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Posted: 4/27/2011 2:12:55 PM EDT
I am curious.  I am in a situation where it really doesn't directly effect my pocketbook.  

I walk to the office, my wife doesn't work, and though I travel a lot for work I drive a company car.  

I understand that I am fortunate, and I feel for my friends and family that are having to struggle with increasing fuel and food costs.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:14:27 PM EDT
Fuel prices will begin showing up in food and other commodity prices.   I am not hit too bad as I only burn about 20 gallons per month.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:15:45 PM EDT
It hasn't affected me.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:16:04 PM EDT
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Fuel prices will begin showing up in food and other commodity prices.   I am not hit too bad as I only burn about 20 gallons per month.


Thats the same boat I am in.  I feel the food and overall commodity price change, but not at the pump.  

Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:17:18 PM EDT
I walk to work.

But seeing as how gas prices affect everything I eat and consume, I cannot say that I have not been affected by gas prices.  Everybody pays more in the end.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:17:25 PM EDT
I rarely use my personal vehicles, so no real significance.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:18:42 PM EDT
I've been long commodities for a decade now, gas prices don't hurt.

We moved recently and now put less than 100 miles a week on our vehicles though, before we moved it was closer to 1000...big difference.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:19:02 PM EDT



Quoted:


I am curious.  I am in a situation where it really doesn't directly effect my pocketbook.  



I walk to the office, my wife doesn't work, and though I travel a lot for work I drive a company car.  



I understand that I am fortunate, and I feel for my friends and family that are having to struggle with increasing fuel and food costs.


Everyone. You just think you aren't.



 
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:19:26 PM EDT
Quoted:

Quoted:
I am curious.  I am in a situation where it really doesn't directly effect my pocketbook.  

I walk to the office, my wife doesn't work, and though I travel a lot for work I drive a company car.  

I understand that I am fortunate, and I feel for my friends and family that are having to struggle with increasing fuel and food costs.

Everyone. You just think you aren't.
 


RIF.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:20:23 PM EDT
Fiance dumped me, so no more 50 mile one way commute out to her house.  Only two miles to work.  This summer I will be driving a lot for vacation roadtrips though.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:20:57 PM EDT
I don't drive much either so it doesn't affect me except for the rise in other prices.



One thing that makes me shake my head is my job is still busy as ever. If people are hurting, where do they get the money to skydive?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:21:07 PM EDT
It is what it is.  All the bitching in the world won't change a thing.  Fuck Obamunism.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:21:46 PM EDT
I have begun letting my girlfriend drive



It scares the shit out of me but she gets double my mileage...
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:24:55 PM EDT
Normal weeks, very little as I work from home and use the company vehicle.

Vacation wise, non typical weeks, I just plan ahead more and will likely stay closer to home. While I can afford it, I would rather put the money elsewhere instead of the gas tank.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:25:11 PM EDT
I didn't just start driving last year, so I bought my truck with the understanding that gas prices might get this high again.  Why is there so much more getting now among conservatives?


Actually, it did affect me... I used it as an excuse to buy a new Harley...to save gas!
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:26:31 PM EDT
It affects everyone at the grocery store.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:27:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:28:35 PM EDT
No changes, but the gas of price definitely affects my bank. Can't afford to not fill up the tank and drive to work.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:31:04 PM EDT
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It hasn't affected me.


Same here.

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Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:32:19 PM EDT
I could be buying food to stock away for what's coming. Instead, I'm paying more to get to work. There is no frivolous spending going on in my family right now.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:32:59 PM EDT
Try running a year long project that will burn 45,000 gallons of diesel budgeted at $2.40 a gallon.  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:34:42 PM EDT
Some of my friends make fun of me for having a written budget and being really strict about it.  I won't pull money that goes towards retirement to offset fuel prices, so I am cutting back in other parts of my budget.  Sadly, some of those cuts are firearm related.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:36:43 PM EDT
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Try running a year long project that will burn 45,000 gallons of diesel budgeted at $2.40 a gallon.  


Ouch... Will there be any profit left?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:37:23 PM EDT
My fuel usage dropped in half because of a recent move. Most of my fuel is a business expense anyways, so not really crippling to the budget.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:37:38 PM EDT
Quoted:
Quoted:
Fuel prices will begin showing up in food and other commodity prices.   I am not hit too bad as I only burn about 20 gallons per month.


Thats the same boat I am in.  I feel the food and overall commodity price change, but not at the pump.  



Ditto.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:38:40 PM EDT
I work for myself. I JUST put 50.00 with of 87 in my Isuzu Rodeo...that'll last me a week...if I'm lucky.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:40:20 PM EDT
I burn 100-200 gal of diesel per day , I've raised my prices accordingly , so the only thing thats really changes is the amount of $$ going through the bank.
Except that ALL other cost have gone up as well
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:42:01 PM EDT
Obviously, I am paying more to fill up, but it hasn't altered my spending habits.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:44:12 PM EDT
My wife and I aren't really that affected yet, but we have made reductions in preparation for when everything starts showing the effects of the rising costs.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:46:27 PM EDT
No changes (yet) as I use 1 tank every 2 weeks.


However since gas price spikes tend to preceed economic downturns, I could still get my arse kicked.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:47:31 PM EDT
It has effected my wife and I, and once the cost of everything that is shipped by truck starts to really rise, it will effect everyone else IMO.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:50:06 PM EDT
has not effect me - I walk to work
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:50:13 PM EDT
if you meant fuel only for automobiles, then no it hasn't since I work from home.  It will start to indirectly affect other things I buy.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:51:08 PM EDT
I have a 50-mile commute to/from work, which sucks.

I commute on a motorcycle at 40MPG, which goes a LONG way toward cutting the cost.
At $3.699/gal that is just over $23 per week. That is a $39 weekly savings over my 4-wheeled vehicle, or ~$155/month just in fuel.

Plus, the bike is a LOT more fun.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:51:12 PM EDT




Quoted:

has not effect me - I walk to work


You still buy food don't ya?



The price of gas effects more then just gas.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:51:31 PM EDT
Quoted:
I have begun letting my girlfriend drive

It scares the shit out of me but she gets double my mileage...


Drive her car when your together?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:52:17 PM EDT
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Try running a year long project that will burn 45,000 gallons of diesel budgeted at $2.40 a gallon.  

That sucks, but shouldn't an increase in fuel prices have been factored in?  This isn't the first time prices got this high... Hell out wasn't that long ago that they were even higher.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 2:54:38 PM EDT
One of my coworkers drives a sports car that is now costing almost 100.00 to fill up.....I drive a Honda so I just laugh. So no hasn't effected me much at all.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:04:55 PM EDT
I live a half mile from my office. I fill up every month and a half. It's had no effect.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:07:13 PM EDT
I have not made any changes, I am just out more of my money for the same old things.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:11:07 PM EDT
Other than less money for guns and toys, no. I don't do a lot of driving though.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:14:36 PM EDT
I'm in a different situation.



Oregon allows the sale of non-ethanol premium(91 octane or higher) gasoline.  

It's more expensive and is only sold in a handful of stations.



I've recently started using non E10 premium in the gutless wonder when I can find it.  

There is a noticeable increase in power.  Mileage has gone from 28.5 to 33.1 mpg.



I buy it whenever I can.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:23:35 PM EDT
Well, we live in the country and commute to St. Louis to go to work.  About an 80 mile round trip.  And we work different shifts.  160 miles a day and I figure we go through nine gallons of gas each day.  

Yes, we have been affected by the high cost of fuel.  
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:26:14 PM EDT
My car gets 15 MPG if im lucky. I'm 8 miles from work and it costs Me close to $50 a fill up. Not to mention the rise in groceries
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:29:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:30:49 PM EDT
I have made significant cuts in my driving.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:33:07 PM EDT
I'm unemployed so it doesn't matter at this time.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:34:49 PM EDT
Direct gas costs are small.  By that, I mean the cars gas tanks.

I think the increase is less than $50 a month.  My wife just took a job that is 50% less driving and I work from home or travel (by plane), so our fuel costs are low.  We fill up my 4Runner about every 20 days and her car about every 10 days.

Food costs have increased, so we look at ways to stretch food longer and have reduced our portions a bit.  Total increase in monthly expenditures related to gas is probably less than $75 a month.
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:35:35 PM EDT
Quoted:
I have begun letting my girlfriend drive

It scares the shit out of me but she gets double my mileage...


You don't know how to drive her car?
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:36:10 PM EDT
Havent driven on any trips over 50 miles since early March as well as buying alot more ramen noodles
Link Posted: 4/27/2011 3:37:01 PM EDT
Quoted:
I am curious.  I am in a situation where it really doesn't directly effect my pocketbook.  

I walk to the office, my wife doesn't work, and though I travel a lot for work I drive a company car.  

I understand that I am fortunate, and I feel for my friends and family that are having to struggle with increasing fuel and food costs.


When your President took office I was paying about $60 to $80 a week in fuel (diesel and gas)  I now pay exactly double, $120 to $160....a week remember.

Fuck Obama!
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