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Review Category : Commuting

10 Quick Ideas To Lower Your Commuter Costs

With gas prices back on the climb again, now may be a good time to revisit ways to increase your bottom line by cutting your overall commuter costs. According to Citi’s ThankYou Premier Commuter Index released recently, workers spend about 200 hours annually at a cost of nearly $2,600 on their daily commute.   That breaks down to an average amount of $10 a day.   We often think in Atlanta we have the worst traffic in the country, but New Yorkers still rule with an average commute of 73 minutes. Here are 10 ideas to lower your commuter costs: Go Electric During The Weekdays- With state and federal credits still available for purchasing an electric car, if your range is not more than 80 to 100 miles there are great options for a fairly low cost electric car. Get Productive- What? You mean make money?  That would be a neat trick, but I mean learn some new skills.  If your average ...

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I Took A College Course In My Car

Living in Atlanta almost my whole life, I have seen the traffic get worse each year.  After the 1996 Olympics, the city just seemed to get really big and really spread out.  The amount of time Atlanta drivers have to spend in their cars is on the rise.  The metro Atlanta average commute is 28.7 minutes, with some areas over 40 mins.  A study by Harvard Health Watch found that the average American spends 37,935 hours driving a car in their lifetime. Cranking Radar Love by Golden Earring on the stereo can be fun on occasion, but I thought I should take advantage of this wasted car time.  Why not feed my brain on the way to my next appointment or commute.  There are a number of online programs that you can pay for, or you can chose to get some free podcasts from Open Education Database: http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/skip-the-tuition-100-free-podcasts-from-the-best-colleges-in-the-world/ What do you do during your wasted car time? Written by: Van Pappas ...

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The Financial Cost of Getting a DUI

Most people don’t think about how costly getting a DUI could be because nobody ever plans to get a DUI.  We plan for retirement, we plan for our kids education, but it is absurd to contemplate setting aside funds for the unlikely event that we might get a DUI.  In addition to the financial costs, there are many other costs that are hard to measure.  Loss of reputation in the community.  The impact it will have on relationships both personally and professionally.  And other things nobody ever considers like the fact that many life insurance companies may not offer coverage to an otherwise perfectly healthy individual because you have a DUI conviction on your record. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on the actual financial costs of getting a DUI, and to consider some of the other hard-to-measure costs.  Maybe learning this information will act as a deterrent.  Maybe that is a stretch, but here it ...

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