Here’s a financial look at something that is tied up in any housing decision — transportation. And the alternatives that are becoming more available, depending on the location that you choose.

It’s great to have choices.

John Heinzl writes an Investor Clinic in the Globe and Mail on the dollars and sense of the various transportation choices that are proliferating.

How to save thousands – and live longer, too

Before you can invest, you need to save. With that in mind, today I’m going to discuss a simple strategy that will help you save thousands of dollars a year.

Not only that, but it will also do the planet a favour and it might even help you live longer.

What is this miracle money-saving strategy? Getting rid of your car.

I say congratulations to any and all cities that are making safe and effective transportation choices available to their citizens.