Cut your living costs
- From: Squashme <squashme@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:17:10 -0700 (PDT)
"Day 1: Trim transport costs
Regular travel costs really mount up, whether it's because you're
buying petrol for your car or a travel card to get to work.
One of the best ways to trim transport costs is - literally - to get
on yer bike. Cheap bicycles are often available on community sites
like Gumtree or Preloved. If you're really lucky, you might even be
able to get one for nothing from a Freebie initiative like Freegle or
And if you cycle instead of driving or taking public transport, there
will be another financial benefit, too: You'll get fitter for free, so
you can cancel that pricy gym subscription!"
And if you just must drive, it has some helpful suggestions too:-
"Switching to a more fuel-efficient driving style is easy and the
first step is to watch your speed. Driving fast and crunching through
the gears without mercy can see your fuel consumption soar. Insurer
Swiftcover says that 55 - 65mph is typically the most fuel efficient
speed for driving. Any faster and consumption increases dramatically.
Be a patient driver and step off the accelerator whenever
possible." (From "Cut your petrol costs by a third.")