Tag Archives: Gas

Does Hypermiling Really Improve Fuel Efficiency and is it Worth it?

Hypermiling is the latest vogue approach to maximizing fuel efficiency with extreme driving techniques and vehicle modifications.  The father of hypermiling is arguably Wayne Gerdes of Wisconsin, who boasts of such achievements as getting 59 miles pergallon in a non-hybrid … Continue reading

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Busting the Myth that Motorcycles Save Gas (and Money)

With each new surge in gas prices, a frequently asked question is whether motorcycles offer substantial savings in fuel consumption.  The related question is whether motorcycles have a place in practical frugal living. The questions make sense enough.  After all, … Continue reading

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Tools of Frugality: the Tire Gauge

With all the recent discussion about products you should never buy, I thought it would be good to switch gears and discuss a tool of the trade that you have to buy if you are interested in a frugal lifestyle.  … Continue reading

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Products and Services you should NEVER buy (continued)

Because it seems to be generating a lot of interest, let’s continue with this theme of things you should never spend your money on.  I talked about bottled water last week and cigarettes and tattoos the week before.  The list … Continue reading

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How Government can save millions of gallons of gasoline daily and what we should learn from it

A recurring theme on this blog is that government is a terrible source of waste in our society.  Any efforts at becoming better stewards of the earth’s limited resources has to include more responsible government consumption.   A classic case in … Continue reading

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What Labor Day showed about the state of practical frugal living in America

So there I am, driving the family down for our last beach trip of the summer of 2012 in our reasonably fuel efficient 2004 Hyundai Sonata.  With gas again pushing four dollars a gallon and still rising, I’m thinking maybe, … Continue reading

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