The past and the nowadays cash saving is differrent, especially the amount for transportation. In the past, it was normal to add a list and go shopping once a month. But nowadays, everyone do the contrary. They spend much more money travelling a lot.
Since I am now a Senior Citizen, I have been noticing more and more what the members of that group are doing with their time. One thing they do is travel a lot.
I’m not referring to long-distant types of travel, although many of them also do that, but I’m talking about their travels around town. They hop into their cars to run to the corner store for a newspaper, a candy bar, a loaf of bread or a quart of milk. In my neighborhood, I can hear one elderly couple’s garage door open and close a dozen times or more a day. (Yes, call me a nosy neighbor if you will, the the door is exceptionally loud and squeals so it would be hard not to notice.)
The other day I got to thinking of all the gas and money that would be saved, just on our street alone, if elderly people cut down on a lot of those unnecessary trips to town, and/or walked or took public transportation instead.
1. Most forms of public transportation offer discounted prices to seniors. In our town, the local bus allows seniors over 70 to travel free anywhere the buses go. (What a bargain.)
2. Three dollars a gallon for gas is pretty hard to come by for those of us who are trying to get by on fixed incomes. Even if you don’t get free bus rides, check to see whether or not your local bus district has a discount pass for seniors.
3. Riding the bus whenever possible cuts down maintenance on your automobile. If you’ve had to replace a starter button or buy a new tire recently, you know what I’m talking about. Replacement and repair prices seem to double every few months.
4. Some insurance companies put you in a lower bracket if your mileage for the year is low. Cutting out extra trips can keep that mileage low and save you money when it’s time to…