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In this episode we talk about the Minimalistic forms of transportation and how to break free from crippling automotive debt.

The transportation problems

  • The goose story. Talking about the issue with the repair.
  • If you drive 10,000 miles in a year, that comes to $900. If you drive 20,000 miles, that figure jumps to $1,800 annually.
  • owning and operating an average sedan costs $8,558 per year, which is equal to $713 per month or 57 cents per mile. (2016)
  • Nearly 90% of U.S. households report spending money on gasoline, an average of nearly $3,000 per year. Now that’s almost $40 a day…. AVERAGE.
  • Not the work week that is all 7 days baby! Now by the work week that is ~$56 a day just to use a car.  That’s 1 car not 2.
  • The average monthly car payment in the U.S. is $563 for new vehicles, $397 for used vehicles and $450 for leased vehicles.
  • Now we are up to $76 a work day to “Own” and operate your transportation (on average)
  • Not owning a car is like your boss saying you get a .50 an hour raise.
  • That car is taking almost $1,000 a month from your check.
  • These numbers do not care if it’s a cheap shit box or a new BMW they are an average.

Now that is out of the way. Let’s get to the fun stuff!

What do we need?

  • Nobody’s life is the same so this is not a one size fits all.
  • How fast do you NEED to go?
  • How far is your job?
  • Do you transport kids? How often?
  • Groceries ?
  • Do you need to use a couple different options?

So what are our options??

These are the same old options we always know about. New options.

  • Fat tire Scooter
    • Cost $1,300 ~$3,000 top end.
    • 0 gas and can go 40 miles per charge.
    • Top speed 25 to 40 mph.
    • Has like 5 moving parts.
    • Looks like a honda ruckus and a push scooter had a futuristic baby.
    • Cheap parts to replace.
    • Can use a second bat to double the range.
    • 0 insurance.
    • Easy to operate.
    • No licence or tags.
    • Can jump between bike and car lanes.
    • Hell walk it in the crosswalk, jump back on and drive in the bike lane then into the car lane.
  • Fat Tire bike (Electric)
    • Same as above but can get upto 55 mph with the right hub motor. (illegal as F) but can be done.
  • One Wheel
    • Can go as far is 18 miles on one charge and top speed 19mph
    • Compact and few parts.
  • Electric or push skateboard, push scooter, longboard. 
  • Tons of options that are way less expensive and way more efficient.
  • All of them have one thing in common. Not 4 wheels and not a steel cage.
  • Do you need all that? Or is it a want??

Things to fill the gaps.

  • Is a little discomfort worth saving $70+ a day?
  • When needed you could get an Uber or Lyft.
  • Rent a car for big trips.
  • Get groceries delivered.
  • Bum a ride or borrow a car.
  • Carpool with others.
  • Hell, riding a magic carpet it’s not complicated.

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