I just spent several hours recreating a corrupted spreadsheet. As I was gathering the data, I noticed a recurring theme. Gas is getting friggin expensive! OK, OK, that’s no surprise, but seeing the numbers in black and white gave me a serious reality check. Here are my monthly gas expenses for the year:
Jan: $74.86 <–not bad
Feb: $80.17 <–slight increase
Mar: $144.57 <–dang, what happened here!?!
Apr: $163.26 <–creep, creep...
May: $99.01 <–wishful thinking!
Jun: $184.09 <–told ya!
In addition to this month’s (June) gas expenses, I also paid $26.84 for an oil change plus $90.00 for parking, resulting in total transportation costs of $300.93. Umm, wow! This doesn’t include the $30 or so I’ve contributed to friends when I’m a passenger or the $409.10 I paid for six months of my car insurance premium. Then immediately, I thought to myself...
I wonder who buys premium gas these days and why?
I wonder how people manage with gas-guzzling SUVs?
I wonder how people manage with car payments?
Hmm, I wonder... what is my auto expense threshold before I consider riding the metro?
The metro???? Naaaaaaaaah! LOL!
What are you doing differently as a result of the rising gas prices?