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Putting a Five Diamond Shine on the Big Apple

If you’re looking to experience the finer side of New York City, AAA has you covered. For more than 80 years, AAA has inspected and rated both hotels and restaurants on behalf of AAA members. The highest ranking – AAA’s Five Diamond Award – is reserved for the best of the best. Earlier in the

New Massachusetts Four Diamond Hotels for 2017

AAA added four Massachusetts hotels to its exclusive Four Diamond list for 2017. Boston Park Plaza: This hotel is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year after completing a multiyear, $100 million renovation in 2016. Furniture and fixtures throughout the hotel were replaced, the 1,060 guestrooms and communal areas were completely redone and a library room

Travel Europe by River Cruise, Train or Car

Backpacking is probably one of the most creative ways to see Europe, but it’s not the only way to explore the continent off-the-beaten path. Consider these modes of travel if you’re looking for a different perspective of Europe. River Cruising It’s easy to see why river cruising’s popularity is on the rise. Guests on these

Explaining Mortgage Insurance

Q. Can you explain mortgage insurance? A. Mortgage insurance, sometimes referred to as private mortgage insurance or PMI, protects lenders against borrowers who default on their loans. Any borrower who puts down less than 20 percent on a mortgage should expect to pay mortgage insurance, which is often paid on a monthly basis with other

Friendly Spots for Solo Trips

Traveling solo has its advantages. You’re free to set your own itinerary, and you don’t need to convince anyone else about whether a destination is worth visiting. That said, it’s understandable that a solo sojourn, especially your first, can be a little intimidating. If you’re a bit apprehensive about going it alone, consider these destinations.

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When It’s Time for Kids to Get Their Own Insurance

Here are some considerations to weigh when it’s time to leave the familial coverage nest.

Curb Appeal Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

Summer is a hot season for home sales. In fact, after a slight dip in May, home sales tend to climb well above the annual average in June and July, according to Trulia real estate listings. Curb appeal is always important, perhaps more so in summer when snow can’t hide patchy lawns and untrimmed hedges.

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Should I Co-Sign a Loan?

What do I need to know before co-signing a loan?

Home Security Systems, Decoded

If you’re thinking about investing in a home security system, do your homework. Selecting the right system for your home and your budget isn’t as easy as you think.

Distance Learning Costs

The number of higher education students who took at least one distance education course grew by 3.9 percent in recent years, according to a study by Babson Survey Research Group. More than 1 in 4 students now take at least one distance education course. Distance education is comprised mainly of online education, and a small