HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON THE COST OF COMMUTING
With the high price of gas, learning how to save
money in commuting is very important. Below are some
basics money saving tips:
-- The shortest route does not mean the fastest or the
cheapest! Try changing the route you take. You may be
able to find a route that is a little longer in commute,
but less stop-and-go. The less stop-and-go the more gas
-- If you can, work from home. Not only will
working from home save you money in gas and wear and tear
on your car, there are many great
tax benefits you can receive from working out of your
-- Try and find alternate means of commuting to work. Are
you close enough to walk, or bike?
-- Does your town offer a carpool matching program?
-- If it is convenient, utilize public transportation.
-- If you are using mass transit, try and purchase
multi-ride discount packages. You can probably buy a
weekly, monthly or yearly pass for whatever public
transportation service you use.
-- Find out if your employer will provide you with a
discount on train and/or bus passes.
-- Find out if your
auto insurance carrier will reduce your premium if
you do not drive to work everyday.
-- Make sure your
credit report is accurate. Meaning there are no
errors and your information is 100% current. An accurate,
positive credit report will mean lower auto insurance
Get a copy of your credit report here.