20 Smart Ways To Save Money On A Road Trip

UtahWith the arrival of spring and nicer weather, many of you may be starting to think of going somewhere for spring break or summer vacation. Depending on how many people are in your group, it may be cheaper to drive than fly.

Driving offers a lot of flexibility and benefits than other methods of travel. You can visit friends and family along the way. You can bring your dog along, saving the costs of boarding your canine buddy at a kennel. You can stop and explore towns and try local cuisines.

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We Own Too Much Stuff

ClutterA couple weeks ago I was helping a friend empty out his storage unit that he had rented to store his office fixtures after closing down his office space. His unit was among hundreds of other similar units in a five story climate controlled building with security cameras, personal key codes for off-hour access, and extra large elevators for customers to move in their things.

Self-storage is an interesting concept. Behind these rows of yellow corrugated metal doors are rooms filled with items that people couldn’t bear to throw away. Instead they are paying monthly rent for space not for people to live in, but to store things so they can make more room at home to buy even more things.

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