Tag: budget

Home & Life

I want to sell my old house. How can I make it feel move-in ready?

February 14, 2018. AAA Staff

1. Decluttering a house helps no matter its age. 2. A fresh coat of paint – interior and, if applicable, exterior – can do wonders. Stick with neutral colors for the widest appeal. 3. New carpet can make an impact, and it doesn’t have to be costly. 4. Think about updating lighting fixtures and replacing…

Health & Fitness

Which is the Best Type of Mattress for a Better Night’s Sleep?

February 13, 2018. Ashley Richardson

Having the right mattress is the key to getting your full eight hours. So which is the best type of mattress for you?

Credit Cards

5 Smart Ways to Build Savings for Your Most Important Life Events

January 22, 2018. Joanna Cutrara

Everything you need to know about how to build savings for your next vacation, celebration or major life event.

North American Tours

Graced With a Scenic Harbor and Interesting History, Victoria, B.C., Beckons

January 15, 2018. AAA Staff

Victoria, the capital of Canada’s British Columbia province, is a fantastic jewel on the southeast point of Vancouver Island.

Travel

Unbridled Bliss in Balmy Costa Rica

December 19, 2017. Craig Idlebrook

It was an ambitious plan, one hatched while experiencing cabin fever: We would travel with our 3-year-old daughter to Costa Rica to explore the Latin American country for two winter months. With a steamy climate and plenty of beaches, Costa Rica is a welcome refuge for travelers escaping the cold. It’s also one of the…

Homeowner's Insurance

Bright Ideas for Holiday Home Decor

November 29, 2017. Roberto Cruz

Who has the best holiday lights in your neighborhood? You do. Or at least you could with these helpful tips from industry experts. Game Plan A good plan helps you avoid surprises – and you certainly don’t want surprises on top of a ladder in the freezing cold. Measure the roofline, windows, trees and other…

Home

Home for the Holidays: Tips for a Season That’s Merry and Bright

November 14, 2017. AAA Staff

Holiday decor ideas, online shopping tips, and healthy and affordable recipes. Plus, how AAA can help you save this holiday season.

North American Tours

Save & Splurge: Raleigh, N.C.

November 01, 2017. Kim Foley MacKinnon

Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city, is a delight to visit, with a compact downtown, thriving restaurant scene, exploding craft brewery industry, and several free museums and green spaces. The walkable city is bursting with energy, and it can be fun to time your visit with one of the city’s many festivals. Make sure to check…

Road Trips

Save & Splurge: Saratoga Springs

July 31, 2017. Craig Idlebrook

Saratoga Springs is a city that has reinvented itself many times throughout history. Since before Colonial settlers arrived to this New York city, its mineral springs have drawn visitors for the water’s reportedly restorative properties. Then it became known as a hotbed of gambling and horseracing. In the time since, Saratoga Springs has once again…

Mortgages

Explaining Mortgage Insurance

June 01, 2017. AAA Staff

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…