Save Money on Gas - the best ideas
Here are what I consider to be the best ideas to save money on gas. They won't work for everyone, but they sure have worked well for me. This is a lot like trying to save money, you need to focus on where you spend the most, and where your expenditures are recurring.
In this way, you can knock out the "big chunks." Both large "acute" expenditures that as well as smaller nagging "chronic" expenditures.
Either way, they contribute substantially to your fuel bill.
So, if you want to save money on your gas purchases (and overall cost of transportation), here are the best ideas in a nutshell:
- If you're a regular commuter for a fairly long distance, it's carpooling.
- For those employed in an information related field, or those that travel a lot, it's telecommuting and a compressed work week.
- Neighborhood friends and retired folks will benefit most from sharing errands, hiring a driver, or calling a cab to take them where they can't get on their own.
- For the city dweller, it's using public transportation.
- If you have a short distance to travel, the bicycle is my suggestion.
- For longer commutes in fair weather climates, it's a motor scooter.
- For those that don't drive far or often, but you still need a car, the best thing to do it get one of those good used cars. They will help you dramatically lower your overall cost of transportation.
- If you're a country dweller, then it's bulk fuel purchases.
- For all of us, it's being a gas saver by staying put unless there is really somewhere we need to go, and then we need to combine trips.
If your frugal living plans include an effort to save money on gas (and overall transportation costs), you might want to consider the foregoing ideas first and foremost as viable alternatives to help you accomplish your goals. Mix and match these ideas to meet your specific situation with efficiency and effectiveness.
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