Monday, August 25, 2014
One-way to make it when you are broke is to Hypermile your car.
(Driving in "N" with your engine turned off!)
This is better done in small towns with less traffic being that in time
your breaks will fade and stop working in around 60 seconds after
the engine is off, so stopping fast will not happen,
you will need to start the engine to get the breaks to work.
Life is slower in the country, really! So you driving with your engine
turned off? You will fit in with traffic more, that's good,
but it's your money they don't give you a pay check and you need
to make it so Hypermile away!
So really it takes some planing before you go all out with the engine off.
But you can turn off your engine at the stop lights and start it at the green light.
Also you can drive at low RPM's but in, overdrive, top gear if you can.
Turn off the engine where you can. Overall there are ways.
All out if your car gets 21 MPG and 6 gallons of gas last you a week
and from Hypermiling your car with no engine on now last two weeks,
you get 42 MPG and that is not bad when you have
$6 in the bank to last until payday!
****Basic Hypermiling Techniques
1. SLOW DOWN! Drive the speed limit or below. Wind resistance is exponential to speed.
2. Turn the car off at long stops. If you spend more than 7 seconds at a stop, you can
save fuel by turning the car off.
3. Coast to stops. Lift off the throttle and coast into stops. Hypermilers sometimes put the
car into neutral and turn it off. This burns zero fuel and has infinite mpg.
Be careful here as your power steering and brakes may not work.
Also remember not to lock the steering column.
4. Accelerate lightly. Use the cruise control to accelerate or coast. The + and - buttons
on your cruise control will speed you up by 1-2 mph at a time.
This is a perfect rate of acceleration for saving fuel.
****Drive like a Hypermiler
1. Momentum is your vehicle's friend. It takes a lot of fuel to get your vehicle up to speed
and excessive or unnecessary braking eats up the fuel and dollar savings of momentum.
So here's the first lesson of Hypermiling. Let your vehicle's momentum guide your
driving style. When you start from a complete stop, accelerate at a medium slow pace
and try to avoid complete stops when possible. Fast starts from a standing start wastes fuel
Your vehicle's best fuel efficiency occurs in the highest gears available when
driving. Lower gears use the most fuel, so when you accelerate from a stop, ease your
acceleration up to the proper speed for the road you are traveling upon
(thus utilizing the top gear available for the speed at which you are traveling).
Also, as you drive, try to anticipate possible slow downs ahead and ease off the gas
early instead of waiting and braking heavier later.
Hypermiler's attempt to drive in such a way as to utilize their brakes as little as is
safely possible. This driving style allows your vehicle to stay in higher gears longer
as you drive and avoid wasting helpful momentum by excessive braking
(including avoiding unneeded braking when going down hills,
and when appropriate, letting the vehicle simply roll down hills).
2. Drive at peak efficiency speed. Most cars are engineered to be at their peak
fuel efficiency between 45 and 65 miles per hour. Driving at the appropriate
speed limit, up to speed limits of 65 miles an hour will yield the best efficiency.
Speeds above 65 MPH begin to reduce fuel efficiency as your vehicle's drag will
begin to reduce your fuel mileage at an exponential rate.
It has been studied and found that every 5 MPH over 65MPH reduces fuel economy
by about 5 percent. A 5 percent loss in fuel efficiency could result in a realized additional
cost of 22 cents extra per gallon of fuel used via excessive speed.
You will find that most Hypermilers look to drive right up to the speed limit, up to,
but not over 65 MPH (even if the speed limit is above 65 MPH).
3. Use Cruise Control. If your vehicle is equipped with cruise control, learn to
utilize it more frequently. Cruise control maintains speed for your vehicle and more
optimally uses fuel as you drive. Cruise control limits acceleration and therefore
reduces fuel consumption.
4. Reduce weight carried in your vehicle. If you have extra items in your vehicle
that are just taking up space and adding weight, such as bags, golf clubs, etc.,
consider removing them to reduce the weight load on your vehicle's motor.
Your vehicle's motor burns fuel to gain and maintain momentum.
Weight works against your motor creating the need to use more fuel to
gain and maintain your vehicle's momentum. 100 pounds of excessive weight
could reduce your fuel efficiency by 2 to 5 percent
(or 9 to 27 cents extra realized cost per gallon at $4.50 a gallon).
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
You know it's not good to have many low income consumers.
There are too many poor out there to bring us all down!
Most noted in small towns they will have to get a grip and raise the pay
of their workers of that town or they will have crap and have to raise the pay,
as many places close, schools, fire, police run out of money.
Really the low payed road leads to fail!
You would think they would like to see better payed workers,
being the better sales it would bring. Many in my town can't manage their money,
more over there is not much to manage, but raising their pay sends the money
to the places that need it. So really why keep the pay low they will have to bring it up
one way or another.
~~~~GOLDMAN: The Disparity Between High- And Low-Income Households In
America Is The Worst We've Seen.
A quarterly survey of 2,000 U.S. consumers by Goldman Sachs analysts shows that
"the bifurcation between the high and low end continues to widen" in America."
Consumers in $90,000+ households saw increased levels of optimism, while consumers
in under-$50,000 households declined," write Goldman analysts
Michael Kelter, Ivan Holman, and Harsh Aneja in a new report.
"This is, in fact, the widest spread we have seen between these two income groups
in our survey." And according to the survey, it's not just economic optimism that is
diverging across income groups: actual spending patterns are as well.
"The total number of consumers who said they spent more in the past three months
did tick up in our 3Q survey," say Kelter, Holman, and Aneja.
"However, the bifurcation of high vs. low-mid income consumers is clearly evident.
Consumers in $90,000+ households reported an increase in spending in
3Q vs. 2Q, while consumers in under-$50,000 households reported a decrease
in spending this quarter."
To find yourself you need to let yourself go.
You need to burn it, to make a new.
More in view like a new day. I hope you find your Burning Man!
"What started out as a small event on San Francisco's Baker Beach and then migrated to
the Black Rock Desert has now morphed into a vibrant global year-round culture of
like-minded individuals who seek to live their lives in a more meaningful, powerful and
"Burning Man is an annual event and a thriving year-round culture.
The event takes place the week leading up to and including Labor Day,
in Nevah's Black Rock Desert. The Burning Man organization (Black Rock City LLC)
creates the infrastructure of Black Rock City, wherein attendees (or "participants")
dedicate themselves to the spirit of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance."
"They depart one week later, leaving no trace. As simple as this may seem, trying to
explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like
trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind."
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
In small towns it's most noted how the wages are slow to grow, and mostly that
is why their small town will not grow. The wages do not support the markets, being
people put the money in their pockets more than could of been put to a better
source, low waged workers. Small towns are the most corrupt,
why do you think many Republicans keep talking about small government!
It's like wanting less security cameras at Walmart!
Slow wage growth and low pay ends in putting a higher cost that comes with low pay,
food stamp use crime etc, making others pay for it. Keeping a overall suppression of pay.
There needs to be a fairness to the wages if there is to be any growth.
~~~~University president takes $90,000 pay cut to give 24 minimum wage workers
a raise Raymond Burse recently took over as president of Kentucky State University.
With the job which Burse will do on an interim basis for a year comes a nice little paycheck
to the tune of almost $350,000. Burse, however, took the selfless, and unusual, step of
giving himself a $90,000 pay cut so that the lowest paid employees at the university
clocking in at $7.25 an hour could have their wages increased to a more livable $10.25,
the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
"This is not a publicity stunt," Burse told the Herald-Leader. "You don't give up $90,000 for
publicity. I did this for the people. This is something I've been thinking about from
the very beginning." Burse said he was in a position to spread the wealth after a career
that included a previous stint as president of Kentucky State University in the 1980s,
and a decade as a senior executive at General Electric.
"My whole thing is I don't need to work," Burse told the Herald-Leader.
"This is not a hobby, but in terms of the people who do the hard work and heavy lifting,
they are at the lower pay scale."
The pay raise certainly doesn’t appear to be a publicity stunt, as it will reportedly remain in
place, and apply to new hires, even after Burse’s tenure at the school is over.