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Tuesday, September 4, 2018   /   by Ann Marie Sharp

COMMUTE TIME AND BUYING A HOUSE

“A correlation exists between commuting stress factors and the likelihood of suffering from burnout. But their importance varies according to the individual, the conditions in which their trips take place, and the place where the individual works,” reported Annie Barreck of the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Relations.


The average commute time to work in the U.S. is 25.4 minutes, according to the Census Bureau.  But, commute times can vary widely based on location, and 10.8 million Americans travel more than an hour each way to work.


According to research by Lifehacker, each mile you live from work adds $795 per year to your commuting costs. So, for example, if you were to cut your commute from one hour to 30 minutes, you’d save a whopping $23,850 annually—which could mean you're able to spend a bit more on buying a home.  But, calculate your costs here. 


There are long lists of ways to improve your commute ...

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