The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Travel Tips From Wayne Gerdes Edition

I have to drive about 500 miles between now and Sunday afternoon. I’m going to try some driving techniques to conserve fuel in order to liven up the trip a little bit, mostly tips from Wayne Gerdes, the king of hypermilers. The car I’ll be driving averages about 20 MPG; I’m shooting to get 27 MPG on the trip. That will save me about twelve dollars over the course of the trip if I meet the goal. Now that you’re convinced I’m ridiculously frugal, let’s take a look at some personal finance blog posts.

Creating A Fixed Income Ladder This is a really good idea, similar to the treasury note retirement plan, in which investments are staggered to enable consistent payoff. (@ a financial revolution)

Stop Overspending Now! 14 Ways To Conquer Binge Buying My personal favorite trick for stopping binge buying is to find ways to replace it. For me, it’s transitioning from going to the bookstore to using the library for my primary source of new reading material. (@ the digerati life)

Also, the Festival of Under 30 Finances is up and running at Money, Matter, and More Musings. Check it out!

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  1. Tanja says:

    I LOVE YOUR WEBISTE.
    just that … sorry it has nothing to do with the blog i just had to say it.

  2. Thanks for citing me Trent. I so appreciate it. More from me later. :)

  3. Mike says:

    Beware of some of Wayne’s methods. 1st OVER inflating your tires will improve your MPG, but will decrease the life of the tire and increase the chance of a blowout. You can do your own risk analysis, but I would recommend you neither OVER nor UNDER inflating your tires. 2nd anything that violates the law (like drafting a semi by following too close) is unsafe as well as the potential ticket from a cop. Good luck with your 27MPG goal.

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