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YOUR HOME IS one of the biggest
investments of your life. Give it
some care with these indoor home-maintenance ideas.
➊ Clean. Dust and dirt accumulate
quickly on flooring, walls, fixtures, sinks,
cabinets and tile. If they’re not wiped
away regularly, they can cause those
surfaces to deteriorate and potentially ruin
➋ Read the labels. Ensure your
cleaning products are compatible with the
finishes of your furniture and appliances to
avoid accidental, yet permanent, damage.
➌ Check detectors. Most smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors have a test fea-
ture. Use it, at least twice a year, to confirm
that the alarm still functions and determine
whether the batteries need to be changed.
➍ Verify fire extinguisher readiness.
Prepare for a fire emergency by checking your
home’s fire extinguishers. Check the expira-
tion date and replace if necessary. Be sure you
THE ONLINE 401(k) offers low-cost,
owner-only retirement plans, exclusively for Executive members.
• Contribute up to $17,500
annually (Roth or pretax) with an
employer contribution option up
• Take a loan against your
401(k), as much as 50 percent of
your account balance, or $50,000,
whichever is less.
• Budget-friendly, tax-deductible plans for just $144 per year.
For more information or to
sign up, go to Costco.com and
search “Nov2013Update” or call
Great deals on
select GM vehicles
NANCY P. WALES, a Costco
member in Oregon, writes, “I
recently decided to buy a new
home and knew it would be best
have the right kind of extinguisher for the con-
tents of each room.
➎ Change the furnace filter. This
depends on the type of furnace you have
and the type of filter you purchase. Check
the filters monthly.
➏ Do an inventory. Note what pieces
of furniture, appliances and electronics are in
each room. Include the make, model, year
and value of each item. Snap photos from a
few different angles. Put the list and photos
in a safe place, away from your home. Or,
store the information online.
Of course, even if you diligently perform
all of the above, stuff happens. When it does,
you want to be sure your home insurance
covers your expenses, and that’s where
home insurance through Ameriprise Auto &
Home Insurance comes in. To get member
pricing for your home, visit Costco.com and
search “protect,” or call 1-888-404-5365.
offer to the seller. It was to be
the fastest and most efficient
mortgage loan process I’ve ever
experienced,” she says.
She also shared the offers
with her real estate agent, who
said, “I’ve never seen terms this
great” and vowed to recommend
the service to all his clients.
Wales, who works in real
estate herself, says the whole
process was “ridiculously easy.”
Services are provided by
First Choice Loan Services, a
New Jersey state-chartered
bank. Rates and results are pro-
vided by participating lenders,
and rates and terms may vary.
For more information, go to
Costco.com and search “simple”
or call 1-800-793-0759.
to get pre-approved for a house
loan first. I noticed a Costco
Connection article describing
how members could obtain
their mortgage loan through the
online financial program. On a
Sunday evening, I completed the
requested information in less
than a half hour. I expected to
be sent only one or two lender
links. Instead, my screen filled
with multiple loan options.”
With the help of her finan-
cial planner, Wales selected one.
She responded online and the
next morning received a phone
call from the loan officer, who
Wales dubbed a “superstar.”
“Within 48 hours, my pre-
approval letter was emailed and
available to present with the
THE COSTCO AUTO Program (CAP) offers
terrific deals on a wide range of vehicles.
Here’s a great one: Between now and
January 2, 2014, Costco members who pur-
chase an eligible vehicle will receive GM
Supplier and Friends Pricing, all publicly
available manufacturer rebates and incen-
tives, plus a $500 Costco Cash card for
completing a CAP member satisfaction
survey after purchase. Eligible vehicles are:
• Chevrolet: Silverado, Traverse, Tahoe
• Cadillac: SRX, ATS, XTS and Escalade
• Buick: Enclave
• GMC: Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and
Costco members must register with
the CAP through Costco.com or the call
center, purchase and take delivery of a new,
eligible GM vehicle from a participating
dealer between now and January 2, 2014,
and submit a redemption form and survey
within 30 days of purchase. To qualify, visit
Costco.com and search “GMOffer” or call