You know going green is good for the planet, but it can also be good for your wallet. This Earth Day, go green to save green!
1. Carpool (Estimated Cost Savings: $650 - $1,000)
But if you share your ride and the gas bill with just one friend, you each save $650 a year. If four of you carpool, you each save nearly $1,000. Websites like Divide the Ride, eRideShare, and CarPool World can help you find other commuters headed your way.
2. Stop Eating Out (Estimated Cost Savings: Hundreds, if not thousands of dollars)
The typical U.S. family spends $4,000 on meals per year outside the home. Cooking at home will also force you to pay more attention to the ingredients that are going into your food.
3. Rent, Borrow and Freecycle
(Estimated Cost Savings: Hundreds of dollars)
Did you know that you can go online to find out who has something you can borrow?If you'd rather borrow items from people you know, ask your neighbors and friends before buying a tool or item you won't use that often.