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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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Save Money on the Costs of Car Ownership

If you have a car, you know that the sticker price is not all that is involved in the price of automobile ownership. You also have to consider things like insurance, maintenance, gas, and vehicle registrations. While you can’t really change the cost of of a license plate, you do have control over some of the other costs of owning a car. Insurance There are tons of different companies that offer car insurance. It makes sense to do a cheap auto insurance quotes comparison online. If you only use the company your parents did and never check rates, you could be shelling out unnecessary money. Certain civic groups and credit unions offer insurance discounts. Be sure to ask. Some insurance companies also offer special perks for members as well. The company I currently use gives 20% off for certain hotels and rental car agencies, so don’t toss any paperwork that accompanies you insurance documents.

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