Getting From A to B For Less

Published on March 11th, 2014

Transportation can have a huge impact on your funds – but how else are you supposed to get to work, school, errands and social occasions? Getting from A to B will never be free, but there are ways you can cut back on transportation expenses:

  • Make sure your car is in good condition and well-maintained. Keeping the engine fine-tuned and tires filled to proper pressure can save you up to $100 per year in gas.
  • Don’t just go to the first gas station you see to fill up (unless your tank light is on!). Instead, shop around and find the station in your area that offers the lowest price.
  • Avoid slamming on the gas or brake pedals for fast start-ups and stops. This is not only hard on the vehicle and may require future maintenance, but it also uses up more gas.
  • Now that winter is leaving us, walk, bike or use public transportation rather than hopping in a cab. Walking and biking are FREE(!), and use of public transportation can save you at least 5 to 10 dollars per trip. If you find yourself using cabs several times per week, using an alternative can save you a lot of money.
  • If you are planning a long distance vacation, take the time to look at prices offered by all airlines, including discount carriers. Doing so could save you hundreds.

Whether you are driving to work or taking a flight to Mexico, be cautious and follow some of these tips – your wallet will thank you.


Courtesy of America Saves

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