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. Other than housing, our biggest budget buster is transportation. 400/month gas for truck. 130/month gas for car. 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. How to Save Money on Gas.


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What’s the Most Energy Efficient Form of Transportation

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Due to the recent high gas prices, he has been focused on researching gas credit card offers, most recently writing reviews of the 76 credit card and the Chase BP gas card. However he kindly reminds everyone that reducing your driving is the best way to save money on gas, as well as save the environment! I thought this would be an appropriate time to compare the efficiency of various modes of transportation.

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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. Proven Tips to Increase Gas Mileage. Below you will find surefire ways to improve gas mileage. The less you idle, the better gas mileage you will receive. Idling can guzzle a 1/4 tank of gas an hour. This combination can lower gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent in town. How to Save Money on Gas.

Meet a German reader | Lea

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Public transport is very good here and as I live downtown I usually walk. I think in Germany we are much more inclined to save on electricity and fuel and gas as it seems to be much more expensive here than in America. _. Tell us a little about yourself.

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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. From a money-saving and environment-friendly perspective, this may be the most obvious solution to making room in your budget in an eco-conscious manner.

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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. Walk This is my favorite mode of transport and one that I use every day. High gas prices got you down?

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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. If you drive your own car, you probably have to pay for gas. 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.

Is Filling the Tank Emptying your Wallet?

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While gas is not currently at an all time high, it is still expensive. Fortunately, if you change your habits and the way you think, you can significantly reduce your gas costs, which means more money for other things. Tips to Reduce Your Gas Consumption. If you need to run to the bank, the grocery store, or the mall, you can try to run all of those errands on the same day instead of separate days, and this will reduce your overall gas consumption.

Could Your Commute Be Costing You More Than You Think?

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Gas Costs. The most obvious cost of any commute is the gas cost. The longer your commute, the more you’ll pay in gas each month. If you have a long commute in a car that guzzles gas, your costs will be huge. Many people choose to buy more efficient cars, take public transportation, and carpool in order to reduce these costs. However, gas costs aren’t all you have to consider.

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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. When you drive a lot, you spend money on gas, and you have to pay for maintenance on your car. Using public transportation, or biking, can boost your health while at the same time reducing pollution. In the personal finance world, it’s common to focus on all the small ways you can save money each day. The idea is that small savings add up over time.

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Thrifty Ways to Save on Travel

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The date of the travel is important since rates for accommodations and transportation vary depending on the season. This is so to keep the amount spent on transportation at a minimum. You can also compare which kind of transportation is better, to drive, ride the bus or airplane, if the destination in mind is accessible by more than one kind of transportation. The advantage of being with a group is that the expenses like gas and hotel rooms can be shared.

How Downsizing to an Apartment Has Saved Us Money

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Our gas and electric bills have been smaller since we moved. Public Transportation and Other Amenities. So, even though this doesn’t have much to do with downsizing per se , our lifestyle change in general is resulting in lower transportation costs. How to Save Money by Downsizing Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs Could Your Commute Be Costing You More Than You Think? My family and I recently moved across the country.

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4 Little Habits to Save Money On Your Daily Commute

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Between gas and vehicle maintenance, the cost of driving to work really adds up. You might consider carpooling, using public transportation, walking, or biking to work to cut costs. Your driving habits may be burning through gas more quickly than you need to. Driving at moderate speeds and avoiding rapid acceleration and braking can save gas. Plus, if you go through the drive-through, you’re burning gas every second you wait for your order to be ready.

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Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

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Know where the turn-off valves are for your gas and water. Broken water and gas mains can make an already difficult situation intolerable — and even more dangerous. Know how to turn these items off, and show children who are old enough to help how to turn off the water and gas. One of the best things you can do is get a fireproof/waterproof safe that is easy to transport. And, if it is easy to transport, you can take it with you if you have to leave.

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Budget Friendly Camping for the Whole Family

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Camping gear , food, gas, park fees and everything else always adds up and at the end of the trip, you might wish you didn’t go in the first place! Save on Gas and Transportation. Use your own car or SUV instead, and look for local campsites that’s easy to get to so you can save on gas. Camping is an awesome activity if you want to be closer to nature or get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Do I Really Spend US$27,288 Each Year on My Child?

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If you live in an expensive urban area, you will spend more on everything, from housing and food to child care and transportation. I think this is because the calculator assumes that housing and transportation costs are spread out amongst more children, and that clothing costs might decrease because of the possibility of hand-me-down clothing. Adult Children Living At Home – How To Approach It Are You Getting Ripped Off At The Gas Pump?

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Saving Money on Food While On the Road

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Alcohol was dirt cheap in New Orleans, and transportation was a very small line on our budget in New York City. I don’t want to have a full meal every time my stomach grumbles, so to avoid the cost and caloric implications of café and gas station snacks, I pack my own in my suitcase and throw a few in my purse when I leave my hotel. Tips to Curb Your Restaurant Spending How to Save Money on Transport Costs 6 Reasons to Meal Plan.

The 5 Steps to Living Money-Stress Free

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Avoiding the unnecessary things like extra trips to the store can help you save on gas or transportation expenses, and limiting the times that you eat out can actually do a lot for your finances. Wise use of gas, heat, electricity, and water coupled with buying just enough food can help you save a lot of your hard earned cash. Do you barely survive, living paycheck to paycheck? Does all your income just pass through your hands and nothing is left?

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How to Go Green Witout Going Broke

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Electric and hybrid cars save on gas costs and emissions, but they tend to be more expensive than gas-powered models. 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. Consider growing a garden, which can save you on food and transportation costs. It can also reduce the environmental impact of grocery stores transporting goods to their locations.

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Alternative and Sustainable Energy Sources: Biodiesel and Biomass Fuels

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Cows give off large amounts of methane gas as part of their digestive process, a fact that is criticized by environmentalists who cite it as a major cause of global warming. If the methane gas could be collected, it could be used as an energy source. Waste sludge is another source of methane gas, as are land-fills; methane harnessed from these sources provides a useful purpose for large amounts of waste product. What is Biomass?

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10 Ways to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Haven

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This means you waste water, fertiliser, soil, and even the fuel used to transport your food. This greenhouse gas is significantly more harmful than carbon dioxide. It’s almost every day that we’re bombarded with news about climate change and its massive effects to nature and humankind. The situation is dire and it feels as if there’s no solution in sight, but there are actually a lot of things that you can do to help.

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

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High gas prices got you down? This helps reduce pollution by preventing gas fumes from heating up and thus creating ozone. Those instructions are there on the gas pump for a reason. Fuel-injected cars do not, contrary to popular mythology, use more gas starting up each time than they would just idling Combine errands. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET.

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How to Learn Frugal Tricks in a New Town

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My husband took public transportation every day, and I drove our vehicle only a few times a week. It was not unusual for us to fill up the gas tank only once or twice a month. I told her I didn’t have one because we were new to the area, so she gave me one and also gave me a quick run down about how you can use the rewards to save money on gas. per gallon of gas for one fill up every month. My husband and I lived in the suburbs of Chicago for the past 14 years.

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How Do You Handle Increasing Expenses?

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Gasoline : We currently budget $75 a week for gasoline which translates to a tank of gas for our van. With gas prices falling significantly recently, we haven’t been using the full amount. Providing for Your Child’s Future Finding Affordable Health Insurance If You’re… Finding a Chiropractor: From Finances to Practical Matters Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs Contingency Budgeting: Low, Medium, and High.

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Bike Your Way to a Healthier, Richer, Happier You

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needs a transportation overhaul. Given the insane gas prices we’re facing lately (plus, we’re headed into construction season which means a longer, more convoluted commute), let’s give a generous estimate that you fill your car for $55 twice a month. That’s 110 of your hard-earned dollars being funneled directly into your gas tank. I had an 8-week stretch where I didn’t have to put a single ounce of gas in my car’s tank.

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

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Conserve gas. My husband takes public transportation to work every day. Doing this allows us to fill the gas tank just 1.5 So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. That’s good for the Earth and for personal finances. The truth is, there are plenty of things our grandparents and great grandparents did that were eco-friendly and frugal that we can easily do today.

DIY Car Maintenance For Cash Savings

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8 Ways to Save on Fuel Who of us does not want to squeeze a bit more distance out of each gallon of gas that we. High gas prices got you down? How to Save Money on Gas In the past, I have often encouraged many of you to find alternative sources for transportation in an effort to. When I was 16, my dad gave me my first vehicle. I can’t imagine that he didn’t get it for free; I’m sure he did.

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How to Become an Earth Friendly Consumer

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Our diet is made up of large quantities of meat which is produced by commercial farms, the largest greenhouse gas producer. 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. The largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is commercial farming.

Eco-Friendly Commuting: What Are Some Options?

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Every minute spent inching along the freeway equates to increasing greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling (pardon the pun) global warming. In addition, everyone will save a ton of money on car-related expenses (including gas and maintenance). These modes of transportation can provide for a cost-effective means of getting to and from work. Most people do not enjoy their daily commute to and from work.

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Saturday Night Sweeps 3/16 – Enter for A Chance to Win

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Cooper Tire Free Gas Sweeps. Like them on Facebook and enter to win great prizes, including free gas for a year! Enter to win a VIP tour of Highclere Castle with Lord Carnarvon, including afternoon tea with Lady Carnarvon, author of Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey and round-trip ground transportation to and from London. It’s Saturday Night! Kiddos in bed? Enter to win some great prizes!

6 Ways to Change Your Spending Habits

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Use alternative methods of transportation , a.k.a. Instead of using your car and spending money on gas, why not invest in a good bicycle or walking shoes. 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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The High Cost of Speeding

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When you drive fast (especially on non-highway roads), you tend to brake more and then start up faster – which also wastes gas and causes wear and tear on your vehicle. Going a few miles under the limit saves gas, makes the trip safer and helps me avoid getting into the left lane where all those speeders are. How to Save Money on Transport Costs. Have you been pulled over for speeding? Chances are you have, if my experiences are any indicator.

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Are You Heading for Financial Disaster?

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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. When you buy everyday items with a credit card and then don’t pay off the full balance each month, you are buying very expensive food and gas. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. Do you know if you are heading for financial disaster?

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How to Embrace a Sustainable Living Lifestyle

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He describes sustainability as “shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system” People often refer to their attempts at sustainability as “going green”, being eco-friendly or adopting an eco-living lifestyle. Natural resources like water, habitats, wild fish, oil, gas and coal should only be used at the same rate that they are naturally replenished.

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Green Energy Jobs- What Are Your Options?

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Electric and Gas Utility websites . What’s the Most Energy Efficient Form of Transportation. Green jobs are becoming all the rage as of late. Whatever your personal beliefs on why that’s happening, there’s no denying it’s true. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the green energy sector, there are jobs available in a number of different areas for a varying degree of skill sets.

9 Ways to Save at the Pump

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With rising gas prices at the pump, it can be down right painful to fill up at the gas station. for a gallon of gas, we know that it will probably only get worse as the summer rolls on. Of course, driving less can help reduce the amount of gas you use, and therefore need to buy, but when carpooling, riding your bike, or using alternative transportation just isn’t feasible, then you can still use these tips to help you save at the pump.

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

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Rosa Wilson presents Change of Address: 10 Reasons Your Gas Bill is So High posted at Change of Address. Dr. Dean presents Gas Prices Rise: What Say You? Over the last decade, this book has helped me to save thousands of dollars on our housing, transportation, food and clothes.&#. Hello and welcome to the 271st Festival of Frugality-10 Movies, 10 Lessons Edition. It is amazing what insight we can gain from a night out at the theater.

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15 Ways to Make a Positive Environmental Impact

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Don’t waste gas. If that doesn’t work, use public transportation. If you want to do your part to protect our environment, you really don’t have to try to hard. There are many small simple changes we can make in our daily activities that have a huge impact on the planet. Living eco-friendly is of top priority in our house and so I thought I would share with you some of the things we do to work with mother nature. Use fabric bags.

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Imaginext Rescue City Center – $33.99

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This toy includes a city scape has gas station, fire & rescue and more. This would be a lot of fun for your kiddos who like playing with transportation and fire and rescue! This Imaginext Rescue City Center is on sale for just $33.99 on Amazon. This toy usually sells for $49.99 so this is a great deal! The “ActionTech” Technology allows this playset to magically communicate with other accessories.

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

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Her gas is turned off, she heats water in the kitchen to shower, and dries her clothes on the line. Get some transportation. Do you ever wonder how someone can sink to the point where they can no longer keep a roof over their head? Here is the story of someone I personally know who is nearing that point. Here, from my perspective, is how she got there and what she might want to think about doing before she actually loses her home.

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Ways for Busy Parents to Teach Young Children About Money

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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. Show them how to pump gas and how the pump shows what you are putting in. You want your kid to be financially savvy. You know you can’t depend on the schools to teach them what you think they need to know.