Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs

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We started by categorizing our bills and spending into groups, such as housing and transportation. We wanted to see where we were spending most of our money, and whether there is any opportunity for us to cut down on any of those bills as a result of the combination of our finances. Other than housing, our biggest budget buster is transportation. What are the ways that you’ve cut back on transportation costs in the past?

How to Save Money on Transport Costs

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Ditching your car in favour of using public transport more often is great for the environment and by not having your car on the road as much, you can do your bit for the planet. Beyond using public transport more, you can also save money and be more green by cutting down on how much you use your car: Don’t use the car for short trips. These can work out cheaper than both driving and using public transport and are much healthier options too.


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Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

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Transportation. Heading into the summer, gas prices will continue to go up, so transportation alternatives can really help. Carpooling, public transportation, and biking are all terrific ways to cut down trips to the gas pump while decreasing your own personal carbon footprint left on the environment. Upgrading your home to be energy efficient cuts down on utility bills drastically, if not eliminating those bills entirely, with solar panels.

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How Downsizing to an Apartment Has Saved Us Money

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Our gas and electric bills have been smaller since we moved. This translates into lower bills each month, and you are even more sustainable. This has led to a smaller grocery bill, even though food costs more out here. The result has been that we have been able to support locally-grown food, on top of saving money on our bill. Public Transportation and Other Amenities. My family and I recently moved across the country.

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How Much is Your Commute Costing You?

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As you think about your commute, consider the following items: Transportation Costs. The most obvious consideration when it comes to the cost of your commute is the cost of the transportation itself. When you drive your own car, there are additional costs associated with transportation; it’s not just about what you pay for gas. In these cases, the transportation costs might be much less. Commuting often comes with any job that you get.

11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

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Here are 11 ways you can make your transportation needs a little more eco-friendly. Take Public Transportation If you live anywhere near a small or large city, you probably have access to some form of municipal public transportation. Buy A Bike Exercise combined with clean air and free transportation makes riding a bike a win-win for everyone. Doing so eliminates car payments, insurance bills, and maintenance costs.

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Forget the Small Stuff; Save Money on Bigger Costs

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Rethink Your Transportation. Transportation costs often rank high on surveys of household spending. Using public transportation, or biking, can boost your health while at the same time reducing pollution. Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs How to Ditch Your Expensive Cable Bill Without Losing All of Providing for Your Child’s Future The Easiest Ways to Save Money on Household Expenses 10 Reasons You’re Broke.

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How to Start a Budget (and be successful at it!)

Family Balance Sheet

Many years ago, our cash flow sucked, we put Christmas on a credit card, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay for a large tax bill. I came up with strategies to help us pay for yearly bills, large expenses, and we were able to pay off debts. receipts, statements, all upcoming bills, and any other history of your spending. On your budget calendar: Write down all of your bills on the due dates, along with the amount that is due.

How to Prevent Three Common Disastrous Personal Financial Mistakes

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I was an expert at this; I spent every dollar I earned and juggled multiple credit cards to pay bills and buy whatever I thought I had the money for. Of course, by using credit cards for purchases and bills, I was spending money I didn’t have and probably wouldn’t have any time soon. Once you’ve added up your regular financial commitments, you’ll know how much is left over for everything else, including food, transport and entertainment.

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Five Travel Essentials Under $20

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We think these travel essentials might fit the bill: Pack This! Travel Sleeping Kit – $16.95 – This sleeping kit will make any transportation comfortable. As the holidays approach, you might be looking forward to your travel plans. Whether those plans include visiting family or escaping to somewhere warm, you may need some affordable travel gear to make that trip better. Packing List Notepad – $7.00 – Remembering what to pack can be tough.

Are You Planning For Aging in Place?

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Is there a place to allow for easy bill paying, records filing, etc? I’ll need to investigate how to get groceries delivered (or use the below transportation option while I can). Transportation. There is an Older Adult Transportation Service available in our area, and we do have a son in the metro and then there are always cabs. Where will you live when you grow old?

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Minimize Your Impact on the Environment with Your Finances

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I became a vegetarian 3 years ago, and noticed my grocery bills reduced immensely. Transportation. Buying an electric car, carpooling or even taking public transit all reduce your overall transportation costs 1/2 to 2/3. One of the best ways that I have seen someone justify taking public transportation is that it reduces their carbon footprint, and makes them a lot less likely to take random trips to shop.

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

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My husband takes public transportation to work every day. Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand 16 Ways To Save Money On Your Energy Bill This Summer Great Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills At Home 15 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs. So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances.

Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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Do you make enough money to cover your mortgage or rent, groceries, transportation, and other essential expenses, but find yourself on a treadmill of not being able to save? If both you and your spouse are eating out every day for lunch, you’re looking at $128/month – on top of your regular grocery bill. Many people are, and you’re not alone.

Are You Heading for Financial Disaster?

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I mean, I was living from pay check to pay check , always hoping I’d find whatever money I needed to pay the bills. See if you can identify with any of these statements: I spend more than I earn I don’t have a household budget I use credit cards all the time to buy everyday essentials like food, gas, transport. Bills that are overdue – this is a classic early sign that you are in trouble “Robbing Peter to pay Paul.” I do this with all of my bills and it works great.

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How to Avoid Impulse Spending

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Are you surprised when your credit card bill arrives at how much more you charged than you thought you had? The figure out the cost of transportation, and whatever monthly loans, bills, and insurance costs you have to pay. First off, I would like you to take a moment to answer the following five questions. You can either write your answers down or remember them in your head. Please be honest with your answers.

7 Tips for Energy Efficiency

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Reducing the amount of energy you use at home will not only make your bills cheaper, it will also go that little way to protecting the environment around us. Reducing your room temperature by just 1°C could cut your heating bills by ten percent and in most cases will save around $100 each year. It’s relatively easy to install and could make huge savings every year on your energy bills. What’s the Most Energy Efficient Form of Transportation.

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Saving Your Pennies For A Rainy Day

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Your needs are crucial, and include things like food, water, clothes, transportation, etc. Rather, you are looking to cut the cost of your grocery bill. We have all heard that age old adage “save your pennies for a rainy day,” but many of us never do it. Saving money can be a bit of a difficult challenge, especially if you are in a household that lives paycheck to paycheck like so many do.

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Festival of Frugality #271- 10 Movies, 10 Lessons Edition

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FIRE Getters presents Top 5 Ways To Trim Our Grocery Bills! So we spent some time researching on ways to cut down our grocery bill. Rosa Wilson presents Change of Address: 10 Reasons Your Gas Bill is So High posted at Change of Address. He keeps himself busy with several ventures and they help pays the bills.&#. Rosa Wilson presents 10 Reasons Your Electric Bill Is So High posted at Change of Address.

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How to Go Green Witout Going Broke

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For example, in-floor radiant heating can save you money on your heating bills and reduce greenhouse emissions, but it can be extremely expensive to install because you have to tear up the existing flooring, install the heating elements, then either replace the old flooring or install all new flooring. That way you keep both the glass and plastic bottles out of the landfill and you reduce the environmental impact of transporting water from draught-ridden areas.

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Contingency Budgeting: Low, Medium, and High

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Have you ever made a contingency budget- a plan for how you would pay your bills if you suddenly lost your income or how you would handle an unexpected windfall of cash? Once you’ve identified the cost of your true necessities (housing, transportation, food, etc), you’ll know how much you income you need to bring in at a minimum.

6 Ways to Change Your Spending Habits

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Besides saving money, your health with drastically improve which means you can save a ton on medical bills. Use alternative methods of transportation , a.k.a. I want to be a millionaire, do you? So many people have dreams of becoming a millionaire but very few actually get there. You know why? It’s because many people fail to take the steps they need to get there. They are unwilling to make the changes in their daily lives that becoming a millionaire requires.

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How to Become an Earth Friendly Consumer

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This saves on packaging as well as transportation because larger amounts can be shipped in one load. Plus by buying local, you are cutting down on the carbon emissions produced by food transportation. Pay your bills online and get your statements delivered to your email inbox. This saves on stamps, paper, fuel, and mail transport which not only is more eco friendly but it also saves your money.

How to Save Money on Food Costs

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Do what you can to save as much as you can on your monthly food bill. How to Save Money on Transport Costs. You may not realize it, but many dollars are thrown out with the trash. This constitutes food that you buy but don’t consume. If your finances are tight and you already have several credit cards with high balances, it is time to change your shopping behavior to save as much as possible. One of the first places you can start is on groceries. How to Shop Wisely.

Exploring Veteran’s Benefits

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The famous GI bill has been updated several times, but still provides significant benefits to veterans to obtain education and training. It is now known as the Post 9/11 GI bill. Transportation. This country has a lot of veterans. Many of them are not maimed, don’t have PTSD, aren’t in the poor house and don’t qualify for many of the benefits defined for US service member veterans. My spouse is a veteran.

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Bee Stung Butts, Freeze Dried Diapers and Other Hilarious Happenings of Poverty

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Today a poor person in America probably has access to electricity, telephones, food, indoor plumbing, central heat and public transportation. 16 Ways To Save Money On Your Energy Bill This Summer. Do you ever have days where everything seems to go wrong and you are deep down in the dumps? Sometimes when I have one of those days, I hop in the shower and turn up the hot water and just revel in the wonder and luxury of all that hot steamy running water.

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How Krystal and Josh paid off $80k in 4 years!

Family Balance Sheet

medical bills, a small credit card, both of our cars, and student loans. burden for us at first were the medical bills. we still weren’t making enough money to cover all of our monthly bills. bills, I felt like our checks were spent the second we received them. 3 – As soon as our paychecks came in, I paid our bills and took out our. transportation expenses. Meet Krystal.

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7 Steps To Homelessness And What To Do If You Get There

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She is on the low income payment plan for electricity and uses her Social Security check to pay that and the water bill. Get some transportation. Which Bill Payments to Prioritize When You’re Broke The future is uncertain and sometimes no matter how prepared you are for the future, a financial crisis may happen. Do you ever wonder how someone can sink to the point where they can no longer keep a roof over their head?

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Ways for Busy Parents to Teach Young Children About Money

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They start to recognize money and to be able to tell the difference between different coins and bills (but probably won’t be able to understand that the coins have different monetary values). If your child is ready, talk about the travel industries – who works in them, how they make money, and how much it costs you to use the different kinds of transportation. We used real coins and Monopoly bills and their toys as store merchandise.

Tips For Keeping Home Plumbing Repair Costs At A Minimum

Saving Cents With Sense

Another example is to start buying monthly public transportation passes instead of paying to fill up the gas tank of your car. Finally, one excellent way to lower your monthly bills is to be proactive about keeping your home plumbing repair costs at a minimum. Below are some steps that everyone can take to reduce the costs of their plumbing bills. This can save you as much as 25 percent on your plumber bills.

6 Steps to Creating a Budget You Can Stick To

For the Mommas

Transportation- car note, car insurance, maintenance, gas, etc. Healthcare- medical bills, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, etc. For example, your electric bill may be higher in periods of more extreme weather if you use your air conditioner and heat to offset the temperature outside. Welcome to the first article in our new budgeting series. Over the next several weeks we will be posting articles that will help you budget and save your money.

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Save time and get exactly what you need. Brainzy transports kids to the Land of Knowhere, where they play and learn with new friends named Roly, Floyd, Tutu, Officer Ice Cream, Birdee, Cuz-Cuz, Muggo, and Penelope Pegacorn. per month-billed at an annual rate), and provides an ad-free environment safe for kids to explore on a tablet, desktop, or laptop computer.

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I’m Not Going to My Best Friend’s Bachelorette Party.

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Let me tell you what I’ll be doing with that money instead: paying my rent, paying my bills, and spending on my current priorities. That’s right, I have other personal priorities for my money left over after the bills are paid that trump my best friend’s bachelorette party. But considering that I’ll already be spending $100-200 on gifts, transportation, accommodations, etc for the wedding itself and the bridal shower, I just don’t see that.

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Save At Disney | Tips From Our Readers

Saving Everyday

I also go on book and get their deals, sometimes $35 a night with free transportation to the parks. We save all our $5 bills for the year. Welcome to the first in our Saving Money At Disney series! Here you’ll find my personal strategies, tips, freebies, and much more…all Disney related! I also receive tons of emails from readers sharing tips of their own, so keep them coming and you might just see yours here too.

Season Of Sharing Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway – Day 4 – Gifts for Everyone, Including the Dog!

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Since introducing the best-selling paper-thin Leaf Antenna in March 2011, Mohu has helped customers save more than $200 million by reducing or eliminating their monthly cable and satellite bills. A condensed storage length of only 29 inches, providing great transportation and storability options. Today is day 4 of awesome gifts and giveaways for the Season of Sharing 2015 !