Learn More - Click Here!

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Thread Options
#798346 - 08/20/07 03:48 PM daily commute
*nUnZeO* Offline
Power Poster
*nUnZeO*
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,598
~*TEXAS*~
http://realestate.msn.com/Buying/Article_forbes.aspx?cp-documentid=5289041&GT1=10341

What do you think about your daily commute, does thoes article coincide with your daily commute.


it takes me 30 mintues to go to work all on back roads, and 45 dollars every week for gas.

$180.00 a month on gas (approx)
_________________________
"When you want some thing, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it"
Paulo Coelho

Return to Top
Chat! - BOL Watercooler
#798351 - 08/20/07 03:49 PM Re: daily commute *nUnZeO*
Dip Offline
Power Poster
Dip
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 6,298
San Diego, CA
I think I have the only freeway commute in San Diego that doesn't get congested (unless there's an accident). 13 miles to work in 20 minutes...and I work downtown!
_________________________
Dabbling in banking, law, accounting...the life of a trustee.

Return to Top
#798353 - 08/20/07 03:51 PM Re: daily commute *nUnZeO*
MaryRink Offline
Gold Star
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 306
Northern MN
I commute 25 miles each way. I drive a pickup 4x4, so it runs me approx. $65.00 each week for work, more if I travel anywhere on the weekend.

Return to Top
#798355 - 08/20/07 03:52 PM Re: daily commute *nUnZeO*
Fork Ate Spoon Offline
Diamond Poster
Fork Ate Spoon
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,261
Between Here and There
I used to drive an hour to an hour and a half to get to work and about 300 bucks a month.. Now I drive 3 minutes to work and if I stay in town I'll fill up my tank once every couple of weeks =)

Return to Top
#798360 - 08/20/07 03:56 PM Re: daily commute Fork Ate Spoon
Simply Sheldon Offline
Diamond Poster
Simply Sheldon
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,047
S.E. TX
Takes me 20 minutes to get to work. It's a nice little scenic drive through the country. Helps get my head together in the mornings...

Return to Top
#798362 - 08/20/07 03:59 PM Re: daily commute Fork Ate Spoon
MadisonCali Offline
Power Poster
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,515
I used to put about $100 in my tank weekly (had several branches throughout a metro area assigned to me).

About a year ago, I took this job, partially because of the commute (or lack thereof). I now get to work in 6 minutes.

YAY!!
_________________________
The beatings will continue until morale improves...

Return to Top
#798372 - 08/20/07 04:05 PM Re: daily commute MadisonCali
TINKerBell Offline
Power Poster
TINKerBell
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,238
Tiger's Den!
I work 5.1 miles one way from home. That, along with my 4 cyl. vehicle, lowers my gas consumption to about 33.00 every two weeks...if I drive a considerable amount besides to and from work...
_________________________
The last thing that blew my mind was the wind.

Return to Top
#798374 - 08/20/07 04:06 PM Re: daily commute TINKerBell
Simply Sheldon Offline
Diamond Poster
Simply Sheldon
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,047
S.E. TX
I used to live in a loft located almost directly across the street from the bank above this very nice restaraunt. It was nice walking to work for the year or so I lived there...

Return to Top
#798384 - 08/20/07 04:12 PM Re: daily commute Simply Sheldon
HappyGilmore Offline
10K Club
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,449
Pulling people out of the ditc...
45 mile commute each way, $35 per week in gas (diesel, 50 MPG)
_________________________
Providing alternative truths since the invention of time

Return to Top
#798386 - 08/20/07 04:14 PM Re: daily commute HappyGilmore
DeeQ Offline
10K Club
DeeQ
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 40,763
Turnpike Exit 10
36 miles each way, gas $50 per week
_________________________
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain

Return to Top
#798388 - 08/20/07 04:16 PM Re: daily commute DeeQ
CubDave Offline
Diamond Poster
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,562
I recently moved 3 blocks from work (I used to have a whopping 7 minute commute(, and if I didn't have to go to branches once in awhile, I would walk to work. I can't even finish a cigarette on my commute!

Return to Top
#798391 - 08/20/07 04:17 PM Re: daily commute DeeQ
CubDave Offline
Diamond Poster
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,562
I recently moved 3 blocks from work (I used to have a whopping 7 minute commute), and if I didn't have to go to branches once in awhile, I would walk to work. I can't even finish a cigarette on my commute!

Return to Top
#798394 - 08/20/07 04:20 PM Re: daily commute CubDave
TB 12 Offline
Power Poster
TB 12
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,559
Foxboro
My ride is 25 miles each way, all highway. Gas runs $35-40 per week, no tolls.
_________________________
Best QB Ever. Worst Defense Ever.

Return to Top
#798396 - 08/20/07 04:21 PM Re: daily commute DeeQ
Hrothgar Geiger Offline
10K Club
Hrothgar Geiger
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 10,395
Jersey Shore
1 hour each way, $35.00 a week just in tolls, $135 a month to park, am afraid to total up the gas.

Return to Top
#798398 - 08/20/07 04:22 PM Re: daily commute CubDave
thomasj Offline
Power Poster
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 5,063
Pennsylvania
I have a 1.75 mile commute, I think I can actually ride it faster on my bicycle than I can drive it in my truck!
_________________________
Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.

Return to Top
#798412 - 08/20/07 04:31 PM Re: daily commute thomasj
Mrs. Rizzo Offline
10K Club
Mrs. Rizzo
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,392
Curled up by the fire...
3 miles from work...10 minutes with traffic...
Used to drive 60-100 daily...no more of that!!!!
_________________________
Take responsibility for your life.

Return to Top
#798420 - 08/20/07 04:36 PM Re: daily commute Mrs. Rizzo
Pepper's Sister Offline
Platinum Poster
Pepper's Sister
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 546
Midwest
I work 40 miles from home; spend one hour each way on highways and toll roads; spend $70-$75 a week in gas, and about $5 in tolls........and I used to be 4 miles from home and went home for lunch!

But.....I love my paycheck; I love my paycheck; I love my paycheck.
_________________________
I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

Return to Top
#798952 - 08/20/07 10:02 PM Re: daily commute Pepper's Sister
Skunk Boy Offline
Diamond Poster
Skunk Boy
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,896
R.I.P. Chief Illiniwek
I work 51.8 miles from home, and hit about 3 tolls, and drive a Mustang (~26mpg). I spend atleast $500/month on gas, tolls, and oil changes. I even drive around for work too (but I can expense that).

I've been trying to move closer since April, hopefully the house will sell soon. Just got my first offer on Friday (yes, after all that time) - too bad I was low-balled big time. (jerk)

I'm to the point where I would take a small loss on my house, just because of the gas that I waste. I'd rather spend that money on a mortgage for a new place.
_________________________
We're doing oil changes. Oil changes for EVERYONE!!

Return to Top
#798954 - 08/20/07 10:07 PM Re: daily commute Skunk Boy
Sing A Little Offline
Power Poster
Sing A Little
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,889
CA
I'm about 25 miles (mostly highway) each way, and spend about $35-$45 a week on gas. Traffic can really stink though, so there are days when it takes an hour to go home.
_________________________
He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes

Return to Top
#798959 - 08/20/07 10:20 PM Re: daily commute Sing A Little
Bunky Offline
100 Club
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 182
calif
I'm pretty lucky to only have to drive about a 1/2 mile to my work..my car doesnt even have time to warm up in the mornings...glad I dont have to deal with a commute, did that way too many years.

Return to Top
#798961 - 08/20/07 10:26 PM Re: daily commute *nUnZeO*
Cowboys Fan Offline
Power Poster
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 4,597
SC
11 miles one way / takes about 15-20 minutes if I go the speed limit. I spend $10-$15 on gas each week.
_________________________

Return to Top
#798963 - 08/20/07 10:29 PM Re: daily commute Bunky
Czargazer Offline
Gold Star
Czargazer
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 298
Pacific Northwest
About three quarters of a mile for me, takes 10 minutes or so to walk it. Zero expenses, keeps me in shape. Woot!
_________________________
Everyone has to make a living, mine just happens to involve thumbscrews.

Return to Top
#798987 - 08/20/07 11:05 PM Re: daily commute DeeQ
Confused Banker Offline
Gold Star
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 389
4 miles and it takes me about 10 minutes. My town is only 100,000, though.

Return to Top
#799026 - 08/21/07 02:15 AM Re: daily commute Confused Banker
The Incredible ComplyGuy Offline
Power Poster
The Incredible ComplyGuy
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 7,350
The he11 of suburbia
75 minutes door to door each way for me, but most of it is train. Except tonight it took over 2 1/2 hours -- some idiot decided to commit suicide-by-train and screwed up everyone's commute.

Return to Top
#799076 - 08/21/07 12:17 PM Re: daily commute The Incredible ComplyGuy
FBH Offline
Power Poster
FBH
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,649
The Land of Tax Free Shopping!
4.5 miles - I just checked it on Google maps. On a bad day it takes me 15 minutes, on good days, 6. Although during a snow storm last year it took me an hour. People in PA don't drive well in poor weather.
_________________________
Caveat Lector! The opinions expressed in this post are those of FBH and no other, not even my employer!

Return to Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2