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.

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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

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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.

Ways Going Green Can Improve Your Health — And Save You Money

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So, not only do you reduce the pollution from driving an individual vehicle, taking public transit and/or riding your bike also provides you the chance to add a little more exercise to your life.

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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.