On $10 I can go 115 miles.
Unfortunately, I drive 50 miles to work -- one way. Tack on $2 in tolls round trip, and my daily commute costs me $12.
The solution: carpool.
The problem: no one has a long commute as I do. That is, until now. Now I have someone who lives a bit farther north than I, whose commute south
is just a bit longer than mine.
So I calculate it. If we split the costs of commuting, it's 50 percent savings in gas: $5 a day. That's $25 a week. It's August, there's 19 more weeks in the year, and that equals $475 in savings for the remainder of the year.