Common Cents
Mar/Apr 2008 Issue
AAA deposit program tops $2 billion

AAA credit cards are one of many financial products available to members.
The AAA-sponsored deposit program achieved a significant milestone recently, surpassing $2 billion in member deposits nationwide in six years. The AAA-sponsored certificate of deposit and money market savings account rates and yields are available exclusively to AAA members.

There are a variety of FDIC-insured deposit products to meet your savings needs, including:
  • money market savings accounts
  • certificate of deposit (CD) accounts, with terms from three to 120 months
  • individual retirement accounts (IRAs)
  • All accounts are FDIC insured up to the maximum amount allowed by law.

AAA offers an array of additional financial products and services with exclusive rates and benefits designed especially for members. They include credit cards and unsecured lines of credit. Visit www.AAA.com for current rates and detailed information. Part of taking care of your finances is making sure you have proper insurance protection in place. Insurance products offered through AAA will protect your car, home, life and health. Talk with your AAA insurance agent to assess your coverage needs. It’s a smart move that will help protect your family’s financial well being.

Click on www.AAA.com or call (888) 204-8990 for details on these financial products. For insurance, call (800) 222-2582.


Protect documents from storms

The UPS Store can help you protect important papers. UPS Store photo
Spring in the South can mean severe weather, including floods and tornadoes. Are your important documents safe?

A study commissioned by The UPS Store® disclosed that 58 percent of those surveyed are more aware of the need to keep duplicate copies of important documents in light of recent natural disasters. Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of respondents had actually done so. Important documents to copy and
store safely include: birth certificates, wills, bank records, credit card statements, insurance information, social security cards, titles to cars or other vehicles and the house deed.

An Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)–developed by Operation Hope, FEMA and Citizen Corps to help you organize your information–is available at the Ready America Web site, www.ready.gov, and at www.operationhope.org/effak.

In addition to important personal documents, people shouldn’t overlook items with sentimental value. For that reason, one-of-a-kind items like cards, letters and photographs should be copied and saved along with legal documents.

The UPS Store offers a full range of document services–such as copying and faxing–and when you show your AAA membership card at the more than 4,300 locations across the country, you can save 15 percent off the full retail price of eligible services and products while saving 5 percent on shipping costs.

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