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How to Save at the Gas Pump

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As consumers we know there are price increases from time to time on the goods and services we use every day. However, one extreme fluctuation happened about eight years ago when the average price of a gallon of gas spiked at over $4.00. This was largely due largely to an increase in the cost of oil. I don’t know about you, but that hit my budget pretty hard even though I was still in high school at the time. My parents did pay for some of my fuel, but I had to chip in too and I found myself doing far less driving when the price at the gas pump spiked. Even though the price of fuel has gone down since then, I still try figure out how to save at the gas pump whenever I can. Below are a few ideas I use to help me save as much as I can. Make Trips Count Even though that was quite a few years ago, I started getting into the habit then of making my trips around town count as much as possible. At the time, I lived a few miles from town on my family’s farm, so trips back and ...

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Different Ways to Commute to Work

After you’ve been offered a new job, an explosion of questions enters your head. Do you need a new wardrobe? What will your co-workers be like? How intense will be initial training be? Perhaps the most pressing riddle is “how will I get to work?” There are plenty of options at your fingertips, and it’s best to weigh the pros and cons of each. Driving Advantages: When driving to work, you are in control of the commute. You can leave for work at a time that is most convenient for you, and if you have errands or an emergency, you can just get in your car and go. While you are driving, you can also take time to listen to your favorite radio station, audio book or use the quiet time to think about life. Moreover, with a car, you can go practically anywhere within a certain radius. You don’t have to worry about how close in proximity the office is from a train station. Disadvantages: To begin with, gas prices are constantly rising and toll expenses can be a headache. Since you are driving alone, you are creating more air pollution and traffic congestion in your community. Plus, depending ...

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