Over at The Happy Homeowner, money hasn’t been spent on gas since July 8th! How is this possible? Biking to work makes this possible. So much money is saved when not having to be forced to rely on gas and cars.
Where I live, it’s pretty much impossible to commute by any other means than a car. If you take the bus, it’ll take 2 hours to get somewhere (whereas it would only take 10 minutes if you drove). This is not an exaggeration as the BF took the bus and train to work for around 1 month to save money, and then we realized he was spending 4 hours each day just on commuting, even though his work was only 10 miles away.
How do you commute? Do you take a car, bus, train, bike, walk, or what?
Also, with rising gas prices, we have been cancelling our random driving that we usually do. We love just driving around, but it’s just not possible with the gas prices.
What have you done to balance your budget against gas prices?
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Check it out! You can find my bucket list here, but here’s a snippet.
- Go skydivin
- Get my piloting license (I have my first class soon!)
- Go parasailing in the ocean
Ooh, thanks for the mention!!! 😀
Money Pincher says
I drive to work 🙂 Parking is $120 and Bus Fare is $110 a month here in Vancouver. I'd need to walk 15 minutes to the nearest bus stop and will take another 45 minutes to get to work by bus & skytrain. I'd rather have the freedom with my car by paying and extra $10 + gas to drive. BF and I go to the states to fill up for gas when we pick up our groceries. We save about 1/3 in our monthly gas bill if we buy gas over the border!
I drive to work since I live 65 miles away. I spend at least $400.00 on gas.
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Same in my neck of the woods – public transport, if you are even close to it, takes 10 times as long and costs a bundle. In our family, we have – gulp! – 4 cars. We are not going as much either. Sunday drives are lovely, but not in the budget.
Frugal Student says
We share one car. I work part-time and my DH drops me off before going to work and I bus to his work in the evening.