Yakezie Blog Swap #10 – The Best Go Green Method to Save Money by Shane from Beating Broke

The following is a guest post from Beating Broke, a frugaler at heart, as part of the Yakezie blog swap #10. This swaps’ topic du jour is “The Best Go Green Method to Save Money”. You can see my first-ever guest post as part of the blog swap over at Beating Broke today!

If I’m going to whole-heartedly jump on board with a green movement or alternative method of doing something, it’s gotta be frugal. I’m not going to spend a whole bunch of money above what I usually would just to save a few carbon credits. Composting toilets? Not a chance. I’ve got to pay that sewer bill anyways, so I’ll keep my fancy schmancy flushing toilet.

No, one of the biggest green money savers, for a frugaler like me, is the good ol’ two-wheeler. A bike. There are probably far better ways to go green, but few will save you money like a bike. How, you ask? Let’s start with the simplest, and most obvious, way. If you’re riding your bike everywhere, you’re likely not driving your car everywhere. You’ll instantly save a ton of money on gas. Tack on a few saved oil changes and other maintenance costs to the car, and you’ll probably pay for the bike in a few months!

It doesn’t end there though. You’ll increase your health, saving hundreds, even thousands, in health care costs. You’ll lose weight, and eat less, saving money on food. Then, there’s the green benefits! You won’t be putting as many of those nasty carbon emissions up into the air. Less oil changes, tire changes, and other maintenance mean a lessened impact on the environment.

Try and get any of those benefits from your composting toilet!

Even if you don’t ride your bike everywhere, riding it for enjoyment and as a recreation can still be good for your health and your pocketbook. If you really want to get full impact out of your bike, put a baseball card in the spokes and it’ll sound like a motorcycle! Now you feel like a kid again too! The benefits are endless!

Published by Renée

I write about my life, travel and my financial up and downs on my blog, Nickel By Nickel, while contradicting myself daily. ;)

17 thoughts on “Yakezie Blog Swap #10 – The Best Go Green Method to Save Money by Shane from Beating Broke

    1. np, i was really nervous about it! I had never written something to be posted elsewhere before, but it was fun and I hope to be able to do it again soon!


  1. this is greenest of the ideas and saves bunch of money over the years. If you get a bike with place to put grocery items, you can use it for shopping. We have to exercise caution though in terms of helmet, and back lights are must for biking to avoid road mishaps.


    1. Yep! I bought a bike this year too, I wish I could use it to commute but alas I live in the country on a big hill 😦 still great for my health though


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  7. I love this idea. This past year I started biking to work during the nicer months. I will probably have to give it up in September/October when it starts to get cold. It is a great way to multi-task too. Why not commute to work and work out at the same time?


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