Do You Have a Long Daily Commute?

3 Reasons Why Your Daily Commute Is Making You Poor

Most Americans commute to work and most commuters travel by car. The morning commute and evening drive home are often seen as an inevitable part of modern life – and many people find things to enjoy about their commute, whether it’s stopping for coffee or listening to music or their favorite drive-time radio programs.

But have you ever thought about how much your commute is really costing you?

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Save Money Winterizing Your Car

Save Money Winterizing Your Car

Unless you live in a warm climate – say, Florida or Southern California – the winter months mean freezing temperatures, snow, ice, sleet and road salt, all of which can play havoc with your car. Lots of auto shops start offering to “winterize” your car around this time of year, but if you want to save a few bucks, this is something you can do pretty easily on your own.

The goal is to make sure you have everything you need in the car and ensure that nothing freezes or breaks off due to the weather – at the worst possible time, probably.

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Car Buying: Are You Paying Too Much?

Are You Paying Too Much for Your Car?

Americans love cars. Driving a car is synonymous with the American dream – being behind the wheel of a car represents freedom, mobility, independence, travel, new horizons, adventure… everything that makes America great. Whether it’s driving to the prom, getting your kicks on Route 66, stopping by a fast food drive-through or a drive-in movie, most of America’s cultural memory involves cars.

But as much as Americans love their cars, our cars do not always love us. Cars are expensive – more expensive than most people might realize.

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Save Money by Using Less Gas

Save Money by Using Less Gas

We’ve all seen gas prices soar this year and while they’re now on the down-slope, driving – especially in areas where commuting by car is a necessity – can mean a huge hit to our household budgets each month. Every time I fill up, I am shocked by the total that comes up even though I drive a small, fuel-efficient sedan, so I’ve been making an effort to lengthen the time between trips to the pump by using less gas.

Here are a few tips to lessen your gas usage – and the hit to your wallet.

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