVII - Contractions And Signs

  • 1. An alphabetical arrangement.

Chapter XXVIII - Words And Phrases Used

  • 1. Defined and alphabetically arranged.

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