transportation

Here's How Much Life in the Big City Will Cost You

Your dreams of big city life probably won't come cheap. Better crunch the numbers before you make the big move from Smallsville to Metropolis!

How I Saved Enough for a Down Payment While Working in China

You don't have to give up lifetime financial goals to live the life of an expat. Take your frugal living skills along for the journey, and save big.

9 Ways Life Is Wonderful When You Swap Your Car for a Bike

Go on two wheels to save your money, time, and sanity. Life is so much better when you opt for pedal power.

5 Best Cities for Going Car-Free

If you're thinking of ditching your car for a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, these are the cities you need to live in.

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Finances Fit For Summer

Summer's almost here! Give your finances the bikini bod they deserve and breeze through summer.

12 Green Living Habits That'll Save You Every Month

With just a few small tweaks to your routine, soon you'll be treading lightly and carrying a heavy wallet.

Save on Car Rentals With These 10 Easy Hacks

Rental car expenses can eat a big chunk out of your vacation budget. Save more for the rest of the trip with some easy cost cutters.

Should You Move to a New City to Reduce Lifestyle Costs?

If high housing costs seem scary in your dream city, consider this — the lifestyle change may be worth the move!

5 More Fun, Affordable Train Trips

Summer's over, but don't let that stop you from one of these fun and frugal train trips. They're great for a fabulous fall excursion.

8 Dangerous Mistakes Even Safe Drivers Make

Even good drivers can develop bad habits behind the wheel. Are you guilty of any of these common operator errors?

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

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

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

With the economy tanking, more and more people will be not just losing their job, but will be finding themselves without one for an extended period. When that happens it's not goo

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