How Downsizing to an Apartment Has Saved Us Money

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Public Transportation and Other Amenities. Finally, we are saving due to better public transit. My fuel bill is lower, since I don’t have to go as far to run errands (we live in an area where shopping is closer), and there is public transit, so that is also usable.

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Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

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Pay a little extra for a hotel closer to a downtown area and public transit? I’ve never been much of a frugalista.

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How Much is Your Commute Costing You?

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If you take public transit , you might need to pay for a pass. If you take public transportation, and someone else drives, you have the chance to work on extra products, or get in a little productivity. Commuting often comes with any job that you get.

What Are You Giving Up to Save Money?

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For instance, at FinCon I was using public transit to get around town and to and from the host hotel to save money on cabs. I was recently introduced to Erin Chase, “The $5 Dinner Mom” – not in person, just online via her popular site 5dollardinners.com.

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Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs

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Both of our jobs require access to a car now and then, and I often must drive to communities which don’t have access to public transit for my work.

5 Ways to Save on Travel Expenses

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Before you leave home, research public transit options, museum or attraction prices and local things to do. Likewise, tourist cards that give discounts to multiple attractions or unlimited public transit for a set period can save you money over purchasing admission independently.

5 Ways College Students Can Stretch a Dollar

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According to the College Board, the average student at a public university spends more than $22,200 every year between tuition and other costs. Turn to public transit or rides from your car-wielding buddies for longer-distance trips that won’t cut it on foot.

Minimize Your Impact on the Environment with Your Finances

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It seems that the best way to help do our part for the environment is to try to transition to a much greener lifestyle. Buying an electric car, carpooling or even taking public transit all reduce your overall transportation costs 1/2 to 2/3.

5 Steps to Saving Money at a Major Sporting Event

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Furthermore, many public transit systems offer transportation to these venues. The following is a guest post. Sporting events are huge in our family. We spend many dollars traveling to sporting events each year. Here are five tips to help you save money when attending a major sporting event. After all, tickets for the recent World Series went for over $500 when purchased ahead of time. Who knows how expensive scalpers will be able to sell them for? Pick Your Game.