300k Miles!

So this morning I hit 300k miles in my 1993 Honda Accord SE! I’ve owned my car since 1999 and I got it with 78k miles on it. So I’ve driven it an average of 22,200 miles a year. At my current miles per gallon of 25 at the current gas prices I would have spent over $1580 a year or $15,800 over the last 10 years. I could have bought a new car 🙂 I had my Flip Video MinoHD (that Carla got me for my birthday. Thanks beautiful!) with me so I captured the moment of going from 299,999 to 300,000. A momentous occasion I’m sure.

Like I mentioned in the video I’ve had a great time driving my little Honda. Maybe I’ll get another 100k our of it!

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Yes it is dusty 🙂 I haven’t cleaned in awhile.

High gas prices and the financial crisis? Get cash back!

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to get a few extra dollars in your pocket each month to help with high gas prices for your car, truck or suv? Well if you haven’t yet gotten a Discover Card now is the time to do so.

Just this month I have gotten over $60 cash back from just using it for our everyday family purchases (diapers and formula are expensive!)

Now the most important part when getting a cash back credit card is not to spend the cash back! They try and get you to purchase more things which means you spend more money instead of just getting the cash back. Now if those items you purchase are necessary items then by all means go for it, but most of the retailers that they list you could do without.

So if I can’t spend it what do I do with it? Redeem the cash back into your discover account and now you have those extra few dollars for those high gas prices!

You can also get a Discover card called the Open Road card that gives you more cash back for gas and auto purchases than the other Discover cards.

So if you spend money (and who doesn’t) or your a small business owner and want to get a few dollars back for doing what you would do anyway click on one of the links above to get your very own card today.

Easy Ways to Save Money At The Gas Pump

At the pump

Here are a few simple things you can do to help improve the fuel economy of your vehicle and save money with every fill-up.

  • Air Pressure Check – You may be able to improve your gas mileage by more than 3% by keeping your tires properly inflated. The reco0mmended tire pressure for your vehicle is located on a sticker inside the driver-side dorr or noted in your owner’s manual.
  • Maintain Your Air Filter – Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your vehicle’s gas mileage by up to 10%
  • Watch The Weight – Excess weight in yout vehicle can reduce your gas mileage by 1-2% for every 100 pounds.
  • Know Your Oil – The proper grade of motor oil can improve your gas mileage by up to 2%
  • Keep It Tuned – Regular vehicle maintenance can improve your gas mileage by an average of 4.1%
  • Keep It Capped– About 147 million gallons of gas evaporat every year from vehicles without gas caps.
  • Avoid Fast Starts – Aggressive acceleration can reduce your gas mileage by up to 33%.

Info from goodyear flyer