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August 27, 2009

Save Money By Going Green: Drive Less

Gas prices Going green doesn’t just save the outside world; it also can save the hard-earned money in your bank account. This week, we’re dispensing advice about one of the more self-interested aspects of being green: keeping your cash.

Tip #4: Step Away From the Car

Gas prices are one of America's most publicly bemoaned expenses. But consumers can take matters – and costs – into their own hands. By driving less, not only will you lower demand for oil, and thereby the average price for it, you’ll also keep your own wallet fat. To find out how much you can save by reducing your motoring miles, give this nifty driving-cost calculator a whirl.

The environmental cost of fossil-fuel dependency needs no introduction, but here are a few links in case you need reminding. If you must drive, read our tips for minimizing your vehicle’s impact and cost.

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