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3 Simple Ways to Save Money on Gas

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Do you find yourself spending entirely too much money on gas every month? Are you hoping to reduce this expense? Have you tried and failed to do so in the past?

With the national average gas price hovering right around $2.52/gallon (regular), now’s not the time to ignore this expense. Instead, it’s up to you to find ways to save a few dollars here and there.

Here are three simple steps you should consider taking in the near future:

•    Carpool with friends, family, or coworkers. It’s safe to assume that you aren’t the only person who feels they are overspending on gas. By asking around, you may quickly find a few people who are willing to carpool as a means of saving money. Even if you only find one other person, it will go a long way in keeping cash in your pocket.
•    Change your route. Maybe you’ve been taking the same route to and from work for many years. Despite this approach, a simple change could be all you need to save money on gas. Even better, you may find that your new route saves you time as well.
•    Don’t drive as much. It’s a tough habit to break, but you may find that you need to spend less time on the road. There are many ways of making this change, such as by doing all your shopping while you’re out, instead of taking separate trips.

As you can see, there is more than one way to save money on gas. You simply need to find a system that works for you and then stick with it. Even if you only implement one of these tips, it’ll go a long way in putting you in position to save.

What do you think of these three ideas? Have you experimented with one or more of them in the past? Which one worked the best? Share your personal gas budget and tips for saving in the comment section below.

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Comments 2

Wanderer on Friday, 19 January 2018 13:41

Following on the authors comments ... being organized in your travels may lead to fewer miles driven. Lay out your route with stops built into your trips and geographic area so there is an opportunity for less miles to drive in total.

Following on the authors comments ... being organized in your travels may lead to fewer miles driven. Lay out your route with stops built into your trips and geographic area so there is an opportunity for less miles to drive in total.
Frank on Monday, 26 February 2018 15:35

I get all of my gas from Kroger, which gives me $0.10 per gallon. This helps quite a bit over time.

I get all of my gas from Kroger, which gives me $0.10 per gallon. This helps quite a bit over time.
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