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I've read all the replies about your situation and they all assume one thing. That you *need* a car.

I'm not saying that you don't, truly, but it is something to consider. Can you get around for a few months or a year on a bike or by public transportation? If your home, job and school are all pretty close, you probably can do fine with bike and bus. Some communities even make it easy to take your bike on a bus for those times when the weather turns unexpectedly sour or the distance is just a bit too far.

Bikes are cheap if you buy them used, and easy to do your own maintenance. Bus passes vary, but in most places away from huge metropolises are less than $100/month (sometimes FAR less). Gearing up for cycling isn't too expensive, either. Mostly you need helmet, lights (yes you need lights, a sub-section of Murphy's Law states you will work late into the night with no other transportation options if you don't have them), and good lock. Say ... $60-75 for the whole kit.

Anyhow, good luck with your situation. If you were smart enough to run your own business, I'm sure you're smart enough to get yourself out of this situation.

Hugs!
t.
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