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Choosing a Residence that Strategically Cuts Commuting Costs
Wed, 08/7/13 | 7 Comments
Choosing a Residence that Strategically Cuts Commuting Costs

Strategic Commuting for Singles
If you live alone and have a long commute, reducing the cost of commuting is as simple as moving closer to work.
Less miles driven = less fuel and maintenance expenses on your …

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 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 sold in the U.S. for 2016 (and previously 2014 and 2015).
The Thing About New Cars
I’ve put together a 2013 edition of …

U.S. Fuel Economy Standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025
Tue, 09/4/12 | 13 Comments
U.S. 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 …

Drop Driver Points & Get Insurance Discounts by Taking a Defensive Driver Class
Mon, 06/18/12 | One Comment
Drop Driver Points & Get Insurance Discounts by Taking a Defensive Driver Class

Article note: My wife recently highlighted her car accident story. This is a follow-up that we worked on together on getting driver points dropped (and/or insurance discounts) through a defensive driving class, right after she …


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