Category Archives: Car Free

Does money make you crazy? The Money Toolbox: leave debt behind, build your savings, and grow your wealth.

Want money? Money advice often boils down to some basic tenets: spend less than you make, or conversely, make more than you spend. Increase your earnings, then maximize your returns. Sounds simple—in theory. But the difficulty lies in the application. How do you actually do it so that it changes? What do you do whenKeep Reading

Book Notes: Traffic

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What That Says About Us) By Tom Vanderbilt, 2008. Traffic is an age-old problem: ever since humans have figured out ways to move beyond the facility of our two feet, we have encountered problems of congestion, traffic, movement, and organization. Advances in technology and new formsKeep Reading

Dear Car, It’s Complicated. Love, Me. (I Think I Have an Emotional Attachment)

 Dear Car, I guess it’s time we said good bye. This is harder than I thought it would be. I kind of like you. Scuff Scuff. I kick my feet in the dirt. I mean, we were pretty good friends, right? You’ve been with me for 20,000 miles – I don’t even want toKeep Reading

30 days Car-FREE: An Experiment

Can I go 30 days without a car? As part of “Lessons from Less,” and in a follow-up to my question about whether or not I should keep my car, I set out at the end of December to go for 30 days without my car to see if I can wrangle up the nerveKeep Reading

The Pitfalls and Costs of Car Ownership (And I Need Your Advice!) Should I Sell My Car?

Car-free or car-stuck? I have an important question that I’d love people to weigh in on: Should I sell my car? Logically, the question seems to have a very simple answer: yes. I keep writing lists and outlining the reasons why I should sell my car (and why I shouldn’t) and the balance seems toKeep Reading