How to Live Well Without Owning a Car

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You might think that this takes being eco-friendly too far, but could you imagine living without owning a car? Well, there are people who can and are already doing it whether for energy-saving or financial reasons.

The author, Chris Balish, explains how he came to live without a car for a period of four years. He talks about his own personal story and how he started from being car-dependent to becoming car-free. He describes the impact this had on his daily life and how he was able to save almost $40,000 by not owning a car. The true financial costs of owning a car as well as the environmental costs of owning a car are well discussed in his book.

The ?Getting to Work Without a Car? section describes other ways and modes of transportation, from carpooling, scooters and even the possibility of moving closer to your work. I really like the section on ?Living Well Without a Car? as it gives you lots of helpful pointers if you are considering selling your car. But even if you are not quite ready yet to give up your car, the author has great advice on how to go on a date without a car, weekend rental cars, having car-free weekends and how to reduce the numbers of cars in your family.

Overall, the book definitely gives you food for thought, whether you want to reduce the number of cars you own, the miles you spend behind the wheel or how to get rid of your car altogether. This guidebook has lots of good advice that can be put into action.

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