Before the economy took my job a year ago, I drove 90-miles round-trip to and from work everyday. The cost in time was approximately 2-1/4 hours. The financial cost was also considerable, although I did not complain, as I took the job with full knowledge of the drive and drove a small, fuel efficient vehicle.
I had just finalized my divorce and chose my apartment with logistics in mind. The drive would have been about 12 to 15 minutes. To my shock, I was laid off as I was moving into my new digs. I have yet to find another job, despite my efforts to do so. I am now considering trying an errand service for seniors, which I will limit to the highly populated neighborhood I live in to keep the ever rising expense of driving to a minimum.