Are Extended Warranties Really Worth It?

An argument can be made for and against extended warranties, and as a car owner, it’s important to weigh both sides before deciding to purchase one.   On one hand, an extended warranty is a great way to keep repair costs to a minimum as long as those repairs are covered by the extended warranty. […]

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Awards Season: What They Wore and How to Recreate It On a Budget

It’s that time of year again—for award show viewing parties, where friends gather to eat finger foods and judge celebrity fashion choices.   On a night centered on fashion (and film and music, of course), you had better show up looking your best. As you plan your viewing party outfit, why not draw some inspiration […]

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#AAAtravelselfie: See Yourself in Madrid

See yourself in a Museum #art  The must see art museums in Madrid are El Prado, for famous Spanish art; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia for contemporary pieces; and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza for a private collection of European art.   #history To get a taste of how the Spanish Royals lived, visit the Palacio Real and […]

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Let’s Go for a (Safe) Ride: Family Vehicles

Minivans may not have cachet, but they no longer have the stigma they once did either. In fact, if you’re looking for a new ride that exudes both family-friendliness and fun, don’t despair. Today’s automakers are increasingly aware that consumers want high-performance automobiles that are also practical and safe.   Today’s American family needs a […]

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A Good Manicure is a Diamond’s Best Friend

If you’re sporting a sparkling new engagement ring, your hands are going to be on display. From wedding showers to engagement parties to Instagram photos, you want your hands to sparkle alongside your brand new bauble, and the best way to do this is to invest in regular manicures.   The sky’s the limit these […]

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The Real Cost of Buying a Car: Planning for Expenses

When it comes to car buying, it’s important to remember that the price tag only tells you how much the car is being sold for. What that price tag doesn’t tell you is how much the car actually costs. When you factor in things like insurance rates, gas mileage, and the cost of parts, you […]

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Winter Driving Safety

No matter where you live in North Carolina, you should prepare for safe winter driving. True, some areas rarely, if ever, see snow, but snow is not the only factor to consider when thinking about safety. In fact, safe winter driving begins even before the temperatures drop.   EXTERIOR Plan ahead. Before the thermometer dips […]

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10 Lovely Islands for Romance in the Caribbean

Whether it’s time to plan a spontaneous romantic getaway, a long overdue honeymoon or a destination wedding, the following Caribbean islands will meet all of your needs with crystal clear blue waters, warm rays of sunshine and ultimate seclusion.   Vieques, Puerto Rico You can experience horseback riding, hiking, and kayaking through Mosquito Bay, the […]

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