I believe that people actually sense their addiction and dependence. Clearly $6.80 isn’t going to affect the average Joe. And don’t give me the “elderly person on fixed income” excuse. I am talking about all the people that you and I interact with on a regular basis. They can afford another $6.80 per month. People actually realize that, currently, gas is our only option. Ethanol is getting more popular, but that involves buying a new car, and never traveling too far away from an ethanol pump. I do believe ethanol is a solution for the problem, but there aren’t enough pumps. And who wants to buy a new car?
My point? Yes, I have a point. People complain about gas prices because they don’t know what to do about the problem. $6.80 is not a big deal. All that you would have to do to absorb it into your budget is take your lunch to work one extra day. May I suggest you take beans?
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.