Thursday, September 29, 2011
Get a smaller car
Get a really good car that is great on gas. If the car has to be smaller that's okay. There are very few times when you have to transport three or four kids, dogs and luggage. For those occasions rent a bigger car when you need it. There's no point to driving a big car all the time when you're all alone. We have a sedan that seats four comfortably. I hate to say it but we often use our one car for hauling supplies from Home Depot. It's shocking how much fits in that car. We also used it for moving stuff up to our new place. One car is all we will ever need. I don't drive and our town has everything we need within walking distance. Next move look for a place that is pedestrian friendly or closer to your job. Try your best to cut down on commuter time. This will reduce stress and give you more time with family. I like using public transportation. I grew up in NYC so I am used to it. Some people look down on taking buses and trains as if having a car is a status symbol or something. I see a car as a somewhat unnecessary evil. If you can live your life without a car, it will save you tons of money.