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Driving down costs – Saving on transportation

Canadians spend a lot of their time – and their income – on transportation. The good news is that there are ways to cut these costs. Here’s how.

Saving on a car

For most people, buying a car is one of the largest purchases they'll ever make. It’s right up there after buying a house. Read Top eight tips for buying a car to learn how to get the car you need at a price you can afford.

Driving is also costly. One solution is to drive less, walk more, or use public transit if you can. But there are other ways to lower the costs of running your car – including your insurance costs. Learn more in Running on empty – cutting your car's operating costs.

Did you know? There are 19 million vehicles in Canada. One in every 1.6 Canadians owns a car or truck. (Source: Statistics Canada)

Saving on airfare

In a big country like Canada, air travel is the fastest, cheapest, and sometimes only way to get where you want to go. But that doesn't mean you have to pay full fare. Learn how to get the best price in Flying under the radar – how to save on airfare.

Just remember: the cheapest flight may not always be the right one for you. Learn what to watch out for in Read the fine print – the hidden costs of cheap flights.