I walked to work today. I've been trying to walk to work on any day when it isn't raining. I usually take the bus home because I don't feel safe walking home from work in the dark and it is dark when I leave this time of year.
On my way to work, I found two pennies today. That's just part of my ROI (return on investment). I also find that I mentally prepare for my day better when I'm walking. Most mornings, I talk on my cell phone with my mom, my brother, my sister, or my David for at least part of the walk. On the rare day that I can't get one of them on the phone, I listen to a podcast about investing and the markets or about life in America.
In addition to the money, the chance to catch up with loved ones, the opportunity to increase my knowledge via podcasts, I know that the fresh air and the exercise are both beneficial to my mental health and my physical health.
It's good to know that there is more than a $.02 return on the investment of my time and energy to walk to work.