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Going car-free can make you a millionaire!
You're paying more for your car than you think.
A typical American who goes car-free for 35 years can save over
a million dollars, even adjusted for inflation, and even
if they pay for taxi, bus, and car-share trips often.
Use the calculator to find how much you can save in your
particular situation. Yes, not everyone can go car-free,
but more can do it than would care to admit. And isn't a million
dollars a pretty good incentive? If work is too far
away, then consider living closer to your work. And if
housing costs more closer to where you work, does it cost more
than the million dollars you could save by ditching your
car? (ULI has a calculator that shows the combined
costs of transportation and housing for a few U.S.
cities). Oh, and big thanks for the plugs from Get
Rich Slowly and 20
Something Finance, which are well worth your time.
A bike that doesn't fit you means you have to work harder to go the same distance, and worse, you could get really sore or even injured. Learn all about bike fit to keep that from happening.
More stats about energy, pollution, speed, and costs than you can shake a tire lever at. (view the almanac)
Don't end up like roadkill! Check out our illustrated guide to How to Not Get Hit By Cars.
Get the skinny on recliners, trikes, arm-pedaled bikes, and more on our guide to bikes.
Another site by Michael Bluejay...
|Guide to Household Batteries. My comprehensive guide about what kind of battery to use for every application, and the lowdown on rechargeables.|