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Is It Worth the Gas Money?

Posted By Jessica Fisher On November 15, 2012 @ 8:12 pm In Budget Living,Frugal Friday | 10 Comments

Fuel costs now factor into the decision to buy something or go somewhere. Choose wisely.

I took that picture in March. I was stunned that gas prices were so high. When I filled up this weekend, the price was the same. And I was thrilled! We’d had it in the high $4 earlier in the Fall. $3.69 seems cheap.

What a difference a few months can make to our perspective.

Nowadays, when I hear about a good deal at a store or of something that’s on my list to get, I think twice. Is it really worth the gas?

In the last week I’ve changed my mind on an outing because it just wasn’t worth the fuel cost. In fact, for the bulk of the year I’ve not gone anywhere unless I could lump several stops into one trip. We don’t go anywhere without asking if there’s some other stop we could make while we’re out.

If I had learned this habit years ago, I might have saved even more over the years. But, as they say, better late than never.

So, that’s how I saved money this week. I stayed home. Whatever thing there was to do, it just wasn’t worth the investment of the gas.

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