We all love to save money. It’s not always what we like to do, but when it happens we love it.  Example…I don’t like to skip my morning coffee to save money, but if I happen to have enough points for a free cup…I’m jumping for joy.

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Now the internet has millions of ideas and hacks on how to save money. This one money-saving hack could quite possibly break the internet! Ok, I’m being serious! I think we finally broke the internet! What if I told you there is a hack to help you save money at the gas pump? Awesome right? What if I told you this hack incorporates a bowl of water? Are you thinking I’m nuts?

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Well, according to the experts at ChooseMyCar.com, a bowl of water will help you save money at the pump by using less gas while driving.  I know what you are thinking because I thought the same thing.  This is crazy!!

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The life hack is simple enough, get a small bowl and fill it with water about 1 inch from the rim. A cereal bowl is a perfect size. Place that bowl of water in the passenger seat of your car and don’t spill any while driving.

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Experts say hard braking and fast acceleration wastes gas. This hack not only helps us save at the pump but also promotes us to drive safely.  Accelerating too fast, braking too hard, or even changing lanes too sharply would cause this bowl of water to dampen your car seat.  If the water spills while you are driving, you are wasting gas. If the seat remains dry, you are saving money.

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How does this hack work if you live on a road filled with potholes? Logically, the water would spill over.  The experts claim this hack is a great way to conserve the gas in our tanks which saves us money at the pumps.

Now, I may not be an expert when it comes to saving money at the pump. Yet, I have a better idea for this life hack. An upgrade to the bowl of water idea.  A hot cup of coffee in your lap would work so much better than a bowl of water…

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