I’ve been feeling the pain of rising gasoline costs again lately, and I’m not the only one. I’m looking forward to next month when I’ll be on vacation for more than a week (and have very few expenses) and when I return, I’ll be starting my new job with a shorter commute (41 miles compared to 27 miles each way).
The average self-serve regular gas has climbed to $2.50. Assuming I get 30 miles per gallon, I keep paying an average of $2.50 per gallon, and I commute both ways five days for 52 weeks, I’ll be saving more than $600 each year.
I could buy an Apple 60 GB iPod with Video Playback and still have funds to spare… or I could try to save more.