AAA Travel Agent Tales: Holly Smith

“I admire AAA’s attention to detail and the care and concern we genuinely have for our clients.”   For the past three and a half years, AAA travel agent Holly Smith has been helping AAA members plan their dream vacations. “Multigenerational travel is always a favorite of mine,” she said. Her biggest challenge has been […]

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Wedding Registry Tips

Traditionally, wedding registries were created so that guests could gain gift-giving insights. That still holds true, but everything else about wedding registries has evolved. Young couples are not necessarily setting up housekeeping, if you will. They may already be cohabitating, or it may not be a first wedding. They may not need or want 12 […]

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What are Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems?

Ever wonder what that little horseshoe-shaped icon with the exclamation point on your dash means? If your car’s model year is 2007 or later, that little icon pops up on your dash when your tires are underinflated. It’s all part of your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a built-in mechanism that helps keep you […]

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Tax Day Woes: What the Deadline Means and Who Can Help

Soon, focus will shift from March Madness brackets to tax brackets, as April 15th is fast approaching. If thoughts of forms and filing make you cringe, you’re not alone. Thankfully, you also have multiple options for assistance with the process.   If you don’t have time to do your own paperwork or if you don’t […]

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Anyone who has ever moved to a new neighborhood knows it’s not always a cinch to get to know your neighbors. By taking the time to do so, you will feel more a part of the community, you’ll have people to call upon when you need them, and you might make some great new friends. […]

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Top 5 Mapping Systems: Benefits & Disadvantages

The days of hand-scrawled driving directions on the backs of scrap papers are gone, road atlases are becoming rare books, and as people travel more and more—for work, pleasure, or both—accurate mapping systems are necessary tools in a traveler’s arsenal.   These tools aren’t cheap, and with so many options to choose from, you want […]

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Wedding Timeline Part 2: Managing the Guest List

Who can forget when Steve Martin forced his family to pare down the wedding guest list in Father of the Bride? It’s an old movie, but a relevant scene; wedding guest lists can make us, like Martin’s character, slightly crazy. Know the numbers. Start by dividing your list into thirds: one third for you, one […]

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Car Guy: Air Filters

In order for your car to start, your engine takes in air, which mixes with gas to make your car run. Along with that air comes a variety of dust, dirt, pollen, and other small particles that just aren’t good for your engine, which is why every car has an air filter in the engine. […]

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