9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

9 Things You Didn’t Realize About a AAA Membership

AAA is known for its membership-based roadside assistance service. For a flat, annual fee, and depending on membership level, you get access to a set number of free AAA service calls per year and with typical base memberships ranging from about $50 to $80 annually, this service can pay for itself quickly if you need…

Wildfire Season: What Homeowners Need to Know

Wildfire Season: What Homeowners Need to Know

Every year, wildfires in the U.S. make headlines as people are driven from their communities, unsure whether they will have homes to return to. Federal officials have warned wildfires threaten to bring even more destruction, so homeowners should know how to prepare for, protect against, and recover from these natural disasters. California wildfires tend to…

What to Do If Your Car Insurance Policy Is Canceled

What to Do If Your Car Insurance Policy Is Canceled

If you own or rent a car, the last thing you want to hear is that your insurance policy has been canceled. There are several reasons why your insurance company might cancel your policy, but no matter the justification, there are certain steps you’ll need to take in order to get insured again. It’s critical…

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

What to Do If Your Car Breaks Down

The scene is all too easy to imagine: You’re headed home after a long day when suddenly you hear a loud thud and your car veers to the right. You take your foot off the gas and manage to pull over without causing an accident. Grateful to be unhurt, you sit still for a moment…

Keeping Your Home Secure on a Fixed Income

Keeping Your Home Secure on a Fixed Income

Many people, including seniors and Social Security recipients, live on a fixed income. The monthly check in the mail has to cover all of life’s expenses until the next month, and the next check. When affording the essentials is your focus, making room in your budget for home security may seem impossible. But if you’re…

Is Hazard Insurance Included in My Homeowners Policy?

Is Hazard Insurance Included in My Homeowners Policy?

Purchasing a home is a huge step, and with it comes a slew of new responsibilities and decisions. Among those is homeowners insurance: Which provider is the best, which policy do you need, and which coverage options should you look for? Your mortgage loan provider will likely require you to have certain coverage levels and…

What Car Insurance Discounts to Look For

What Car Insurance Discounts to Look For

While maintaining auto insurance is a requirement in most states, not a choice, you do have a choice in which auto insurance provider will get your business. We always recommend pulling quotes from multiple providers, but assuming that the coverage quoted by each potential insurance provider is equivalent, most people select the provider that offers…

How to Start an Emergency Fund

How to Start an Emergency Fund

Imagine you wake up one day excited to take your dog to the park for some fresh air and play time. But as you are heading out, you notice something is off with your best furry friend.  Before you know it, you’ve ditched the park for the veterinarian and you’re holding a bill for $1,000…

How Siri Shortcuts Can Make Your Life Easier in iOS 13

How Siri Shortcuts Can Make Your Life Easier in iOS 13

About 100 million Americans are walking around with an iconic digital assistant in their pockets. You know her as Siri, and she can do much more than report the weather or call your mom.  Siri can help you translate foreign language, split a check or calculate a tip, and call an Uber. The digital assistant…

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Whether you are newly married, are supporting your parents, or have a house full of kids, you want to make sure the people who depend on you are well-supported. It’s why, if you’ve ever thought about what your loved ones’ lives will be like after you pass away, you’ve probably wondered, Should I buy life…