It takes money to go somewhere. Unless you’re about develop the power of flight, that won’t be changing anytime soon. Whether you drive or have someone drive you, you’re going to have to budget a portion of your income to help you get around. If you’d like to spend a few less dollars in that area, here are some tips that can help you save money while getting from Point A to Point B.
It takes gas to make a vehicle run, but it takes less gas when you’re driving more responsibly. We all get in a hurry from time to time, but you can improve your gas mileage if you try to speed less. My car has an “ECO” light that turns on when I’m cruising at an economically favorable speed. If you don’t have a similar feature, you can at least try and stay at a constant speed and not brake/accelerate so much.
Find the cheapest gas
When you have a need, there’s usually an app for it. GasBuddy can help you find the cheapest gas around and it’s powered by the users, so you get to help let others in on the discounts as well. Just try to never let your tank get too low or you won’t be getting many options on where to fill up.
Get a bike
If you’re like me, you have a bike, you love riding it, and you probably don’t ride it near as often as you should. If this you, and you have a short commute, you can solve two problems at once. If the weather is nice and your commute is short, why not leave the keys at home and take your bike to work?
Start a carpool
Have some coworkers that live nearby? If so, there’s no excuse for not starting a carpool. By taking turns driving each week, you’ll save a lot of gas money over the course of the year. If you like driving too much to be a rider, why not pick up that coworker every day? They can pay you a flat fee for the ride, you’ll make a few bucks, and they’ll save on the wear and tear on their vehicle. Everybody wins.