Gas prices: ugh.
If, like most Americans, you drive to work, you've no doubt
felt the pinch at the pump. I don't know about you, but it pains me
deeply to put $50, $60, even $70 into my gas tank every week. (And
my wife fills up even more often.)
Needless to say, you should always look for the station with
the cheapest gas. Even if you save only 10 or 20 cents per gallon
every time you fill up, it adds up.
Ah, but how can you make sure you're getting the best price?
Maybe there's a station just around the corner that costs 15 cents
There's an app for that: GasBuddy.
Rising oil prices are great news if you're Exxon Mobil,
but not so much for the rest of us. And, while those of us who drive
regularly were hoping that the cost of hybrid cars would drop, it
instead looks like car manufacturers are moving away from hybrid cars altogether. What's a cost-conscious commuter to do?
Prices seem to be rising on a number of different products as companies are passing higher input costs onto consumers. Consumers find themselves struggling to get the same prices on products that they received just a few years ago. Fortunately, there is a way that you can make sure that you get a fantastic deal on some products.
Here are a few strategies that you can use to get a better deal than you ever thought possible.
Question: Why are gas and oil prices higher and the stock market is sinking? Is it because of the crisis in Egypt and Libya?
The short answer to your two-part question is, yes, gas and oil prices are higher while stock prices are lower, in large part due to the unrest in the Middle East. However there are more complexities involved with the interrelationships of gas, oil and stocks.
Earlier this week I posted about ad scams that
were proliferating on the Internet and television. While you might
not fall prey to the whole cash for gold scheme, chances are you have
been influenced by advertising. After all, the goal of advertising
is to get you to buy something.
The question is: Do you really need it?
Think back to the crappiest car you've ever
driven. Now think of how nice it would have been to get $4500 to
trade in your hooptie for a sweet new ride. $4500...that's more
than my last car was worth! Our favorite blog posts and articles
from the past week are themed around the Cash for Clunkers bill
that was passed by the Senate last night. So, without further ado,
here are our favorite clunker-related posts of the week.