Is Saving Not Sexy?

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  1. MoneyCone says:

    Driving to work: $5.11

    Riding the bus: $3.50

    “Watching the trees and clouds passing by” without having to drive: PRICELESS!

  2. Crystal says:

    I’m not sure if saving is sexy for me but it does lead to feeling more secure and stable and secure and stable is VERY sexy. :-) Congrats on discovering a cheaper way to travel!

  3. Ah yes, another fellow who privileges public transportation.
    Actually, we’re one of the few houses on our block with only 1 car! I leave the car to wify and I take the bus and the metro for a whopping $113 per month.

    Likewise, I catch up on my RSS feeds and also read an interesting book every now and then. Not sexy indeed but damn good for the budget. Think of it as having one’s own chauffeur :)

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Another awesome way to look at it! Personal chauffeur for $113 per month. Sign me up! :) Funny, for some strange reason I never thought gas and wear and tear on the car were expenses. I must have been dreaming. Glad I finally woke up!

  4. krantcents says:

    What is that feeling when you get a bargain? It is absolutely thrilling! I am not sure why, maybe it is that hidden child who is getting over that comes out. It certainly makes you smile. Your particular circumstance makes it seem like you were let in on a secret. It is like you are a member of a secret society. Enjoy the moment!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Yeah, dunno why, but I agree, it is thrilling! :) Hidden child, member of a secret society, close. It’s like finding hidden treasure, a loophole, or a secret code to extra bonus levels in a video game! :)

  5. That’s the kind of thing that would really make me excited too. I guess I’m just a big financial nerd.

  6. Jackie says:

    Hey, both are exciting to me! (Probably because savings FUNDS the trips, and a sense of security too.)

  7. My public commute cost around $4.50 round trip. The drive is about 35 miles and with gas at $3.40, it would cost around $5.
    The drive usually take less time though.
    So I split driving and taking public transport and it works out pretty well.
    Do you get any reimbursement for public transport? That might help out a bit.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      That makes sense. For me, it’s way cheaper to bus. My company covers parking, but I have to file paperwork. Plus since it’s so cheap to bus now, I figure I could save the company some money, which hopefully lines my pockets, too. One can dream. :)

  8. I loved this story!!! Public transportation is wonderful!!! Agreed, savings is sexy-nothing wrong with slow and steady.

  9. If I lived in a larger city, I too would take the bus.

    Kudos to your for finding the cheapest route possible! I would be happy to, as I hate to overpay from something I can get much cheaper!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks! I’m sure your frugal ways will find something to offset public transportation savings. :) What’s a savings you can get in a smaller city that can’t be found in a bigger one?

  10. 101 Centavos says:

    If only we had good bus and metro where we live…. BTI said it right, it’s like having your own private chaffeur.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Private chaffeur, really does depend on how you look at it. Life does get better like fine wine… Ah, if only adopted this thinking sooner. Better late than never! :)

  11. Public transportation options are horrible here in So Cal. I can’t get close to my office on a bus or any other mode.

    It’s only 3 miles from home so not too much gas is used.

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