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    How are you coping with rising gas prices?

    I paid $3.72 a gallon today for about half a tank of gas in my old Honda Accord, trying to save money before prices are going up even higher this week. We all know rising prices are inevitable when it comes to regular unleaded gasoline. I believe we will hit $4.00 per gallon within one to two weeks. Only less than two weeks ago, I paid $3.34/gallon, so prices here in my part of the Western U.S. have increased by over forty cents per gallon, in the space of only a week to a week and a half.

    How are you coping with rising gas prices? I am driving much less, staying home up to five days at a time (as I did last week) on "no-drive days", in order to save about $20 per week. This helps a lot. I am a homemaker currently, so not everyone can do this if they work full-time. However, anyone can try to do what I do, and combine trips for say groceries and a prescription, in order to avoid having to drive any extra distance to take care of multiple errands.

    Are you biking? Trading in your gas guzzler for a more fuel-efficient car? Perhaps boycotting the gas stations all together? Would be curious to share ideas on how to save on fuel with others, and find out what you are paying in your part of the world for regular unleaded gas.

    #2
    I haven't really changed my habits yet. I still have to drive the girls to school each day. I definitely try to combine errands. Those in the workforce or driving kids to school could consider carpooling as a way to cut down on fuel.

    I paid for $3.53/gallon today for unleaded gas.
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      #3
      Biking to work. Feels good

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        #4
        No changes here. Just spending more.

        Regular unleaded is around $3.30 where I go.
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          #5
          I don't have a work commute to deal with so no issue there but the prices are getting my attention. It was 3.54 today and I'm sure it's going up. I'm definitely more attentive of where I'm driving to and I have heating oil bills(goes up just like gas) as well that are like having yet another "gas guzzler" to feed.
          "Those who can't remember the past are condemmed to repeat it".- George Santayana.

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            #6
            I think i am going to oil up the old bicycle, It will also help my weight loss goals.

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              #7
              I have a daily round trip 110 mi commute to work. On the other hand my non-hybrid car gets around 40-45 mpg depending on the weather so...can't really complain. Gas was $3.35 on Friday where I live.
              Last edited by seen; 03-27-2011, 11:40 PM.

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                #8
                Bet your glad you dont live here in the UK, price of gas is now around $12 per gallon, 80% of that goes to the government for tax,talk about a rip off.

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                  #9
                  Living with it. Sure, it'd be nice to have cheaper gas, but I only fill up every 3 weeks or so, and besides... I'm consuming a commodity, which comes with a price--just like wheat, corn, rice, fruit, and everything else.
                  "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                    #10
                    No change in habits here. I just pay more at the pump. I fill up about once a week for my commute to/from work and travel in between.

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                      #11
                      Our gas prices have gone down lately to around $3.49, that isn't to bad. I mean it was over $4.00 a few years ago.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by canada94 View Post
                        Bet your glad you dont live here in the UK, price of gas is now around $12 per gallon, 80% of that goes to the government for tax,talk about a rip off.
                        Wow, we have it pretty good here in the U.S.

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                          #13
                          buckle up because everythings gonna get more expensive. gas is supposed to hit $5 by summer, that will cause the truckers to stop making runs in turn skyrocketing prices. ive been retired for 2 years now and can make a tank of gas last 2 months.
                          retired in 2009 at the age of 39 with less than 300K total net worth

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                            #14
                            In my part of California gas has been hovering in the $3.95-$4.00 range for the last few weeks. Unfortunately for me I have about a 65 mile round trip commute for work. But a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to be given a 2001 Kia Sephia as a early wedding present. I'm saving about $18-$20 every time I fill up my take now compared to my Ford Ranger. And I have to fill up about every 4-5 days.

                            Not quite as bad as when it was $4.50 back in 2008. Back then I was driving a Jeep Wrangler that got about 15 mpg. I was also going to school every day and having to commute about 32 miles round trip. I quickly decided to buy a puss pass. $30 a month for unlimited rides.

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                              #15
                              I paid $3.85 per gallon the other day cause I have to use premium gas. I just try and stay home more often.

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