Practically everyone knows about the difficult living conditions of the modern world. We all know that saving money has become critical but how many actually know how to? You may have heard about how to use fluorescents and using less water. However, all these methods require sacrifice. Listed below are five great ways to save money on transportation without sacrificing on your luxuries.
Most daily workers and commuters will prefer to take their car to work. It’s just a simple choice and does not have complicated reasons behind it. However, the more cars there are on the road, the worse the traffic conditions become and the more energy you use.
One great way to save and still attain the luxury of a car is to carpool. If coworkers live near each other or on the route to work, they should carpool. You can split the gas bill down the middle and still go to work in easy comfort.
The preferred mode of transportation for most teenagers is public transportation. In this day and age, the conditions of public transport have vastly improved and it is now more comfortable than ever. A bus can hold up to approximately fifty people with ease.
Using public transport costs a fraction of what you would spend by taking a car to work. Because buses have their own lanes, you may even get to work faster.
Tune Your Vehicle
If you cannot carpool and still want to take your car to work, it is important that you get it tuned properly at least once a month. A tuned car will consume notably less gas than one that hasn’t been. By keeping your car in optimum condition, you will save money on gas.
Walking is a great way to save money on transport costs. If your office is a five minute drive away, it may be a fifteen minute walk away. At such small distances, it is better to walk to work. Not only do you save money on transport, you stay fit. By staying fit, you will become ill less and save money on medication.
Use your Bike
For the teenager, you can save money on public transport as well. Almost every school has bike stands where students can park their bicycles. You get a great workout and you save money.
If you need to go to the nearby grocery store to pick up some milk, do not take the car out. Most people tend to use their car for short trips to the shop because it saves time. Use a bicycle instead to get the milk. If you get your milk five minutes late, it will not be the end of the world.
There are a lot more ways you can save money on your transport bill and they do not include sacrifices.
These changes may seem small and some may be seen as sacrifices but ask yourself, can you classify the savings and benefits as sacrifices?
Allan loves exploring various ways to save money and increase the balance of his savings account. Allan also likes to share his experiences online through guest posts.