stretching your dollar http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8190/all en-US Dilutions of Grandeur: Stretch Your Food at Every Meal http://www.wisebread.com/dilutions-of-grandeur-stretch-your-food-at-every-meal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dilutions-of-grandeur-stretch-your-food-at-every-meal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/wisebreaddilutions.jpg" alt="Measuring Cup" title="Measuring Cup" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When I was kid, the chocolate milk mom served always looked suspiciously pale in my glass. It was as if somewhere between the carton and the table, the ratio of chocolate (good) to milk (not-so-good) had been tampered with in a very unholy way. Of course, now I understand that mom was exercising one the fundamental methods of frugality &mdash; dilution.</p> <p>Today, so many of our foods and beverages are rich &mdash; so overly sweet, overly sour, or overly salty that diluting them seems more a matter of taste than a matter of money. Let&rsquo;s take a look meal-by-meal at how a little creative diluting can stretch your food budget without sacrificing taste or nutrition. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/organic-groceries-on-a-budget">Organic Groceries on a Budget</a>)</p> <h2>Breakfast</h2> <p>Fruit juices and flavored waters can be taken down a few notches on the sweetness scale by adding one part water to every two parts of the original drink. Dilute a 6 oz. glass of chocolate milk with 2-4 oz. of skim for a lighter, cheaper, and ultimately healthier drink. Super-sweet (and super-expensive) brand-name cereals or granola can become &ldquo;deluxe topping&rdquo; for less-expensive bran flakes, oatmeal, or even yogurt.</p> <h2>Lunch</h2> <p>Adding extra beans to chili or a cup of rice to tomato soup or stews can stretch a meal while stretching your budget. Even everyone&rsquo;s old college friend, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/for-the-love-of-ramen-an-interview-with-ed-from-ramenramenramen-net">ramen noodles</a>, can be added to a variety of dishes to make meals more substantial and far less expensive. Dilute two parts iced tea or lemonade with one part water for better-tasting drinks without the sour-face.</p> <h2>Dinner</h2> <p>A dear friend of mine was raised by his Polish grandparents during the 1980s and 1990s. He remembers his grandmother&rsquo;s approach to serving meat during meals: Back in the lean years of her youth and early marriage, meat was used as flavoring in other dishes rather than as the main course itself. Cuts of beef, pork, and chicken were essential parts of generations-old recipes that used more expensive ingredients to flavor less-expensive but nutrient-dense foods.</p> <p>Dilution is simply about using less and wisely stretching what you have so it lasts longer. Sharing is another way of exercising the same basic principle &mdash; diluting contents or reducing portions so smaller amounts can be enjoyed by more people. When I travel with friends, I often suggest splitting the price of a 12 oz. coffee and asking if the barista will put 6 oz. in two separate cups. You might be surprised that this usually works without any trouble at all. We each get a more reasonably sized cup of coffee, pay less, and waste less.</p> <p><em>What are some ways you exercise a little friendly dilution without your kids catching on?&nbsp;What are the best recipes you&rsquo;ve come up with that use these same principles to stretch your food budget without sacrificing culinary kudos? How does the art of dilution apply to other areas of your household?</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kentin-waits">Kentin Waits</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dilutions-of-grandeur-stretch-your-food-at-every-meal">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/25-ways-to-lower-your-grocery-bill">25 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill</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/which-salt-is-best">Which Salt Is Best?</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/life-without-a-microwave">Life Without a Microwave</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/7-new-ways-to-use-your-microwave">7 New Ways to Use Your Microwave</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-surprising-cooking-hacks-that-save-time">7 Surprising Cooking Hacks That Save Time</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink affordable food kitchen hacks stretching your dollar Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:48:14 +0000 Kentin Waits 493918 at http://www.wisebread.com Save Money on Shaving With These Razor Tricks http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-shaving-with-these-razor-tricks <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/save-money-on-shaving-with-these-razor-tricks" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/razor.JPG" alt="razor" title="razor" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="333" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Unless we choose to go hairy, most of us &mdash; men especially &mdash; can't escape shaving as a necessary evil. And the razor industry knows all about it, so they always give us something new to &quot;need&quot; with constant one-upmanship. I mean, really, who truly needs a razor with five blades, various strips of rubber and moisturizers, and batteries <em>that make it vibrate</em>, no less? (See also: <a title="5 Beauty Products I've Learned to Live Without" href="http://www.wisebread.com/five-beauty-products-ive-learned-to-live-without">5 Beauty Products I've Learned to Live Without</a>)</p> <p>Do you also find it curious that nowhere on your package of razors or razor blades does it state how long a razor blade should last? Although the shaving company might argue that a razor's longevity is predicated on <em>how</em> it is used, I might argue that they do it because people don't tend to keep razor blades as long as they <em>could</em>.</p> <p>Here are some ways you can save money on shaving with these razor tricks.</p> <h2>1. Dry the Razor</h2> <p>One of the most popular theories about the life of a razor blade is that dullness is a result of oxidation, not use. When water sits on the razor blade between shaves, corrosion will make the metal flake off, and the blade itself can become either blunt or jagged.</p> <p>Exactly how people choose to dry their razors varies, and there are even products on the market to help you (but if you have to buy something to dry your razor and make it last longer, you are probably not being frugal).</p> <p>Here are the most popular and effective methods of drying a razor:</p> <h3>Blow Dryer</h3> <p>Although it is a pig on <a title="The Cost of Standby Power" href="http://www.wisebread.com/hands-in-your-pocket-the-cost-of-standby-power-environmental-and-otherwise">power</a>, using a blow dryer will help you to ensure that even the spaces between and behind the blades get dry.</p> <h3>Towel</h3> <p>You can also blot the razor dry on a towel. Be careful of cutting or otherwise wrecking the towel &mdash; or your hands &mdash; in the process though. Be sure not to rub the razor; just blot dry.</p> <p>When using either of the above methods, first give the razor a rigorous shake to eliminate all the excess water.</p> <h2>2. Coat the Razor</h2> <p>Not only water, but oxygen in the air plus the salt from your skin will contribute to a razor's quick demise. So not only drying but also coating your razor can protect it from the water, oxygen, and corrosion that dull the blade.</p> <p><strong><em>Soak vs Dip:</em></strong> Some people advocate soaking the razor in a cup or vial filled with the substances below and storing it this way between shaves, while others indicate that a quick dip will do everything necessary to coat the blades and preserve the razor's shelf life.</p> <h3>Alcohol (e.g., Rubbing Alcohol)</h3> <p>This dissipates the water, encourages drying, and sanitizes the razor for an extra benefit (especially if you are prone to acne problems).</p> <h3>Oil</h3> <p>There are a number of oils you can use depending on preference, availability, and cost:</p> <p><strong>Mineral Oil</strong> &mdash; This seems to be one of the most effective oils to use, as it is also good for your skin.</p> <p><strong>Grape seed/Almond Oil</strong> &mdash; The cost-conscious might want to use a mixture of these oils instead of mineral oil, which can fetch a specialized price.</p> <p><strong>Baby Oil</strong> &mdash; I read about a fellow who actually used baby oil after running out of mineral oil (in an attempt to save money), and apparently even baby oil works well.</p> <h3>Barbicide</h3> <p>This is a purpose-driven anti-rust formula used by hairdressers and barbers for their scissors, combs, and razors. A little bit can go a long way.</p> <h3>Vinegar</h3> <p>Yes, <a title="30 Household Products Vinegar Can Replace" href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-household-products-vinegar-can-replace">vinegar</a> is even good for your razor. It's also great at eliminating any mineral build-up on the razor over time. Gotta love the stuff!</p> <h3>Hybrid Approach &mdash; Alcohol and Oil</h3> <p>Some people like to dip the blade in alcohol to get the water off, then dip it in oil to protect the razor against the elements between shaves.</p> <h2>3. Get an Old Pair of Jeans</h2> <p>This razor trick works likely as a function of being an effective way to dry the blade. But from my research, users are very happy using this technique, and have made a disposable razor last up to a year, so there may be some additional benefits to this strategy. Simply <a title="Extend Your Razor&rsquo;s Life with a Pair of Jeans" href="http://lifehacker.com/#!5356529/extend-your-razors-life-with-a-pair-of-jeans">run the razor along the entire leg of an old pair of jeans</a> 20 times in each direction. Apparently the cross-fibers of the jeans do a bang-up job of either drying and/or sharpening the blades to keep them pristine.</p> <p><object height="349" width="425"> <param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/gjSkgz3-2Ig?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" name="movie" /> <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed height="349" width="425" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gjSkgz3-2Ig?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></embed></object></p> <h2>4. Shave Products and Techniques</h2> <p>You may be able to extend the life of your razor by using different shave products or changing your style. For example, some argue that the acid content in shaving cream can do more harm than good for your blade. Here are some razor-saving shaving techniques:</p> <h3>Shaving Soap</h3> <p>In lieu of using shaving cream, some people find that using a shaving soap and nice brush is more luxurious and helps get a better shave. A block of shaving soap can go a very (very) long way too.</p> <h3>Hair Conditioner</h3> <p>Hair conditioner is a great lubricant, and is has the added benefit of softening your hair. The razor then won't have to work as hard to cut your hair, making it last longer (the razor, that is).</p> <h3>Soften the Hair</h3> <p>To take the above theory to the next level, you can apply a moisturizer or conditioner a few minutes prior to shaving. Also, after you apply your shaving soap/gel/cream, leave it on for a few minutes before shaving to allow further softening time.</p> <h2>5. Store the Razor</h2> <p>The last step in this money-saving razor-longevity equation is in how to effectively store your razor. Since water is the antithesis of all things sharp in the razor world, your bathroom &mdash; being the most humid room in the house &mdash; is not a good place to store your razor.</p> <p>If you must, keep it in a resealable bag inside a closed drawer or cabinet. Or, simply keep the razor in a drier room of the house.</p> <h2>Added Benefits of these Razor Tricks</h2> <p>If you want to start soaking or coating your razor, you'll quickly find that the gimmicky razors with &quot;moisturizing strips&quot; and other such add-ons won't be necessary, and in fact will hinder your razor-life-extending experience. So go on &mdash; buy a cheap razor, and see how long it lasts. I'm gunning for a year myself between razor blade changes.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nora-dunn">Nora Dunn</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-shaving-with-these-razor-tricks">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/want-to-keep-your-dispoable-razor-blades-sharp-use-your-arm">Want to Keep Your Disposable Razor Blades Sharp? Use Your Arm</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-5-best-shaving-creams">The 5 Best Shaving Creams</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-with-a-classic-wet-shave">Save Money With a Classic Wet Shave</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-5-best-electric-razors">The 5 Best Electric Razors</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/save-over-100-a-year-by-shaving-with-a-cutthroat-razor">Save Over $100 a Year by Shaving with a Cutthroat Razor</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty razors shaving stretching your dollar Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:00:01 +0000 Nora Dunn 3616 at http://www.wisebread.com The $40 Hidden Inside a 12V Battery http://www.wisebread.com/the-40-hidden-inside-a-12v-battery <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-40-hidden-inside-a-12v-battery" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/976617627_ff004eb41e_z.jpg" alt="Energizer bunny" title="Energizer bunny" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hands up who hates buying batteries. (I had both hands up in the air by the way, briefly, but had to put them down to continue writing this article.) Anyway, batteries are the bane of my life. It seems almost every toy we have for our children or <a title="My Favorite Electronic Gadget Hacks" href="http://www.wisebread.com/my-favorite-electronic-gadget-hacks">gadget</a> for ourselves require batteries. And they need them in all shapes and sizes. The worst offenders are those button-cell batteries. Small and costly...until I saw the coolest video. (See also: <a title="5 Quick Remote Control Hacks to Save You Time and Money" href="http://www.wisebread.com/five-quick-remote-control-hacks-to-save-you-time-and-money">5 Quick Remote Control Hacks to Save You Time and Money</a>)</p> <p>Kipkay over at Metacafe has done it again, with a life hack and battery hack that will save you roughly $40 on those 1.5V button cell batteries. All you need is a 2-pack of 12V A23 batteries, which retail at less than $2 a pack. I found my set on <a title="Energizer A23 Battery" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YK10?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wisebread07-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00004YK10">Amazon for $1.66</a>.</p> <h2>$40 From a 12V Battery</h2> <p><object height="345" align="middle" width="400" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"> <param value="http://www.videojug.com/film/player?id=24b242b7-3136-9cba-aae7-ff0008c9f023" name="movie" /><embed height="345" width="400" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" quality="high" src="http://www.videojug.com/film/player?id=24b242b7-3136-9cba-aae7-ff0008c9f023"></embed></object><p> <a title="How To Hack A 12 Volt Battery" href="http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-hack-a-12-volt-battery">How To Hack A 12 Volt Battery</a></p> <p>As the video shows, you simply split them open to reveal EIGHT 1.5V button-cell batteries, each one worth around $5. And as these 12V batteries come in pairs that gives you a grand total of 16 new batteries worth around $80. Not bad for an initial investment of $1.66. Kipkay also goes on to split a 9V battery for use in a battery emergency. You could say these hacks are literally &quot;power to the people.&quot; (Sorry, couldn't resist).</p> <h2>9V Emergency Battery Hack</h2> <p><object height="390" width="480"> <param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tr5ZB1eFhwc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" name="movie" /> <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed height="390" width="480" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tr5ZB1eFhwc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></embed></object></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-40-hidden-inside-a-12v-battery">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-to-create-your-dream-backyard-on-a-budget">How to Create Your Dream Backyard on a Budget</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/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</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/make-your-dvd-player-region-free-in-seconds">Make Your DVD Player Region-Free in Seconds</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/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper">Secret Lawn Tonic Recipe From Golf Course Groundskeeper</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/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY batteries stretching your dollar Mon, 20 Aug 2007 00:24:00 +0000 Paul Michael 1021 at http://www.wisebread.com Can Acetone Dramatically Increase Your Gas Mileage? http://www.wisebread.com/can-acetone-dramatically-increase-your-gas-mileage <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/can-acetone-dramatically-increase-your-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/29823081_4ee67bb669_z.jpg" alt="pumping gas" title="pumping gas" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Can acetone dramatically increase your gas mileage? Wise Bread reader Kip Kay told us that by adding pure acetone into his gas tank, his car now gets <strong>10 extra miles per gallon</strong>.</p> <p>Take a look at Kip's proof for yourself (jump to 1:07):</p> <p><object height="349" width="425"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/UHAUsGlfbx8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed height="349" width="425" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/UHAUsGlfbx8?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> <p>Acetone is the active ingredient in nail polish remover. It is relatively cheap and therefore the idea that it can dramatically increase gas efficiency is very appealing. (See also: <a title="How to Cut Car Ownership Costs" href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-cut-car-ownership-costs">How to Cut Car Ownership Costs</a>)</p> <p>However, Tom and Ray of NPR's Car Talk say that <a title="Car Talk" href="http://www.cartalk.com/content/columns/Archive/2006/January/08.html">claims of acetone increasing gas mileage is completely bogus</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>It's worse than useless &mdash; it's also <strong>harmful</strong>. Acetone is the primary ingredient in nail-polish remover. And while it will burn and is a high-octane material, it's also a very powerful solvent. So while it's in your fuel system, it'll be eagerly dissolving all of your rubber components...like gaskets and O-rings.</p> </blockquote> <p>I generally trust Tom and Ray, but as someone pointed out on the <a title="Snopes forum" href="http://msgboard.snopes.com/message/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/20/t/000594/p/1.html">Snopes forum</a>, Tom and Ray were following the advice of an oil industry expert, who could hardly be considered an objective source of information.</p> <h3>Acetone as a Fuel Additive</h3> <p>Acetone has also been repackaged as a fuel additive by various inventors. Do a simple Google Patent search for &quot;<a title="acetone fuel efficiency patents" href="http://www.google.com/patents?q=acetone+fuel+efficiency&amp;btnG=Search+Patents">acetone fuel efficiency</a>&quot; and see the results for yourself. Here's one example:</p> <blockquote><p>Roger Crawford, a businessman and independent researcher in Midland, Tex., takes a different approach to fuel economy. He has just begun marketing a gas additive he calls &quot;XtraMPG.&quot; He says it boosts octane, burns cleaner and enables motorists to get better fuel economy and buy less expensive grades of gas &mdash; saving 10 to 15 percent overall on gas.</p> <p>What's in XtraMPG? &quot;Most of us know it as nail polish remover,&quot; Crawford says. &quot;It is simple acetone, a nonhazardous organic chemical...rated at 150 octane.&quot;</p> <p>Crawford says he'd be happy if everyone bought acetone and added it to their gas tanks. But since people seem reluctant, he's packaging it as XtraMPG.</p> <p>The EPA hasn't tested XtraMPG. But the EPA's Chandler warns that consumers need to beware what gadgets and fuel additives they add to their cars &mdash; especially with today's computer-controlled fuel-injection systems. &quot;There are other, more practical ways to save fuel,&quot; he says.</p> <p><em>Source: </em><a title="Caught Over a Barrel" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A64180-2004May3?language=printer"><em>Washington Post</em></a></p> </blockquote> <p>While I found no conclusive proof that acetone can safely boost your gas mileage, there is abundant evidence that acetone is an active ingredient in many &quot;engine cleaners&quot; and &quot;fuel boosters.&quot; If you are the adventurous type you might consider doing further research and try formulating your own acetone-based fuel booster &mdash; which is probably smarter than handing your money to people like Roger Crawford.</p> <p>Kip's video also mentions many other wonderful gas-saving tips besides acetone. Make sure you watch the whole video and also check out our articles on <a title="Gas Efficient Driving" href="http://www.wisebread.com/gas-efficient-driving">gas efficient driving</a> and other <a money="" on="" href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-on-gas-free-ebook">gas saving ideas</a>.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-chen">Will Chen</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-acetone-dramatically-increase-your-gas-mileage">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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