This is a guest post courtesy of our friends at The Penny Hoarder.
How long is your daily work commute?
If you’re anything like the average American, your commute is at least 26 minutes — more if you live in a major metro area like New York City or Los Angeles. That’s a lot of time spent on the road that could be better spent elsewhere. Not to mention money spent on gas that you could be saving or using for entertainment.
If your commute is affecting your quality of life, it might be time to make a change to how you get to work — or even where you live. Not only will you save money, you’ll get more time back in your life to spend with your friends and family.
Here are a couple things to consider when evaluating your commuting and living options: