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Charles Hawkins: Cycling to savings
Charles Hawkins: Cycling to savings
Charles Hawkins and his wife traded in their car for two bikes to beat the high cost of gas.
Autobody repairman, 43, Fort Wayne, Ind.

It cost me over $500 monthly to keep my car. With the price of gas so high, going back and forth to work was [costing] over $20 a day - so my wife and I decided to trade our car for two bikes.

Not only will we save about $1,800 by September, we'll help our [charitable] foundation give the money to kids who need it the most.

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
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