Are you a pump watcher?

Posted by idawrites on April 19, 2008 in Gas |

It’s on the news, in the papers, and the topic of discussion around the water cooler at work. Are you watching the gas prices climb too? There is wild speculation on how high the prices will climb and how long they’ll stay there. Some folks are flocking to GasBuddy to find out where the cheapest gas is in their area. Mapquest is even getting in on the action.

People where I work are talking about things they are having to cut corners on just to be able to make it back and forth to work. Does Dish Network cost less than Direct TV? How many of our cell phone services can we cut? Are we going to be able to go to Myrtle Beach this summer, like always?

I know it seems a little odd, but I am doing my best not to pay attention to the gas prices at all. I have decided that it’s just not worth the stress. I’ve been cutting our costs as I can, and have started my own Square Foot Gardens. I shop at Kroger every week, so I always have the $.10 off per gallon at their gas pumps.

Gas prices are going to go up, no matter how much I worry about it. I just remind myself that 25% of my 401k is invested in Natural Resources and try to hang on for the bumpy ride. What about you? Do you have tips for easing the pinch at the pump?

1 Comment

  • lynnae says:

    I’ve mainly been working on not driving as much, consolidating trips into town, etc. With the kids both in soccer for the next 5 weeks, though, we’re back to burning up the gas.

    So for now I’m just focusing on other areas like you.

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