Yesterday was the day before my husband’s payday. He had a client meeting all the way out in Rockford, which is a 3 hour round-trip drive. He only had $40 to fill up the tank – and almost didn’t make it back to the office after paying $3.75 a gallon!!
When you think about some of the expenses you incur for working outside of the home, it can add up rather quickly:
- Gas/Train Fare
- Dry Cleaning
- Suits/Clothes (that don’t have juice stains from the kids)
When I quit my job last year to work from home again, I figured I automatically had a new base pay of about $30K because of what we saved on day care, clothing, dining and train fare.
But this post was really an excuse to share this super-cool link with you from MSN. If you punch in your zip code, you can find gas prices at all of your local gas stations on one page. In our town, the per-gallon price ranged from $3.47 to $3.75, which is a pretty significant jump when you’re filling up a whole tank (especially in the SUV I wish I didn’t own!). But it’s not as bad as you poor people in Melvindale Michigan who are paying the highest price in the nation of $4.12!
Find out where to fill up in your town.
(Sorry to my non-U.S. friends, but this one is only for U.S. stations! )
John has passed along a similar link for those of you in the UK – THANKS!