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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 then looked at how much each item in that group cost us; gas, property and car insurance, maintenance, etc. 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. Money Tips

How To Drive Green And Save On Gas Mileage

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Drivers and manufacturers are both embracing the eco-friendly tools because they help lower C02 emissions and achieve better gas mileage. However, none of these tools will help drivers that intentionally or unintentionally sabotage their own fuel economy. Examples of driving habits that decrease fuel economy include poor vehicle maintenance and terrible driving habits. Proven Tips to Increase Gas Mileage. Idling can guzzle a 1/4 tank of gas an hour.

13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

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High gas prices got you down? Wishing you had bought a new Prius or even an EV about a year ago so you could be saving a ton of money on those twice weekly fill ups? I previously wrote about how I was saving money on gasoline just by driving the speed limit but for this post I wanted to share many more tips on how to make your own car more green and eco-friendly without you having to spend a ton of dough on a new hybrid this year. Buy fuel-efficient tires.

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