Many dogs seem perfectly at home in cars. Cats, however, are another story. I have never had a cat that was comfortable riding in a car. They always got stressed, nervous or upset. I wonder if they might be more comfortable in a camper, where there’s more room to relax and roam. They’d probably only need to be put in a carrier if you had to get emergency motor home repair, so they wouldn’t get out. Does your cat like traveling in a car?
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Are you a member of AAA, the American Automobile Association? Lots of people know that it’s great if your car has a problem and you need to be towed. One tow can pay for the membership. What a lot of people don’t realize is that many businesses also offer discounts to AAA members. If you visit the AAA website you’ll find hundreds of businesses that offer discounts ranging from 5 to 35% if you’re a AAA member.
A couple of people I know have been checking out different mortgage lenders recently because they were considering refinancing. I know for many people refinancing is a way to consolidate debt and pay out less each month. But what bills should you include in your refinance? I understand including most regular monthly bills but my brother included his van, which made no sense to me. Why pay for a vehicle for more than twenty years? Does that make sense to anybody? What do you think it’s ok to include when refinancing?
My son went to an end of season pizza party for his basketball team yesterday. One of the Moms brought a half sheet cake, decorated with a basketball. It looked really nice, and didn’t taste bad either. When I asked her where she’d gotten it, I was surprised to hear she’d gotten it from the county vocational school for $10. I did not know the culinary program had products for sale. Not only can you order certain things for the students to make in class, they have a store open to the public. Everything is made daily by the students in the classroom.
I also recently learned that the Cosmetology program at the vocational school has one or two nights a week where the public can come in and purchase services at a reduced price. The students do the work, and the instructor checks important steps along the way to ensure quality work and make sure the practical application of knowledge is being applied correctly. One of the women I work got a hair cut from one of the students and it looks great.
I know there’s an automotive program as well, and I heard they do some work for area residents as well but haven’t been able to confirm it yet.
I think it’s a great way to let students practice their future craft and for people to save some money while supporting education. Next time you need a specialized service, see if there’s a vocational school in your area that offers services to the public.
The county I live in is in between two major markets, New York and Philadelphia. Mass transit in our area stinks, or in some cases is non existent. I don’t travel too far to get to work but my hubby travels about 90 minutes each way. I don’t need a lot to stay comfortable in my truck (heat would be nice but isn’t affordable right now). Hubby likes those steering wheel covers with the nubby things on them and lots of music. At one point he even had one of those beaded massage chair covers. What do you need to keep you comfortable on your commute?
Do you have an old car you can’t sell? Or perhaps you have something you could sell but might not get a lot of cash for. Would you like a tax deduction? If your answers are yes, tell yourself these two words. Donate Car. Car Angel is a non-profit that accepts your car as a donation. Any funds they make go towards making videos that are given to children and teenagers. Before you sell a car for less than it’s worth, donate it. You’ll get a tax deduction and you’ll have helped a charity whose mission it is to help others.
If you frequently drive with your pet in your car, you should consider getting a rate quote from Progressive next time you’re pricing auto insurance. Recently, the nation’s third largest auto insurance company announced that for no additional cost they would pay policyholders up to $500 if their dog or cat was hurt or died in an auto accident. Progressive put this benefit in place on September 6, and as of right now it is available in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The benefit isn’t available yet in North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia. No other auto insurance company offers this benefit.
I was in a hurry for dinner tonight. I didn’t have the best day and by the time it was time to eat I didn’t feel like making anything. So I decided to run to the nearby Wawa and pick up something. I pulled into the parking lot and was turning off the lights and getting out when I saw directly behind me flashing lights. There was a police office behind me and he was there to see me. Turns out a piece of road I was on was a forty mph zone and I was doing quite a bit more. He and I talked, and then I got my ticket. Now I have to go to court and if it doesn’t go well it will have turned into the most expensive meal I have ever had.