Too long of a commute?

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ohiohawk58
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Too long of a commute?

Postby ohiohawk58 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:29 am

How long is too long of a commute? I'm thinking about living at home next year and driving about 40 min each way to school. Would save roughly 9k in expenses. Is it worth it/doable?

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Re: Too long of a commute?

Postby Cupidity » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:31 am

40 minutes is fine. Also, I find driving pretty relaxing. A 40 minute bus ride, I might re-think.

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Re: Too long of a commute?

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:32 am

ohiohawk58 wrote:How long is too long of a commute? I'm thinking about living at home next year and driving about 40 min each way to school. Would save roughly 9k in expenses. Is it worth it/doable?


I did 45-70 minutes each way for my last two years of undergrad. It sucked cock and definitely lowered my productivity. I don't think I'd opt for it given only a 27k savings, but I did a 30 minute commute for high school too, so I'm pretty fed up on commuting. 40 minutes is definitely reasonable, just not fun.

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Re: Too long of a commute?

Postby boiler cat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:33 am

40mins...lots of people do longer than that and do fine.

Also, there's a good chance your commute in summers or 3 yrs will be 40 mins or longer.

Can't let that dissuade you.

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Re: Too long of a commute?

Postby geoduck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:34 am

boiler cat wrote:40mins...lots of people do longer than that and do fine.

Also, there's a good chance your commute in summers or 3 yrs will be 40 mins or longer.

Can't let that dissuade you.


I will never have a 40 minute commute to work. I hate suburbs and would rather own less crap and have a nice condo near work.




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