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Old June 3rd, 2004, 07:13 AM
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With the price of gas soaring and expected to go even higher I believe this will have a trickle down effect on the rest of the economy. I know I averaged $15/week in gas last Jan. Yesterday it cost me $28 to fill up. That is nearly double and next week it probably will be double. I have a set weekly budget amount for personal expenses such as gas, clothes, entertainment, personal care (haircuts, manicures, pedicures) and meals out. I have not gotten any change in pay since 1/1/04, nor do I expect any such adjustment and my health insurance will skyrocket in Oct (per our human resources people).

Therefore, I have had to cut back on everything else. I do not go out for lunch or dinner anymore. I have bought only 1 new outfit for spring/summer and no new shoes or purses. I stretch my need for a haircut an extra week or 2 and even then only go to the Super Cuts type place, preferably with a coupon. I have not had my nails or toes done since my cruise the end of March. I havenít been to a movie all year. I get videos from the library. These are the changes I have already made and I know more will be coming as home heat (natural gas) and electric will also go up.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 07:18 AM
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There was an article saying the oil prices will fall before the election as this deal was made a long time ago......So I think you be able to go see a movie again soon...I am just thankful my husbands company pays all the car expenses....including gas.

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 11:09 AM
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Just yesterday I heard on the radio that in London they were paying about $5.95 (don't know if that's liters or gallons) for gas. It could be worse, but lets hope it gets better. :-)


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Old June 3rd, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Gas where I live has went DOWn in the past weeks I only pay $1.80 a gallon
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 12:27 PM
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I read an article about that today, Phyll. That's per gallon.

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Old June 3rd, 2004, 01:44 PM
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When i filled up the other day, i paid $2.19 p/g

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We paid $ 5,93 for a gallon.

Ä 1,283 for 1 l.

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