7 Hidden Advantages to Getting Rid of Your Car

Sure, getting rid of your car will save you money — but that's just the beginning of all the benefits you could realize.

Night Biking: Get Set Up to Ride the Night Away

An evening bike ride can be one of summer's greatest pleasures. Learn how to get set up for biking at night.

Bicycling Safety in the City

My passion for bike riding and general common sense as a driver helped me navigate my town's busy streets and traffic clogged arteries. There were a few safety items I had to keep

A Guide to Becoming a Part-Time Bicycle Commuter

Transitioning from driving to cycling is easier than you think. Find out how to select the right gear, pick safe routes, and optimize your schedule for your daily bike commute.

Bike On! Great Deals on All Things Bicycle

The season of the bicycle is always on, even in the middle of winter. Need new tights to fight off the winter freeze? Looking for some booties and gloves to take you through the co

The good life on less energy--even in the US

Whenever I write a post about energy, I point out that we know it's possible to have a high standard of living while using less energy--people in European countries do, so it must

Less corn planted, despite ethanol

Prompted by high prices (driven by demand from ethanol production), farmers planted more acres of corn last year than any year since 1944.  This year, though, planned acres for cor

Better cars are not the answer

Wise Bread is an optimistic place. There are some people who can't see the congruence between optimism and frugality. I'm talking about the people who point to our progre

What's your frugal obsession?

Even the biggest spendthrifts have a frugal obsession or two. Wise Bread readers must have their own obsessions or habits that save money, and more importantly, offer a sense of sa

The two-mile challenge

Bicycling for transportation is something that's important to me, so I was immediately attracted to the

Frugal Transport--bicycling

Three years ago I started bicycling to work. It was a gradual thing. It took extra planning to ride--there were issues with clothing, issues with carrying stuff on the bike.