Are high gas prices forcing you to change your spending habits?

Monday, April 14, 2008

"I'm going ahead and doing things. But overall, I know it's costing me more to do things. It hasn't affected me, but I know it will if it goes any higher."

Don Iliff, Brazil

"I haven't stopped doing anything. It hasn't affected me yet."

JoAnn Bruer, Brazil

"It really hasn't, but it will eventually. We haven't gone on vacation, but it will affect us then. When you're spending more money on fuel, you're spending less on something else."

Frank Misner, Brazil

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  • Gas prices have affected us in many ways. My husband works out of town and it puts quite a pinch on our pocket books. We have pritty much stoped all activities outside of "NEED" activities.

    -- Posted by Brandy Bault on Wed, Apr 16, 2008, at 2:56 PM
  • People, it's not just gas prices that are sky rocketing lately, but the whole US economy is having problems. The US dollar is one of the weakest forms of currency in the world; especially when compared to the Euro which is one of the strongest.

    But to answer the original question, the gas prices really haven't affected me much personally. It's one of those commodities that we must have to survive in this day in age--for the most part (knowing there are other alternatives of travel)--so I for one just go with it. Yeah, it hurts our pocket books as much as prices keep going up, but seems like its a part of our weakening US economy.

    -- Posted by andypflueger on Fri, Apr 18, 2008, at 11:37 AM
  • Does it change how I do things? Of course it doesn The more I pay on gas means I have less to pay for other things. We are talking 1st grade Math there. The real problem with the Gas prices is it causes other things to go farther otu of balance. It costs more to transport suff so its more expnesive. people tend to buy less which means stoes lose money and have to go out of buisness or let people go which creates even larger problems.

    It's just one of those things you can't do anything about. I have to pay for gas to goto work. I can't just stop going to work. What am I suposed to do? buy a horse? HAve you seen feed prices lately? Tehre was a story on this site today about a dairy farmer closeing down shop becasue feed, among other things, is costing too much.

    The real problem is how to fix it. but that's delving into polotics and would be a discussion all its own.

    -- Posted by Inquizitor on Sat, Apr 19, 2008, at 8:08 PM
  • Gas prices are only going to go up. I do not see how truckers can keep up this pace. Look for some empty shelves this summer? I dont know.

    The Party in power should have strengthened the dollar while in office People need to conserve gas

    and not travel so much! I guess we need to just patronize one station and let them have a price war. IF that would even work anymore. They have said that 5.00 a gallon is coming. Can it break us? We certainly have one heck of a mess in the coming years ahead.

    -- Posted by Pearl2083 on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 8:58 PM
  • IF ANY ONE FISHED AS MUCH AS I USE TO THEN I PROMISE GAS AT 3.69 A GALLON CHANGES THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU CAN AFFORD TO GO FISHING . JUST $1.00 MORE ON THE GALLON CONVERTS INTO 32 DOLLARS MORE A FISHING TRIP . So there will be a lot lot lot less fishing trips for this family.. Am happy it hasnt effected to many others , yet the billions oil compnaies are profitting from it is very wrong.. UNCLE SAM needs to move his butt . O THATS RIGHT THEY PASS THERE OWN RAISES EVERY YEAR LOL

    -- Posted by CRANKER on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 7:53 AM
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