gas http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1257/all en-US This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000079647883_Large.jpg" alt="the cost of cheap gas is actually hurting her" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I first started driving in the mid-1990s, gas prices generally hovered around $1.25 a gallon, and I could fill up my Chevy Cavalier with just $20 &mdash; and receive change back.</p> <p>In the last few years, it seemed as though the $20 fill-up was a thing of the past. That's why the last several months have been pretty exciting for drivers, as gas prices have once again dipped below $2.00 a gallon and stayed there. And why shouldn't we be excited? Low fuel prices means cheaper goods and services, as well as fat wallets.</p> <p>But that's not the whole story. While cheap gas certainly does help to stimulate our economy and improve household budgets, there is a dark side to the cheap gas. The low prices can often mask high costs elsewhere in the economy or the future. Here are four reasons why cheap gas costs more than you think.</p> <h2>1. Buying More Car Than You Need</h2> <p>Human beings have a hard time recognizing that things change, even when we have recent experience that tells us otherwise. This is called the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-common-logic-traps-you-may-be-falling-for">forever changeless assumption</a>, and it's the reason why drivers flock to large gas-guzzlers when the price at the pump is low, and then race out to buy hybrids when prices spike. The rise of fuel-efficient Japanese cars in the '70s and early '80s, followed by the ubiquity of SUVs in the '90s, then the rise of the hybrid in the 2000s, has lead us to this point.</p> <p>The problem is something that automotive auctioneer and Yahoo Auto contributor Steven Lang refers to as &quot;the 1% solution.&quot; Drivers will buy a vehicle because they are trying to solve a problem that only plagues them 1% of the time. For instance, when gas prices are low, a car buyer might focus on the need to haul the entire extended family and buy a three-row minivan, even though the family only makes family visits once a year. When gas prices go up, worries about the price at the pump make car buyers chase fuel economy and ignore the higher sticker price on the efficient car.</p> <p>You might be thinking that this issue is relatively rare. Except for the Richie Rich types, not many people buy cars every couple of years, and the majority of drivers keep their gas-guzzling vans during periods of expensive fill-ups or keep their hybrids even when a gallon of gas is cheaper than a gallon of milk.</p> <p>But America's fleet of cars is older now than it has ever been with a remarkable average age of 11.5 years. Though the cars produced in the past 12 years are durable, they will eventually need to be replaced. Americans were already buying cars at record rates in 2015, and the trend is expected to continue.</p> <p>That's not to say that you'll jump from driving a Honda Fit to a Ford F-350 just because gas is cheap. According to Steven Lang, &quot;Car buyers tend to take two steps to the right when gas prices are low. If they would normally look at a sub-compact, they'll buy a sedan instead.&quot;</p> <p>The problem with the 1% solution is not just the sticker price, which tends to be higher on larger vehicles. Everything from the cost of regular maintenance to the price of tires goes up with larger cars. And there is no guarantee that cheap gas will remain forever changeless &mdash; and good luck unloading your gas-guzzler when the price of oil spikes again.</p> <h2>2. Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle</h2> <p>There is some debate as to whether consumers are likely to drive more when gas prices are low. One study has shown that Millennials in particular are <a href="http://jalopnik.com/cheaper-gas-is-making-millennials-drive-a-ton-1701419095">likely to drive more</a> when the cost of gas is low, while the Energy Information Administration (EIA) claims that <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=19191">gasoline is an inelastic resource</a>, which means demand does not change when prices fluctuate.</p> <p>However, AAA calculates that 46.6 million Americans <a href="http://newsroom.aaa.com/2015/11/46-9-million-americans-to-travel-for-thanksgiving-according-to-aaa/">traveled for Thanksgiving 2015</a>, which is the highest number of travelers for that holiday since 2007. The low cost of gas certainly played a factor for many travelers.</p> <p>But driving more &mdash; even if it's just additional, special occasion driving &mdash; does put wear and tear on your car. Calculating the exact cost of wear and tear is difficult, but AAA found the average cost per mile in 2014 to be <a href="http://exchange.aaa.com/automobiles-travel/automobiles/driving-costs/#.Vp_km1MrJ-1">44.9 cents per mile</a> for a small sedan driven about 15,000 miles per year. (This cost does include the price of gas.)</p> <h2>3. Traffic Fatalities</h2> <p>Driving your car more is not just potentially costly for your vehicle. It also increases the statistical likelihood that you will get into a wreck. According to sociologist Guangqing Chi of South Dakota State University, a 20-cent decline in gas prices in Minnesota correlated with an additional <a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/01/06/375308884/the-downside-of-cheaper-gas-more-accident-fatalities">15 traffic-related deaths</a> per year. He surmises that a $2 drop in gas prices could translate to an additional 9,000 traffic fatalities per year nationally.</p> <p>There are a number of reasons for this. Cheaper gas means drivers often take more trips &mdash; both long road trips and regular errands &mdash; rather than staying home or combining local trips to save gas. In addition, the fluctuating cost of gasoline has a larger effect on young drivers. When gas prices are low, there are more young and inexperienced drivers on the road since they can afford a tank of gas &mdash; and those are the drivers who are at the greatest risk of being in a car accident.</p> <h2>4. Environmental Concerns</h2> <p>We all know that driving is not great for the environment. Not only do the emissions of <a href="http://homeguides.sfgate.com/am-harming-environment-driving-78514.html">hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide</a> from each and every tailpipe contribute to ground-level ozone and global warming (not to mention the human health implications of carbon monoxide), but the production of fuel creates a significant amount of similar emissions, accounting for 19% of the emissions produced during the life cycle of the average car.</p> <p>This is problematic both because cheap gas can potentially encourage more driving, and because low prices at the pump make society as a whole less interested in fuel efficiency. According to Michael Sivak, research professor at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, &quot;Fuel economy for new cars, light trucks, and sport utility vehicles rose fairly steadily from 20.1 miles per gallon in October 2007 to 25.8 MPG in August 2014&hellip; [but] since then, fuel economy of the new-car fleet has reversed course, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/business/energy-environment/cheap-gas-is-a-thrill-but-a-costly-one.html?_r=0">dropping to 25 MPG in November [2015]</a>.&quot;</p> <p>Even environmentally-conscious consumers are less likely to make decisions in the best interest of the earth when gas is cheap. Without the immediate pain of costly fill-ups, it can be difficult for drivers to remember that every trip they make contributes to the deterioration of the environment.</p> <h3>Striking a Balance</h3> <p>Cheap gas is not as cheap as it may seem, since our behavior adjusts to low prices in ways that can be very costly. It's a good idea to think of gasoline as an expensive and precious resource, even when a gallon costs less than a bottle of water, since that will help you to remember the hidden costs.</p> <p><em>Do you buy cheap gas? Share your opinion on this trend in the comments below!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/emily-guy-birken">Emily Guy Birken</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-wisebread-helped-me-get-45mpg-out-of-my-28mpg-car">How Wisebread helped me get 45mpg out of my 28mpg car.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-driving">Here&#039;s How Rich You&#039;d Be If You Stopped Driving</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-will-you-do-when-gas-drops-below-150-a-gallon">What will you do when gas drops below $1.50 a gallon?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-benefits-of-a-walkable-neighborhood">The Benefits of a Walkable Neighborhood</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/running-the-numbers-on-the-bigger-car-what-s-your-cost-and-is-it-worth-it">Running the numbers on the bigger car: what’s your cost and is it worth it?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Cars and Transportation car costs cheap gas gas gas mileage gas prices new car Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00:04 +0000 Emily Guy Birken 1646414 at http://www.wisebread.com The Best Gas and Military Credit Card: USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-gas-and-military-credit-card-usaa-cashback-rewards-plus-american-express <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-best-gas-and-military-credit-card-usaa-cashback-rewards-plus-american-express" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/000015473263.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is one of the newer rewards credit cards added to the USAA family. While some of the other rewards cards have featured a couple disadvantages such as a tiered program based on spending, the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://track.linkoffers.net/a.aspx?foid=26086820&amp;fot=1278&amp;foc=1">USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express</a> has handled these issues, resulting in an improved product. Because of the new and improved features, the USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express is not only one of the best USAA credit cards available, but one of the best all around rewards cards as well.</p> <h2>Why We Like This Card</h2> <ul> <li>Military Benefits</li> <li>Cashback on gas and military base purchases</li> </ul> <h2>How This Card Works</h2> <p>Earn 5% cash back for gas and military base purchases such as those made at commissaries, exchanges, and shoppettes on base, up to a total of $3,000 in purchases per year. You also earn 2% for grocery store purchases up to $3,000 in purchases per year, and 1% cash back for all other purchases. Once you have reached the annual cap, your purchases in those categories earn 1% cash back for the rest of the year. You can earn an unlimited amount of cash back in the 1% category and your rewards do not expire. You'll receive a rebate of your rewards annually in January, for the cash back earned in the prior year.</p> <h2>Other Benefits</h2> <p><strong>USAA MemberShop.</strong> MemberShop is a free shopping portal online where cardmembers can earn extra rewards with popular retailers such as The Home Depot and Macy's. These rewards and savings opportunities are in addition to the rewards earned when you use your card.</p> <p><strong>Reduced APR.</strong> You can qualify for a reduced APR of 4% for up to 12 months during deployment or PCS on all balances and on existing balances when you enter active military duty. Those who participate in a qualified military campaign such as The Global War on Terrorism or Operation New Dawn, can also receive a rebate of all finance charges accrued during the military campaign. USAA membership also includes qualified experts for assisting with military-related questions and for help preparing for, during, and after deployment.</p> <p><strong>Chip card.</strong> Provides extra protection when you use your credit card. Chip cards are accepted worldwide and often preferred over the standard cards with only the magnetic stripe.</p> <h2>Costs</h2> <ul> <li>$0 Annual Fee</li> <li>12.15% to 26.15% APR</li> <li>3% Balance Transfer Fee (Up to $200 maximum fee)</li> <li>1% Foreign Transaction Fee</li> </ul> <h2><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://track.linkoffers.net/a.aspx?foid=26086820&amp;fot=1278&amp;foc=1"><img width="154" height="50" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/apply-now.png" /></a></h2> <h2>Pros</h2> <p><strong>5% cash back for military base purchases. </strong>There are very few cards that award as much as 5% cash back for purchases of any type, except for cards with rotating quarterly categories. Even fewer cards reward extra cash back for purchases made at commissaries, shoppettes, and exchanges, which, for many military members and family who live on base, are their primary stores.</p> <p><strong>5% gas and 2% grocery stores.</strong> Even if you don't frequently shop on base, 5% cash back on gas and 2% on grocery stores purchases are both among the highest cash back rates available for these categories.</p> <p><strong>No rewards tiers.</strong> Unlike the other USAA credit cards, the amount of cash back you earn isn't dependent on how much you spend with your credit card. Regardless of how much you spend per year, you earn 5% cash back on gas and military base purchases, 2% on grocery store purchases, and 1% cash back on all other purchases.</p> <p><strong>Military benefits.</strong> The most significant perks of USAA credit cards are the military benefits which not only help you save money with opportunities for reimbursement of fees and lower APRs, but when you have questions or concerns, you can work with experts who are familiar with your lifestyle and situation. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-credit-cards-for-military-personnel-and-families?ref=review">Best Credit Cards for Military Personnel and Families</a>)</p> <h2>Cons</h2> <p><strong>Annual rebate. </strong>You only receive your cash back once per year in January, for the cash back earned the prior year. While other rewards credit cards allow you to redeem when you reach a certain amount, often as low as $10 or $20, you must accumulate your cash back for the entire year before you receive it.</p> <p><strong>Low limit on bonus categories.</strong> The limit on the 5% cash back categories is $3,000 per year, which only allows approximately $250 per month. If your spending in these categories is regularly more than $3,000 per year, you can earn more cash back with a card that offers a higher limit. For example, the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-cash-back-for-everyday-purchases-with-the-american-express-blue-cash-everyday-card?ref=review">American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card</a> awards 3% for up to $6000 per year in groceries, 2% for gas and department stores (without any limits), and 1% everything else.</p> <p><strong>Foreign transaction fee.</strong> The foreign transaction fee of 1% can become costly if you frequently travel abroad. No annual fee cash back cards which also do not carry foreign transaction fees are rare, and basically include cards like the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/unlimited-cash-back-the-quicksilver-cash-rewards-credit-card?ref=review">Capital One Quicksilver Card</a> and the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/new-discover-it-chrome-card-no-fuss-rewards?ref=review">Discover it Chrome</a>. If the majority of your spending falls within the 5% cash back categories, the 1% foreign transaction fee may still be worth carrying, especially if you don't use your card often for foreign purchases.</p> <p><strong>Less accepted American Express.</strong> The American Express brand is still not as commonly accepted by retailers as the Visa and MasterCard brands. This can pose a problem if you live in a smaller area or are deployed to a country that prefers Visa or MasterCard. The <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/barclays-rewards-mastercard-review-a-promising-new-card-from-an-old-bank?ref=review">Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard</a> awards 2x points on gas, groceries, and utilities, and 1x points on all other purchases.</p> <h2>Who This Card Is Best For</h2> <p>Of the USAA rewards credit cards, the USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express offers the best opportunity for earning the most cash back on your purchases. It is best for members of the military and their families, who frequently shop the 5% categories, but not significantly more than $3,000 per year. It is also best for those living and traveling in areas where the American Express brand is accepted, and for consumers whose purchases are primarily domestic.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://track.linkoffers.net/a.aspx?foid=26086820&amp;fot=1278&amp;foc=1"><strong>Click here to learn more and apply for the USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express Card today!</strong></a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/christina-majaski">Christina Majaski</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-gas-and-military-credit-card-usaa-cashback-rewards-plus-american-express">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/usaa-secured-card-platinum-mastercard-review">USAA Secured Card&amp;reg; Platinum Visa&amp;reg; Review</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/usaa-secured-card-american-express">USAA Secured Card&amp;reg; American Express&amp;reg;: Military Benefits, Low Fees, and Interest on Your Deposit</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cashing-in-at-the-supermarket-blue-cash-preferred-card-from-american-express-review">Cashing in at the Supermarket: Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express Review</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-gas-rewards-credit-cards">5 Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Credit Cards credit card reviews gas military USAA Fri, 16 Oct 2015 05:14:31 +0000 Christina Majaski 1568600 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Apple Watch Apps That'll Save You Money http://www.wisebread.com/8-apple-watch-apps-thatll-save-you-money <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-apple-watch-apps-thatll-save-you-money" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/apple_watch_000065441195.jpg" alt="Man using apple watch apps to save him money" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is a pretty amazing thing. It has the ability to make our lives easier and more complicated at the same time. Ask any parent with a teenager on social media.</p> <p>The recently released <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-reasons-why-apple-is-still-on-a-tear">Apple Watch</a> has certainly lifted the technology bar in terms of what you can now do directly from your wrist. The days of glancing at your wrist to <em>only</em> get the time are a thing of the past, especially when it comes to managing your finances. There are some pretty amazing Apple Watch apps out there, many of which are free, that can help you save and manage your money. Here are the eight apps worth knowing about.</p> <h2>1. Mint for Apple Watch</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: Free on iTunes</p> <p>The folks at Mint.com have entered the smart watch market by releasing a <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-money-manager-budget/id300238550">Mint app</a> designed specifically for the Apple Watch. Once you pair your watch with your iPhone, the app lets you set up your monthly budget and helps keep your spending in check. You can review your day-to-day spending directly on your watch face and quickly glance at how much discretionary spending money you have left.&nbsp;</p> <h2>2. Daily Bread</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $1.99 on iTunes</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gm/app/daily-bread-smart-grocery/id917256488">Daily Bread Grocery app</a> with Apple Watch integration, helps you save money by keeping your spending in check when at the grocery store. The app allows you to create smart shopping lists, and avoid expensive impulse purchases, by using a &quot;predictive algorithm&quot; which shows you the groceries you'll likely need based on your buying history. You can shop from your grocery list directly from your wrist and tell Siri to add specific items to your list without having to write anything down.</p> <h2>3. Pennies</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $3.99 on iTunes</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pennies-personal-money-budget/id916741290">Pennies app</a> with Apple watch integration is a very easy to use &quot;everyday money tracker.&quot; The app lets you set-up specific budgets, both recurring and one-offs, and allows you to track your spending when on-the-go via your smartphone or Apple Watch. For example, if you have a $200 monthly entertainment budget you can simply enter your &quot;fun money&quot; expenses and check your wrist to see how you are doing throughout the month. You can also set &quot;Daily Targets&quot; to track your spending today and see how it will affect your spending tomorrow. The app is a fantastic tool to not only keep your spending reigned in, but also provides a useful way to see where your money goes every month in an attempt to find your budget-busters.</p> <h2>4. iBank</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $9.99 on iTunes</p> <p>The popular <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibank-for-iphone/id919518925">iBank app</a> now has Apple Watch integration that'll display budget and expense details directly on your watch. You can also get information on how your investments are currently performing. It doesn't stop there &mdash; you can dig even deeper and check your linked credit card and bank accounts via your &quot;timepiece.&quot; For the $10 price tag, the app is by far the most expensive on my list, but you end up getting a lot of useful features for your money.</p> <h2>5. Unspent</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $0.99 on iTunes</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unspent-track-your-spending/id952563330">Unspent</a> for the Apple Watch is a great way to keep your spending in check. The app connects to your iPhone and allows you to create spending categories, both seasonal and every day, and then lets you enter new transactions directly from your wrist. You can then view a summary of what you have left to spend in each category. The beauty of the app is in its simplicity; no charts, no bank connections, and no decimal points. According to their website, &quot;Unspent is for people who want to track spending balances, but don't want to overthink it.&quot;</p> <h2>6. MoneyWiz 2</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $4.99 in iTunes</p> <p>The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moneywiz-2-personal-finance/id936248215">MoneyWiz app</a> has been around for iOS devices for some time now, but they just recently added Apple Watch integration that's pretty powerful. The app allows you to track your spending, manage your budget, and get bill pay reminders that'll make late fees a thing of the past. Almost all of this information is now just an arm's length away via your Apple Watch. The budgeting tools are very intuitive and easy to set up, and the money saved by avoiding late fees makes this app worth a look.</p> <h2>7. Chronicle</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: $4.99 in iTunes</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chronicle-bill-reminders/id572561420">Chronicle app</a>, with Apple Watch integration, allows you to track your spending, keep track of your monthly bills, and set-up bill reminders to make those costly late fees a thing of the past. The ease of use with the app, and how you can access your financial information with a glance at your wrist, makes it a winner. For example, you can immediately see what bill is due next along with a chronological list of all your bills that are coming due. The app saves you money by helping you avoid late fees and documents your spending so you can keep your monthly budget on track.</p> <h2>8. Gas Guru</h2> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: Free in iTunes</p> <p>The <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gas-guru-cheap-gas-prices/id525588154">Gas Guru app</a> is free on iTunes and helps you locate the cheapest gas in your vicinity. To the excitement of many, the app has recently been integrated for use on the Apple Watch. Your watch display will show you the cheapest gas stations around you based on the grade of gas you select, and give you the address of the station and how far you are from it. While the&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gasbuddy-find-cheap-gas-prices/id406719683?mt=8">GasBuddy app</a> has been a long-time favorite among the frugal sect, Gas Guru takes it to a whole new level by letting you use it directly from your wrist.</p> <p>While many of these apps are available to anyone with a smartphone, the Apple Watch integration is pretty cool, and quite handy. With that said, the hefty price tag of an Apple Watch makes it a hard to justify purchase. But if you're an Apple junkie and already own an Apple Watch, these apps are definitely worth a look.</p> <p><em>Are you an Apple Watch owner? If so, do you take advantage of any of these apps, or perhaps one not listed, that helps you save or manage your money?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-apple-watch-apps-thatll-save-you-money">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-surprising-ways-your-smartphone-can-keep-you-and-your-family-safe">6 Surprising Ways Your Smartphone Can Keep You and Your Family Safe</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-must-have-apps-for-roommates">4 Must-Have Apps for Roommates</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-your-smartphone-saves-you-money">8 Ways Your Smartphone Saves You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-things-yoga-can-teach-you-about-money">5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-cash-back-sites-to-earn-you-thousands-per-year">30+ Cash Back Sites to Earn You Thousands Per Year</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance Technology apple watch apps budgeting gas groceries ITunes smartphone Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:00:49 +0000 Kyle James 1531718 at http://www.wisebread.com Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Stopped Driving http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-driving <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-driving" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_piggy_bank_car_000059532196.jpg" alt="Woman learning how rich she&#039;d be if she stopped driving" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cars are useful, but they can also be an unnecessary burden on your budget. My first car was a sky blue 1993 Mercury Sable. It was a boat of a car, but it was lovely and near-mint because I bought it from a senior citizen who only used it for church and the grocery store. I lived in the suburbs, but I would often carpool with coworkers or take the bus to save money. Eventually, I sold my car and moved to a place walking and biking distance from work and school. With the money I saved, I paid for two years of college tuition!</p> <p>Here in Los Angeles, walkable neighborhoods are flourishing, plus bike lanes and new rail routes are opening regularly. I rarely need a car to run basic weekly errands. My household shares one Honda Fit and we invest the money saved by not owning a second car. Here's why you should try it, too.</p> <h2>Here's What a Car Costs You Every Year</h2> <p>Let's break down all the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-cars-you-can-drive-almost-forever">costs associated with driving</a>, using average <a href="http://newsroom.aaa.com/2013/04/cost-of-owning-and-operating-vehicle-in-u-s-increases-nearly-two-percent-according-to-aaas-2013-your-driving-costs-study/">numbers crunched by AAA</a>, assuming annual driving of 15,000 miles.</p> <h3>1. Car</h3> <p>Many people <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-joy-of-buying-a-new-car-9-car-buying-tips">lease their cars</a>; but let's assume you buy yours outright. A car actually depreciates in value everyday you drive it &mdash; at an average total of $3,571 per year &mdash; depending on the type of car you have, of course.</p> <h3>2. Gas</h3> <p>Let's assume you don't live in major cities like L.A., Seattle, or NYC, where gas is the most expensive in the nation. In most other places, the average cost totals $2,168 per year.</p> <h3>3. Insurance</h3> <p>Another money-pit, insurance is legally mandatory almost everywhere. Depending on your age and driving history, it can be very pricey. The average cost overall is $1,029 per year.</p> <h3>4. Repairs</h3> <p>Depending on your car's age and whether it's domestic or imported, repairs can also be an unavoidable money drain. On average it can be 4.97 cents per mile, or $745.50 per year.</p> <h3>5. Services Like AAA or OnStar</h3> <p>While having a AAA membership is highly recommended, it is an extra cost of $66&ndash;$126 per year.</p> <p>Total Yearly Cost of Driving = $7,513.50*</p> <p><em>*Counting for depreciation of the average car per year, so that we can calculate a yearly savings. Car prices vary by make, model, and state of purchase, so I recommend subbing in the first value with your own. Here's a </em><a href="http://www.money-zine.com/calculators/auto-loan-calculators/car-depreciation-calculator/"><em>car depreciation calculator</em></a><em>. </em></p> <h2>What if You Invested That $7,513.50? Answer: $$$$</h2> <p>If you thought <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-drinking-expensive-coffee">cutting out $5 lattes</a> was a big investment, this one will make your eyes pop right out of your skull!</p> <p>I calculated a 10 year plan with a <a href="http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/savings/compound-savings-calculator-tool.aspx">compound interest calculator</a>. Let's say you invest the same amount every year for 10 years, with a conservative 6% interest rate. At the end of year two you're looking at $16,408. In five years, you'll have $44,899. In 10 years? $104,983!</p> <p>Honestly? If you got rid of your car, you could buy real estate in just 10 years.</p> <p>Some might argue: &quot;If I ditch my car, I'll spend more on other costs <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-score-free-rides-on-uber-lyft-and-sidecar">like public transit and Uber</a>!&quot; True, but the difference could be negligible. The costs of those extras is generally not enough to compete with saving what you'd spend on a car &mdash; unless you use them with unusually great frequency.</p> <h2>Absolutely Need a Car? Consider Only One Car Per Household</h2> <p>In my household, my husband and I only need one car, as only one of us works outside the home part time. The rest of the week, we work together on our small business. We drive together on business trips. This means better fuel efficiency and ability to use the carpool lane.</p> <p>Try planning a carpool strategy that allows everyone to get to work and come home together. Here's why. You will benefit from cutting your commute related costs nearly in half, but you will get to spend more time together as spouses, family members, or friends.</p> <p>How do you decide whose car to keep? See who has the most of the following:</p> <ul> <li>Newest model;</li> <li>Best fuel MPG;</li> <li>Fewest recent repairs;</li> <li>Lowest insurance rate.</li> </ul> <p>If one car is at least three out of four, that's the one to keep! Alternatively, try these six ways to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-cut-car-ownership-costs">cut car ownership costs</a>.</p> <p><em>How are you controlling your transportation costs?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/heres-how-rich-youd-be-if-you-stopped-driving">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-gas-dont-make-left-hand-turns">Save gas; don&#039;t make left-hand turns.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fill-your-tank">Fill your tank</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-benefits-of-a-walkable-neighborhood">The Benefits of a Walkable Neighborhood</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-save-money-on-gas">8 Cheap Ways to Save Money on Gas</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Cars and Transportation carpooling compound interest driving gas ridesharing Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:15 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1460791 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Creative Ways to Save Money With Bulk Buying http://www.wisebread.com/6-creative-ways-to-save-money-with-bulk-buying <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-creative-ways-to-save-money-with-bulk-buying" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/farmers_market_000038571134.jpg" alt="Woman buying food in bulk at farmers market" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it comes to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bulk-buying-basics-what-to-buy-how-to-store-and-money-saving-tips">buying in bulk</a>, warehouse clubs get all the publicity. But there's a lot of stuff they simply don't sell, or the amounts they do sell just aren't big enough. It's times like these when some out-of-the-box thinking on bulk buying comes in handy. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-buy-in-bulk?ref=seealso">10 Things You Didn&rsquo;t Know You Could Buy in Bulk</a>)</p> <p>Below are some <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-food-items-to-always-buy-in-bulk">bulk buying ideas</a> that you've probably never considered, but could end up saving you significant money.</p> <h2>1. Home Improvement Materials</h2> <p>If you're considering a significant home improvement project and want to tackle the work yourself, look into buying in bulk at the <a href="http://www.homedepot.com/c/Pro_VolumePricing"> Home Depot Pro Desk</a>. If you spend at least $2,500, you're eligible for exclusive savings and rewards when buying building supplies like lumber, masonry, nails, screws, and sheetrock.</p> <p>If you're doing landscape work at your house and the idea of hauling 25 bags of bark is overwhelming, consider buying landscaping materials in bulk from a local supplier. If you don't own a truck, borrow a friend's and haul things like bark, rock, and soil directly to your home and easily save 25% to 50%, depending on the material.</p> <h2>2. Online &quot;Subscribe &amp; Save&quot; Programs</h2> <p>It seems like every other person you see at Costco or Sam's Club pushes a cart around with a huge package of toilet paper or dog food hanging over the edge. While these are often good bulk buys, did you know that you can typically get the same products mailed directly to your home via online &quot;Subscribe &amp; Save&quot; programs? The two big players are <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/subscribe-and-save/details/?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;linkCode=ur2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=JBPXV7KSAISOFU6R"> Amazon</a> and<a href="http://goto.target.com/c/27771/81938/2092?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fc%2Ftarget-subscriptions-ways-to-shop%2F-%2FN-55b84"> Target</a>, and their pricing is surprisingly competitive. They both offer free membership, free delivery, and Amazon even offers 15% off if you have at least three items mailed to your home on a regular schedule.</p> <p>If you are a busy parent, and love the idea of having certain items sent to your doorstep on a regular schedule, you should definitely look into it. Some of the popular items include diapers, toilet paper, laundry detergent, dog food, shampoo, soap, and paper towels. The best part of both programs is the flexibility. If, for example, you have enough toilet paper to last six months, you can easily postpone future deliveries with no penalty.</p> <h2>3. Meat</h2> <p>If you have the freezer space, consider teaming up with friends or family and buying half a hog or a quarter of a steer.</p> <p>First, consider purchasing a 4-H project animal from your local county fair. You'll pay more than market price in most cases, but you'll be supporting local 4-H kids and end up with very high quality, antibiotic-free meat.</p> <p>Second, check out your local butcher shop for bulk meat buys. For example, my local butcher shop has a &quot;beef deal&quot; for five pounds of each of the following: round steak, chuck steak, 7-bone chuck roast, short ribs, and ground beef. Total price = $89.99 or $3.60/pound. If you have the freezer space, it's a great way to stock up and save.</p> <h2>4. Gift Cards</h2> <p>I have two kids who play youth sports year-round, and we are constantly buying coach gifts. Gift cards make awesome presents, especially when you buy in bulk from Costco. I recently bought five $10 Jamba Juice gift cards for only $30. So the next time you are hard up for a gift for a coach, teacher, or friend, swing by Costco and stock up on the cheap. Another cool thing about buying gift cards from Costco is they often feature <em>local </em>restaurants and businesses in addition to the usual chains.</p> <h2>5. Gas</h2> <p>For a $30 annual membership fee, <a href="http://www.mygallons.com/">MyGallons</a> will allow you to buy a large portion of gas at the current price. The service basically protects against a gas price increase over the coming months or years. You fill up at the station of your choice, and get a credit to your checking account or MyGallons debit card whenever you buy gas for more than your &quot;buy-in&quot; price. If gas prices go down, you can hold your gallons indefinitely until prices go up again, which they undoubtedly will. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-gas-rewards-credit-cards">Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards</a>)</p> <h2>6. Fruit and Veggies</h2> <p>If your family devours fruits and veggies like they are going out of style, you know just how expensive it can be to keep the fridge stocked. The absolute best way to stock up and save is by purchasing straight from the grower. Summer and fall are terrific times to hit up local farms, roadside stands, and farmer markets. I buy apples, apricots, peaches, and nectarines by the bushel basket from a local farm and typically negotiate a price 25%-40% cheaper than the grocery store.</p> <p>Also, ask local farmers if they have any &quot;seconds&quot; available to score a great deal on fruit and veggies that may not be perfectly shaped or colored, but still taste amazing. We are talking 50% off compared to the price of &quot;perfect&quot; varieties. By building a rapport with the farmer, they'll let you in on some great bulk buys.</p> <p><em>What is the most out-of-the-box bulk purchase you have ever made and how much did it save you?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-creative-ways-to-save-money-with-bulk-buying">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-100s-next-month-with-these-10-grocery-shopping-tips">Save $100s Next Month With These 10 Grocery Shopping Tips</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/walmart-vs-sams-club-who-actually-has-the-better-deals">Walmart vs. Sam&#039;s Club: Who Actually Has the Better Deals?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-places-to-get-coupons-online">The Best Places to Get Coupons Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-easy-ways-to-stretch-your-grocery-dollars">20 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Dollars</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Shopping building materials bulk Food gas groceries subscriber programs warehouse stores Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:00:08 +0000 Kyle James 1370265 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Secrets to Save Money on Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-secrets-to-save-money-on-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-secrets-to-save-money-on-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gas-station-103582811-small.jpg" alt="gas station" title="gas station" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on secrets to save money on gas, things you'll be proud of doing, and things you are likely paying too much for.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/10-secrets-save-gas/">10 Secrets to Save Money on Gas</a> &mdash; To save money on gas, take advantage of grocery shopping rewards and don't wait until you are on empty to fill up. [BargainBabe]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Do-Make-Yourself-Proud-34837079">17 Things You'll Be Proud of Doing</a> &mdash; Chances are you'll be proud of yourself for setting aside time for loved ones. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/09/5-things-you-are-likely-paying-too-much-for/">5 Things You Are Likely Paying Too Much For</a> &mdash; It is likely that you are paying too much for gas and entertainment. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://staplerconfessions.com/index.php/how-to-make-money-selling-at-consignment-sales/">How to Make Money Selling at Consignment Sales</a> &mdash; It is important to carefully clean your items before you sell them at a consignment store. [Stapler Confessions]</p> <p><a href="https://www.creditkarma.com/article/key-moments-for-your-credit-score">3 Key Moments When Your Credit Score Matters</a> &mdash; Did you know that your credit score matters when you are moving? [Credit Karma]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/convert-employer-individual-insurance/">How to Convert Employer-Paid Insurance to an Individual Policy Upon Layoff</a> &mdash; If you want to convert your employer-paid life insurance to an individual policy, check for a conversion provision. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionals/100314/top-ways-fund-your-new-business.asp">The Top Ways to Fund Your New Business</a> &mdash; When finding funding for your new business, consider borrowing money from the SBA. [Investopedia]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/10/08/i-want-christmas-to-be-debt-free/">I Want Christmas to Be Debt-Free</a> &mdash; To keep your Christmas debt-free, opt out of gift exchanges and don't buy &quot;hot&quot; gifts. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/10/06/planning-a-fun-frugal-halloween/">Planning a Fun, Frugal Halloween</a> &mdash; Keep your Halloween fun and frugal by making your own costume and using what you already have to decorate. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-instantly-make-a-house-feel-like-a-home">5 Ways to Instantly Make a House Feel Like a Home</a> &mdash; Embracing knick knacks can make your house feel like a home. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-secrets-to-save-money-on-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/five-reasons-why-i-love-public-transportation">Five Reasons Why I Love Public Transportation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/running-the-numbers-on-the-bigger-car-what-s-your-cost-and-is-it-worth-it">Running the numbers on the bigger car: what’s your cost and is it worth it?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-used-car-salesman-reveals-dirty-tricks-and-how-to-beat-them">A Used Car Salesman Reveals Dirty Tricks (and How to Beat Them)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-your-new-tires-really-6-year-old-ticking-time-bombs">Are your new tires really 6-year old ticking time-bombs?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips Cars gas saving Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:00:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1231316 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pumping-gas-82635537-small.jpg" alt="pumping gas" title="pumping gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="148" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on saving on gas, upcycling ideas that will blow your mind, and how to keep your identity safe.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/article/saving/T050-C000-S001-five-ways-to-save-gas-money.html?si=1">5 Ways to Save Gas Money</a> &mdash; Targeting the best day and time to buy gas can help you save at the pump. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Cool-Upcycling-Projects-24338804">221 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind</a> &mdash; Would you have ever thought to repurpose your old maps into coasters? [POPSUGAR Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/5-minutes-safer-identity/">5 Minutes to a Safe Identity</a> &mdash; To protect your identity, check your bank accounts daily. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2014/06/27/are-you-making-these-6-costly-college-planning-mistakes/">Are You Making These 6 Costly College Planning Mistakes?</a> &mdash; When planning for college, don't make the mistake of not understanding how 526 plans work. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/allowance-teaching-tool/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mightybargainhunter+%28MightyBargainHunter.com%29">Five Keys to Making a Child's Allowance a Teaching Tool</a> &mdash; Make your child's allowance a teaching tool by making it so that eventually they outgrow their allowance and have to find other ways to make money. [Mighty Bargain Hunter]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://sustainablelifeblog.com/tips-save-energy-costs-mercury-rises/">Tips to Save on Energy Costs as Mercury Rises</a> &mdash; Adding some shade to the sunny side of your home can help you reduce your energy costs this summer. [Sustainable Life Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/7-things-your-family-can-give-up-to-make-your-summer-more-sane">7 Things Your Family Can Give Up to Make Your Summer More Sane</a> &mdash; To make your summer more sane, your family can give up long car trips and enrichment activities. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/ready-insurers-car-happened-accident.html">Be Ready for Insurers to Ask Your Car What Really Happened in an Accident</a> &mdash; If you are in an accident, your insurer may ask to download data from your car to find out if you are giving an accurate account of the accident. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://20somethingfinance.com/part-time-jobs-with-health-insurance-benefits/">5 Part-Time Jobs With Health Insurance &amp; Benefits</a> &mdash; Starbucks and Lowe's offer health insurance benefits for part-time employees. [20SomethingFinance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartasset.com/blog/personal-finance/top-4-budgeting-tips-for-new-parents/">Top 4 Budgeting Tips for New Parents</a> &mdash; Are you a new parent? Be sure to add up your out-of-pocket medical expenses. [SmartAsset Blog]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-gas-dont-make-left-hand-turns">Save gas; don&#039;t make left-hand turns.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hoopde-for-sale-starting-price-500-winning-bid-226521">Hoopde for sale. Starting price - $500. Winning bid - $226,521.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/running-the-numbers-on-the-bigger-car-what-s-your-cost-and-is-it-worth-it">Running the numbers on the bigger car: what’s your cost and is it worth it?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips gas money save Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:00:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1152747 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save Money at the Gas Pump http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/gas-186261713.jpg" alt="gas pump" title="gas pump" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money at the pump, plugging your financial leaks, and conversation starters that make mingling fun.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/10-ways-to-save-money-at-the-gas-pump/">10 Ways to Save Money at the Gas Pump</a> &mdash; Using your brakes as little as possible and avoiding traffic can help you save at the gas pump. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/03/pf/financial-leaks.moneymag/index.html?section=money_pf&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_pf+%28Personal+Finance%29">Plug the financial leaks, now!</a> &mdash; Don't waste your flexible spending dollars or pay too much for auto insurance. [CNNMoney]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Easy-Conversation-Starters-34313495">40 Conversation Starters That Make Mingling Fun</a> &mdash; Asking someone what their favorite holiday is can be a great conversation starter. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2014/03/12/why-paying-with-cash-hurts-and-why-it-should/">Why paying with cash hurts (and why it should)</a> &mdash; Paying with cash hurts because it forces you to consider the real purchase price of what you are buying. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http:// http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2014/03/10/how-to-save-money-on-road-trips/">How to save money on road trips</a> &mdash; To save money on road trips, map out your optimal route to save on gas. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://fitzvillafuerte.com/10-practical-ways-to-avoid-overspending-when-shopping.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ReadyToBeRich+%28Ready+To+Be+Rich%29">10 Practical Ways to Avoid Overspending When Shopping</a> &mdash; Steer clear of samples and ads to avoid overspending when shopping. [Ready To Be Rich]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneywisdom.com/5-pre-application-tips-appeal-landlords/">5 Pre-Application Tips to Appeal to Landlords</a> &mdash; Have references and cosigners lined up before applying for a lease. [Free Money Wisdom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2014/03/early-retirement-its-all-in-the-numbers/">Early Retirement - It's All in the Numbers</a> &mdash; To retire early, lower your living expenses and remember that timing is everything. [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.lazymanandmoney.com/how-to-avoid-amazon-shipping-fees/">How to Avoid Amazon Shipping Fees</a> &mdash; Avoid Amazon shipping fees by paying for Amazon Prime if you tend to buy from Amazon frequently. [Lazy Man and Money]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/10-things-stay-at-home-parents-can-do-now-for-going-back-to-work-later">10 Things Stay-at-Home Parents Can Do Now for Going Back to Work Later</a> &mdash; If you are a stay-at-home parent thinking about going back to work, try to stay current in your profession. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-at-the-gas-pump">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-benefits-of-a-walkable-neighborhood">The Benefits of a Walkable Neighborhood</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-cheap-ways-to-save-money-on-gas">8 Cheap Ways to Save Money on Gas</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Travel best money tips car gas pump Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:00:32 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1130797 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Gas? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/car-3429535-small.jpg" alt="woman in a car" title="woman in a car" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-gas#comment-693546">Carolyn</a>, Elena, and Peg for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>If you drive a car, you can count on gas to eat up a decent chunk of your budget on the regular. Different people use different strategies to save on gas, like using a fuel efficient car, changing their driving habits, or giving up on driving altogether.</p> <p><strong>How do you save on gas?</strong> Do you use any apps, programs, or websites in your strategy? Have you made big lifestyle changes in response to high gas prices?</p> <p>Tell us how you save on gas and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> <p> <a id="rc-79857d49" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d49/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <script src="//d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js"></script><p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 9th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 9th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you save on gas, and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-on-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-the-biggest-item-in-your-budget">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s the Biggest Item in Your Budget?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-is-valentines-day-too-commercial-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: Is Valentine&#039;s Day Too Commercial? (Chance to win $20!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-would-you-balance-americas-budget">Ask the Readers: How Would You Balance America&#039;s Budget?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-gift-cards-make-a-good-gift">Ask the Readers: Do Gift Cards Make a Good Gift?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers gas Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:48:29 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 981622 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Fighting Killer Gas Prices http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/6004638708_0b41a5344c_z-1.jpg" alt="Fighting Killer Gas Prices" title="Fighting Killer Gas Prices" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on fighting killer gas prices, hidden money wasters, and shrinking your smartphone bill.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/10/23/killer-gas-prices-six-ways-to-fight-back/">Killer Gas Prices: Six Ways to Fight Back</a> &mdash; Stop warming up your car. It will save you money on gas. [Five Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Things-Youre-Wasting-Your-Money-25554906">6 Hidden Money Wasters</a> &mdash; Daily deals and disposable items are money wasters you might think are actually saving you money. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-to-shrink-supersize-smartphone-bill">How to Shrink Your Supersize Smartphone Bill</a> &mdash; To shrink your smartphone bill, track your usage. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.carefulcents.com/bust-through-a-career-slump-plateau/">How to Bust Through a Plateau and Overcome a Career Slump</a> &mdash; Overcome a career slump by reaching out to someone who inspires you. [Careful Cents]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/08/08oct27e.cfm?slider">Avoiding Holiday Debt</a> &mdash; Want to avoid holiday debt? Shop early for the best selection. [The Dollar Stretcher]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/five-ways-to-decorate-a-home-on-a-budget/">Five Ways to Decorate a Home on a Budget</a> &mdash; To decorate a large wall without breaking the bank, hang a quilt. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/how-to-rollover-your-401k-into-an-ira/">How to Rollover Your 401k into an IRA</a> &mdash; In order to rollover your 401k into an IRA, you must first officially terminate your employment. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com/counteroffer-salary-sample-letter-lowball-offer/">I've Been Lowballed, Now What? Snatch a Higher Salary With These 4 Counteroffer Tips!</a> &mdash; If you want a better salary offer, take the time to research industry and real life salaries for your position. [Girls Just Wanna Have Funds]</p> <p><a href="http://lifehacker.com/5954196/five-counterintuitive-ways-to-use-procrastination-and-become-productive">Five Counterintuitive Ways to Use Procrastination and Become Productive</a> &mdash; Planning to wait until the last minute to do something frees your mind to work on other items on your to do list. [Lifehacker]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-throw-a-halloween-themed-baby-shower">How to Throw a Halloween-Themed Baby Shower</a> &mdash; When throwing a Halloween-themed baby shower, play games with a Halloween twist. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-fighting-killer-gas-prices">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/running-the-numbers-on-the-bigger-car-what-s-your-cost-and-is-it-worth-it">Running the numbers on the bigger car: what’s your cost and is it worth it?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-gas-and-military-credit-card-usaa-cashback-rewards-plus-american-express">The Best Gas and Military Credit Card: USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car gas Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:00:35 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 955351 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save on Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3108285093_a5ce7c8b4b_z-1.jpg" alt="Ways to Save on Gas" title="Ways to Save on Gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="144" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save on gas, the best things to buy in October, and avoiding Craigslist rental scams.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.mydollarplan.com/ways-to-save-on-gas/">16 Ways to Save on Gas</a> &mdash; Save money on gas by not accelerating too quickly. [My Dollar Plan]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2012/10/october-best-time-to-buy/">October Best Time To Buy</a> &mdash; October is a great time to buy a car or a new air conditioner. [The Centsible Life]</p> <p><a href="http://howsmarriedlife.net/how-to-avoid-craigslist-rental-scams">How to Avoid Craigslist Rental Scams</a> &mdash; To avoid Craigslist rental scams, be wary of emails that are from one person but signed by another. [How's Married Life?]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Where-Get-Materials-Homemade-Costumes-25283990">Where To Get Affordable Materials For Your Homemade Costume</a> &mdash; If you are making your own Halloween costume this year, get your materials from dollar stores. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/10/02/selling-your-home-don%E2%80%99t-make-this-costly-mistake/">Selling Your Home? Don't Make This Costly Mistake</a> &mdash; When selling your home, don't make the mistake of not getting it ready for buyers. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.1099mom.com/2012/10/5-ways-for-moms-to-turn-knowledge-into.html">5 Ways for Moms to Turn Knowledge Into Cash</a> &mdash; Mom's can turn their knowledge into cash by making menus or writing ebooks. [1099 Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/10/why-six-reasons-youll-never-retire-is-wrong.html">Why &quot;Six Reasons You'll Never Retire&quot; Is Wrong</a> &mdash; Just because your inheritance is too small doesn't mean you'll never retire. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.thefrugaltoad.com/frugal-living/5-ways-to-save-on-car-expenses">5 Ways to Save on Car Expenses</a> &mdash; Researching repair costs can help you save money on car expenses. [The Frugal Toad]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/quit-drinking-soda-sugary-drinks/">How To Quit Drinking Soda (&amp; Other Sugary Drinks!)</a> &mdash; If you want to stop drinking soda, first identify why you are drinking soda in the first place. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/6-steps-to-a-safer-family-medicine-cabinet">6 Steps to a Safer Family Medicine Cabinet</a> &mdash; Make your family medicine cabinet safer by using a secure lock. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>News &amp; Events<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/news/2012/10/money-crashers-tweetchat-mcchat"><br /> </a></h2> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/news/2012/10/money-crashers-tweetchat-mcchat">Money Crashers Tweetchat (#MCChat)</a> &mdash; Don't miss Money Crashers #MCChat at 1pm PST! They will be giving away prizes!</p> <p>Be sure to check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/calendar">News &amp; Events Calendar</a> to see all the awesome upcoming events in the personal finance world!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-on-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/running-the-numbers-on-the-bigger-car-what-s-your-cost-and-is-it-worth-it">Running the numbers on the bigger car: what’s your cost and is it worth it?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-gas-and-military-credit-card-usaa-cashback-rewards-plus-american-express">The Best Gas and Military Credit Card: USAA Cashback Rewards Plus American Express</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car gas Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:00:44 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 954917 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Save Money on Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-on-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-save-money-on-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4963701709_1d4d2d8961_z(1)-1.jpg" alt="Save Money on Gas" title="Save Money on Gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some awesome articles on saving money on gas, how keeping a budget can improve your finances, and creating a will.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.moolanomy.com/6265/improve-gas-mileage-and-save-money-on-gas/">19 Ways to Improve Gas Mileage and Save Money on Gas</a> &mdash; To improve your gas mileage, take the roof rack carrier off your car. [Moolanomy]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/10-ways-keeping-a-budget-can-improve-your-finances/">10 Ways Keeping a Budget Can Improve Your Finances</a> &mdash; By keeping a budget, you will have an easier time achieving your goals. [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/its-time-to-create-a-will/">It's Time to Create a Will</a> &mdash; When creating a will, the first thing you must do is get your financial documents in order. [Consumerism Commentary]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/lottery-winners-inheritances-maybe-even-you/">5 Smart Moves for Lottery Winners, Inheritances, &amp; Maybe Even You</a> &mdash; If you find yourself with a bunch of unplanned for money, use it to become debt free. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/housing/tips-to-make-sure-you-get-your-security-deposit-back/">Tips To Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back</a> &mdash; Want to get your security deposit back when you move out of your apartment? Fill out the condition report and take pictures. [MoneyNing]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/what-to-do-after-a-conference/">5 Ways to Maximize Your Post-Conference Experience</a> &mdash; After you attend a conference, remember to document your business expenses. [Cash Money Life]<a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/lottery-winners-inheritances-maybe-even-you/"><br /> </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Find-Time-Vote-Election-Day-24933859">How 9-To-5ers Can Make Time For Voting</a> &mdash; If you want to make time for voting in the upcoming election, sign up for an absentee ballot. [SavvySugar]<a href="http://beingfrugal.net/good-reasons-to-take-more-risks/"><br /> </a></p> <p><a href="http://www.thewisdomjournal.com/Blog/23-signs-of-an-impending-business-failure/">23 Signs of an Impending Business Failure</a> &mdash; It's not a good sign if a business doesn't have budget meetings or if it has a bad board. [The Wisdom Journal]</p> <p><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/good-reasons-to-take-more-risks/">3 Good Reasons to Take More Risks</a> &mdash; Taking more risks can allow you to grow more personally. [BeingFrugal.net]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/what-children-can-learn-from-the-election">What Children Can Learn From the Election</a> &mdash; Your child can learn about responsibility from the election. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-save-money-on-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-money-mistakes-everyone-makes-when-buying-their-first-car">7 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Their First Car</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation best money tips car gas maintenance Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:48:41 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 954551 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Improve Your Car's Gas Mileage http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-improve-your-cars-gas-mileage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-improve-your-cars-gas-mileage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/181766401_5eb7359bc1_z-1.jpg" alt="Improve Your Car&#039;s Gas Mileage" title="Improve Your Car&#039;s Gas Mileage" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on improving your car's gas mileage, saving on baggage fees, and things to never keep in your wallet.</p> <h2>Top 5 Article</h2> <p><a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a6827/6-driving-tactics-to-save-gas-this-weekend/">6 Driving Tips to Save Gas</a> &mdash; Simple tips to improve your car's gas mileage by driving efficiently. [Popular Mechanics]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2012/07/10/10-ultimate-tips-to-save-money-on-baggage-fees/">10 Tips to Save on Baggage Fees</a> &mdash; Next time you head to the airport, save on your baggage fees by maximizing your carry-on bags. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/slideshow/8-things-not-to-keep-in-your-wallet/1.html">8 Things to Never Keep in Your Wallet</a> &mdash; Don't keep your social security card or spare keys in your wallet. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/are-social-media-credit-scores-real/">Can Social Media Affect Your Credit Scores?</a> &mdash; In order for social media to ever be able to affect your credit score, it would have to be proven that your social media habits can predict your credit risk. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?_p=7ac633c5-ef92-45d5-80de-c0eff819402b&amp;ref=bfv&amp;post=c949784a-4065-4be3-9f19-0b25c7784ae2">16 things you don't need</a> &mdash; You don't need paper cups in your bathroom or disposable flossers, so don't waste your money buying them! [MSN Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/10-places-recycle-electronics-household-goods-clothing.html">10 Places You Can Recycle Your Electronics, Household Goods, and Clothes</a> &mdash; Next time you need to recycle your electronics, household goods, and clothes, try using BuyMyTronics or SecondSpin. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Tips-Job-Hunting-Dating-18910239">4 Dating Strategies You Can Use For Job Hunting</a> &mdash; Consider applying the dating strategy of not waiting by the phone to your job hunt. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/07/should-you-purchase-long-term-care-insurance-.html">Should You Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?</a> &mdash; Do you agree with the argument that the poor and the rich don't need long-term care insurance because the poor are covered by Medicare and the rich have enough money to pay for their care? [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/11/3-good-reasons-to-take-a-work-free-vacation/?iid=HP_River">3 good reasons to take a work-free vacation</a> &mdash; Taking a work-free vacation will help you come back more energized and productive. [CNNMoney]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/bottoms-up-new-study-says-alcohol-during-pregnancy-might-be-safe-after-all">Bottoms Up: Alcohol During Pregnancy Might Be Safe After All</a> &mdash; Did you know a recent study found that under 8 drinks a week resulted in no measurable negative effects on children's IQ, attention span, and self control? [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-improve-your-cars-gas-mileage">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">Save money on gas + free ebook</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/it-bear-repeating-driving-slower-saves-you-money">It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-these-car-buying-incentives-get-you-to-buy-a-new-car">Will these car buying incentives get you to buy a new car?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation automobiles best money tips car gas gas mileage Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:00:09 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 941461 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Save Money on Gas http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-on-gas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-on-gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/63170767_02380e9178_z(1)-1.jpg" alt="How to Save Money on Gas" title="How to Save Money on Gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on how to save money on gas, ways frugal travelers save on trips, and fun on a cheapskate's budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.treehugger.com/cars/66-ways-to-save-money-on-gasoline.html">66 Ways to Save Money on Gasoline</a> &mdash; If you avoid overfilling your gas tank and wait until your it's near empty, you can save quite a bit of money on gas. [Treehugger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Save-Money-Traveling-23116773">8 Ways Frugal Travelers Save On Trips</a> &mdash; Save money on trips by buying the right carry-on. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://notmadeofmoney.com/blog/2012/05/fun-on-a-cheapskates-budget.html">Fun On a Cheapskate's Budget</a> &mdash; To save money on books and music, take advantage of your local library. [Not Made of Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/how-to-maximize-your-bandwidth-beat-procrastination-and-increase-income-opportunities/">Maximize Your Bandwidth, Beat Procrastination, and Increase Your Income</a> &mdash; To be more productive, start by doing your hardest task. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2012/05/14/10-tips-to-writing-a-resume-better-than-yahoos-ceo/">10 Tips to Writing a resume Better Than Yahoo's CEO</a> &mdash; Write an amazing resume by skipping the objective and not exaggerating your skills. [Money Talks News]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://money.msn.com/frugal-living/post.aspx?_p=9a086ac8-aa13-44b3-8d6d-2524752dacba&amp;ref=bfv&amp;post=da8c9e93-9e0b-4da5-960c-dc4476f873cb">The do-it-yourself day-spa</a> &mdash; By heading to your kitchen, you can make your own beauty treatments and skip the spa! [MSN Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/qualify-unemployment-benefits.html">Do You Qualify for Unemployment Benefits?</a> &mdash; If you got laid off from your job, you might qualify for unemployment benefits. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/features/archives/2009/06/Biking_to_Work.html?si=1">Cut Commuting Costs by Biking to Work</a> &mdash; By opting to use bikes for transportation, you could cut your yearly transportation expenses almost in half! [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/05/30-steps-to-great-finances-steps-5-and-6.html">30 Steps to Great Finances: Steps 5 and 6</a> &mdash; To have great finances, grow your career by over-delivering. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/how-to-protect-your-family-from-ticks">How to Protect Your Family From Ticks</a> &mdash; After you go outside, be sure to check yourself for ticks. [Parenting Squad]</p> <h2>News &amp; Events</h2> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/news/2012/04/best-of-money-carnival-156-hosted-by-my-personal-finance-journey">Best of Money Carnival #156: Hosted by My Personal Finance Journey</a> &mdash; Don't miss The Best of Money Carnival, featuring the ten best (in the opinion of the carnival host) money-related posts of the past two weeks.</p> <p>Be sure to check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-100-most-popular-personal-finance-blogs/news">News &amp; Events Calendar</a> to see all the awesome upcoming events in the personal finance world!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-save-money-on-gas">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-the-high-cost-of-cheap-gas-hurts-you">This Is How the High Cost of Cheap Gas Hurts You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-to-drop-collision-coverage-on-your-car">When to drop collision coverage on your car</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/did-your-car-break-down-check-for-recalled-parts-and-fix-it-for-free">Did your car break down? Check for recalled parts and fix it for free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-gas-dont-make-left-hand-turns">Save gas; don&#039;t make left-hand turns.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-bank-of-gasoline-0">The Bank of Gasoline</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips car gas Mon, 21 May 2012 10:00:19 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 929249 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Save at the Pump? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4961215860_4a3120143f_z-1.jpg" alt="How Do You Save at the Pump?" title="How Do You Save at the Pump?" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump#comment-531930"><em>FredB</em></a><em>, </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump#comment-531978"><em>Therese</em></a><em>, </em><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump#comment-531987"><em>kristy ot</em></a><em> for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Filling up your car with gas is getting more and more paiful as gas prices continue to climb. Many people continue to bite the bullet and pay an arm and a leg at the pump while others are choosing to find ways to cut back on how much they spend on gas.</p> <p><b>How do you save on at the pump?</b><span style="font-weight:normal">&nbsp;Do you carpool? Make sure to keep your vehicle maintained well? Or do you opt to use public transportation?</span></p> <p>Tell us how you save at the pump and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; one for random comments, one for random Facebook &quot;Likes&quot;, and another one for random tweets.</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries (1 per action):</h3> <ul> <li>Go to our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Bread/26830741467?ref=ts">Facebook page</a>, &quot;Like&quot; us, and leave a comment on this article telling us you did, or</li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer. You have to be a follower of our <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread account</a>. Include both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBAsk&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it. Leave a link to your tweet (click the timestamp for the individual URL) in a separate comment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, April 23rd at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after April 23rd on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you save at the pump and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-save-at-the-pump">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-is-your-new-years-resolution">Ask the Readers: What Is Your New Year&#039;s Resolution?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-whats-the-biggest-item-in-your-budget">Ask the Readers: What&#039;s the Biggest Item in Your Budget?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-is-valentines-day-too-commercial-chance-to-win-20">Ask the Readers: Is Valentine&#039;s Day Too Commercial? (Chance to win $20!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-would-you-balance-americas-budget">Ask the Readers: How Would You Balance America&#039;s Budget?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-gift-cards-make-a-good-gift">Ask the Readers: Do Gift Cards Make a Good Gift?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers gas pump Tue, 17 Apr 2012 10:36:07 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 918810 at http://www.wisebread.com