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How Downsizing to an Apartment Has Saved Us Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. My husband has a shorter commute.

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5 Ways College Students Can Stretch a Dollar

Saving Cents With Sense

Turn to public transit or rides from your car-wielding buddies for longer-distance trips that won’t cut it on foot. In college towns, a student ID can get you discounts at a wide range of businesses, from movie theaters to beauty salons, and even when riding public transit. Thrift Store Style.

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5 Ways to Save on Travel Expenses

Saving Cents With Sense

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.

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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. While I’m usually pretty great about assessing and mitigating risk before implementing a cost cutting solution like that, I occasionally find my safety at risk.

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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. 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.

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Cutting Down on the Transportation Costs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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. Right now, it is not realistic for us to become a one car family.

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Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Pay a little extra for a hotel closer to a downtown area and public transit? I’ll pay a convenience fee to buy movie tickets and concert tickets online so that I don’t have to stand in a line at a ticket booth. Sure thing! I won’t have to drive so much; maybe I won’t even have to get a rental car.