Savings challenge: Conserve gas by carpooling to work

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Editor’s note: Each week, one of Bankrate’s personal finance reporters is sharing a new way to save and chronicling the savings journey. This week, I’m reporting on the experience I had as a car pool participant. Read on to see what happened.

If you’re like me, you’re probably not a fan of the daily work commute drama: the accidents that attract slow-driving rubberneckers and make you late to the office, the psychos swerving from lane to lane, the people feeding their face or applying makeup.

But having a co-worker along for the ride makes things a little less insufferable.

Ready to save some money (and potentially retain your sanity)? Maybe it’s time to try carpooling. You can also pick up a gas credit card for extra savings at gas stations.