Tag: car share

The youngest, finding some quiet space on my settee to check out a book during the day.

Compact Living Breeds Empathy in Kids

Today I was sitting at my dining room table working from home as I often do. The house was quiet except for some light music, the sun streamed in along with muted city sounds below and I was thoroughly engrossed in…

The kids in front of the Modo minivan we book every couple weeks or so. Just $8 an hour!

Don’t Pay for 95%

Your car sits idle over 95% of the time. Your guest bedroom is occupied one week out of every 52. Your kids use the yard less than 40 minutes a week. Yet we consumers love to envision the maximum usage for…

This is a 2015 Kia minivan, part of the Modo carshare. It costs just $8/hour to rent!

Part 2: Using Tech to Save Money on Cars

Say Goodbye to the Money Toilet This is the second in a three-part series on how to use technology to your (financial) advantage. Even if you’re not a programmer, or your six-year-old knows more about your computer than you do…

The kids proudly display their Compass cards (transit passes) on our first official day of car-free living.

Car-Free and Carefree in Vancity

I’ve got five kids, and in today’s one-kid society this means I get a lot of unsolicited advice that starts with “You’ve got five kids! You can’t possibly do [fill in the blank].” This is especially true when it comes…