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Serious About Savings? Get Rid of your Car
Tue, 08/6/13 | 29 Comments
Serious About Savings? Get Rid of your Car

Two weeks ago marked the 5-year anniversary of my wife and going from two vehicles to one.
Up until a month or so prior, the thought of doing so had not received serious consideration. Like many, …

Transportation Costs: The Second Highest Expense Category is Clearly the Most Ridiculous
Mon, 08/5/13 | 9 Comments
Transportation Costs: The Second Highest Expense Category is Clearly the Most Ridiculous

The mean transportation costs in the United States per 2-person household is $9,211 per year.
Just think about that for a minute: $9,211!
That makes transportation the second highest expense category for Americans – 39% higher than …

The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013
Mon, 01/21/13 | 18 Comments
The 15 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a list of the most fuel efficient cars of 2014.
A Year of Fuel Economy Developments
Last year marked a big year for fuel efficient cars in a number of ways.
In January, …

The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013
Mon, 01/7/13 | 14 Comments
The Top 15 Cheapest New Cars of 2013

Update: I have since published a more updated list of the cheapest new cars of 2014.
The Thing About New Cars
I’ve put together a 2013 edition of my cheapest new cars list. If you’re looking for …

EPA Audit Determines Kia & Hyundai Overstated MPG Efficiency: you May be Entitled to Compensation
Mon, 11/5/12 | 2 Comments
EPA Audit Determines Kia & Hyundai Overstated MPG Efficiency: you May be Entitled to Compensation

Each year, I take a look at the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market. One year, I noticed that the Kia Soul had made a 5 mpg highway jump year-over-year, without any change in …

New Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025
Tue, 09/4/12 | 12 Comments
New Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025

I almost missed this news as it was quietly slipped in between Super PAC programming, but a historical increase in fuel economy standards was finalized last week.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental …


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