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>People love to hate their commutes. What could be better than being stuck in traffic going to and from work? All that money going out your tailpipe while you listen to talk radio. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 76% of home buyers rated commuting costs as an “important” or “very important” consideration when they were looking for a place to live.
I’ve found that when I talk about transportation costs, people automatically think about their commute—“My costs must be lower because I take the train” or “I must be saving a lot by working from home!”. Now I encourage you all to use alternative modes of transportation to work, but it’s important to point out that the commute takes up just a fraction of a households total transportation budget.
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