When finances are tight many people cut expenses drastically, to the point it hurts them in the long run. Unfortunately we cut expenses back September and it hurt us tonight.
Our AAA Membership was due in September and my husband decided we couldn't afford it. Tonight he started singing a different tune, after he had an accident. (He is thankfully safe and all has worked out.) The discounts and road-side assistance would have paid for the membership tonight.
We live in a very rural area, a minimum of 1 1/2 hours from a city. At least once a month, if not twice, we have to drive the 90 miles to Reno for items we can't find or afford here locally. In cases of long trips, and the possibilities of car problems AAA will pay for itself if you have a problem. This is one case where we were "penny-wise and pound-foolish". I believe we will be getting AAA again on Monday.