transportation

10 Things the United States Should Copy From Other Countries

The United States has a lot to recommend it, but there's always room for improvement. Let's look abroad for better ways of doing things and and start improving.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save on Transportation?

Tell us about how you save on transportation and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Bicycling Safety in the City

A few years ago, I transitioned over to a part-time bicycle commuter. It was a fairly smooth transition considering I live in a bicycle-unfriendly city. [more]

Did your car break down? Check for recalled parts and fix it for free!

I drive a ten year old car and it has been out of warranty for quite a while. Over the years I have received recall notices in the mail for various parts of the car and got fixes

Getting by without a job, part 3--cut spending

[Editor's note:  If you recently lost your job, take a look at Wise Bread's collection of tips and resources for the recently laid off.] With the economy tanking, more and more people will be not just losing their job, but will be finding themse [more]

It Bears Repeating - Driving Slower Saves Money

We've talked about it until we're blue in the face, but it's worth repeating - driving slower saves gas and money!

Refactor Your Budget Categories

Use the budget categories put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you better understand your spending.

Save More Gas by Safely Following Trucks

I have been trying to drive at 55 miles per hour to save gas, and I am doing it by driving behind big trucks in the slow lane so that I do not get honked at or pulled over by the h

Five Reasons Why I Love Public Transportation

When I lived in Berkeley I loved taking public transportation, and since I was such a bus aficionado I did not learn to drive until I was 20. Right now I live in San Mateo where t