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ICFE eNEWS #12-09 - March 14th 2012

29 Ways to Save on Gas

By Jim Garnett, a/k/a Ask Mr.G, a member of the ICFE's Board of Educational Advisors.

With the escalating price of gasoline, everyone is trying to think of ways to save money on this necessary expense. Stacy Johnson from MoneyTalkNews.com offers 28 ways that may help.

1. Pay cash (If you get a discount for it - which is rare indeed).
2. Fill up at a warehouse club and get a discount (be sure you don't just spend money to save money).
3. Fill up at a grocery store owned station and get a discount (be sure you don't just spend money to save money).
4. Shop around for lower prices (but don't drive around looking too long or your savings will disappear).
5. Drive slower and save gas.
6. Remove the extra weight out of your car.
7. Get a tune-up.
8. Get a gas rewards card (again, don't just buy things to get a gas discount or money rebate).
9. Get a tire alignment.
10. Clean your air filter.
11. Check your tire pressure.
12. Eliminate jack-rabbit starts (commonly called "Beating the other fella off the line!").
13. Carpool.
14. Ride a bike
15. Buy a car that gets better mileage.
16. Use a smart phone app to find nearby low prices
17. Brake as little as possible (of course you brake when you have to - just don't over-brake)
18. Turn off your air conditioner (unless it is hot where you live comfort is more important to you than thrift).
19. Close your windows.
20. Pick a better route.
21. Combine your trips (duh).
22. Ride the slipstream (better yet - drive onto a car-carrier at a truck stop).
23. Target the best time of day to get gas (before it goes up 10 cents a gallon).
24. Don't fill up until you're almost empty.
25. Make sure your gas cap is tight.
26. Don't idle more than necessary (unless where you live is cold and you like to see out your frosted windows)
27. Don't use high-octane gas unless your car is pinging.
28. Don't top off your tank (and spill gas all over the place).
29. Buy stock in a gas company that increases in value each time gas prices increase (too risky for most of us).

I know all of these will not work for you, but out of 29 suggestions, your ought to find one or two that will help!

Source: Adapted from Stacy Johnson, MoneyTalkNews.com
© Jim Garnett.
The information on this site should be understood to be a general discussion of the subject matter and DOES NOT constitute a legal opinion about the situation. For further information please consult a qualified attorney.

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About the ICFE:

The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation).  The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely. 
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.

The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org).  CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed.  In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.

The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much.  ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.

Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org.  Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G,  a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.

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