Avoid big bills in January with simple budgeting and organizational tricks.―By Michael Kaminer
December 7―13: Seek out car pools.
If you have to drive more than an hour for holiday shindigs, save gas money by sharing the ride. Hook up with family or friends traveling to the same place and split gas costs, or find car-pool partners heading in the same direction.
TIP: Erideshare.com and other sites let you post car-pool requests for free.