altruistic arguments about giving the community cleaner air by riding the
Peak Bus. Forget the entreaties about reducing the amount of traffic on
State Highway 75.
than $1,500 in your pocket. Realize a nearly 6 percent increase in median
annual family income?
Peak Bus. Itís like writing yourself a check. Saved and invested, the
money will multiply over time.
how altruistic does anyone really feel first thing in the morning when
trying to get out the door to go to work?
commutes to a job from Gannett Road, Bellevue or Hailey to Ketchum (or in
reverse) can bank at least $1,500 in savings by the end of the year by
commuting. Itís not chump change.
bus pass costs $550, while the cost of a single-driver commute between the
south valley and Ketchum averages $2,064 a year.
years of commuting, the person who cannot loosen the grip on the steering
wheel will be at least $20,640 poorer. A two-car family with two commuters
will be $40,640 poorer. Thatís no way to put the kids through college,
pay off the house or finance an exotic vacation.
other hand, the wise commuter who stuffs the money into long-term
certificates of deposit will find himself with at least $18,000 in the
bank after 10 years at current interest rates. A two-commuter family could
bank double that amount.
on the family car also will make it more valuable when its time for a
trade in. That will put even more money in a commuterís pocket.
car to work is convenient, itís true, but riding the Peak Bus is a
paying proposition. Itís an opportunity that will fly or die based on
not many ways to make money that are this easy. Make sure this one doesnít
get away. Go with the smart money. Join the smart commuters. Ride the bus.