Drive less

Seen the price of petrol these days? And it's always going up. While you can't cut out the car completely, there's a lot of ways to save on petrol bills.

  • Walk with the kids to school or kindergarten. Not only will you save money, but you'll get fitter as well.
  • Walk to the nearest local shop instead of driving. If you're only after a carton of milk or a newspaper, you don't need a car: you can carry it yourself!
  • Do your major grocery shopping less often, and at only one shopping center. One trip once a week will save you a lot of petrol if you currently shop every couple of days at lots of different places.

In general, walking as often as possible and trying to combine trips will save you a lot of petrol over time, and that translates to a lot of money.