Four Ways to Cut Commuting Costs

As the years have passed, the price of gas has continued to increase. For those of us who are constantly using our vehicles for the commute to and from work, picking up groceries, and all the various other errands that make up our everyday lives, the amount of money put toward gas can be astronomical. However, there are many simple ways to cut these expenses. Lifehackercar steering wheel 150x150 Four Ways to Cut Commuting Costs suggests four realistic ways to lower your commuting costs:

  • Change your work hours. If you have some flexibility in the hours you work, try going in early and leaving early, or going in late and leaving late. This method can help you avoid the rush hour stop-and-go traffic, which can be hard on your gas mileage.
  • Partner up. Carpooling can save you money, provide the opportunity to be social with coworkers, and even help the environment.
  • Travel with the masses. If you live in an urban area, consider taking advantage of public transportation such as the train or bus.
  • Consider radical alternatives. If none of the above options interest you, think of alternatives that appeal to your lifestyle. Other options are biking to work or even walking if it’s not too far.

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About Nicole Bradley

I am the Digital Media Intern for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, VA. I am originally from New Jersey, but am currently a student studying journalism in Washington, DC. I love uncovering new and exciting places and events in DC, taking advantage of all the city has to offer.