- by C.C.
DITCH THE CAR
With a monthly car payment, insurance, and trips to the gas station, the average car owner is spending about $8,800 a year to drive 15,000 miles. Instead, ride a bike, take the bus, or join a carpool to get where you need to go. If you aren’t ready to go completely car-free, consider selling one vehicle if you live in a two-car household. While it’s unrealistic to be without a car in many places, in some cities it’s easy to be car-free.