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Old 07-28-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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Looking at my GasBuddy ap I could see a gasoline prices within 3 miles of home from $1.99 to $2.39 per gallon so off we went to fill up the suburban and my wife's car.

Perfect timing... we purchased 30 gallons of gas which I figure represents $0.40*30=$12.00 in savings.

Just checked and in three hours the lowest gasoline went from $1.99 to $2.02 and I am sure they will all be higher shortly.

$12, I am really proud of myself!
When you get serious about being frugal, get rid of the suburban and you can save twice that.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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If I move it will be my SUV towing a small UHAUL trailer. If it doesn't fit inside it's not coming along.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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In preparation for my retirement that is within the year i'm becoming a real Miser with my money. Today I saved $12 on gasoline.

I've been using GasBuddy and today I got an alert letting me know that gasoline in the area was trending upwards and could rise as high as $0.35 per gallon.

Looking at my GasBuddy ap I could see a gasoline prices within 3 miles of home from $1.99 to $2.39 per gallon so off we went to fill up the suburban and my wife's car.

Perfect timing... we purchased 30 gallons of gas which I figure represents $0.40*30=$12.00 in savings.

Just checked and in three hours the lowest gasoline went from $1.99 to $2.02 and I am sure they will all be higher shortly.

$12, I am really proud of myself!

What I find really strange is I've never watched a few dollars back 5 years ago like I do today. I am becoming a skinflint and the funny thing is we don't have to be because our take-home income will be nearly as much, I figure within $5, as when I was working full-time.

But I'm watching money now, I am watching money as I've never watched it before in my life.
Good for you! Just think where you'd be if you did this thirty years ago!!!!
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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In preparation for my retirement that is within the year i'm becoming a real Miser with my money. Today I saved $12 on gasoline.

I've been using GasBuddy and today I got an alert letting me know that gasoline in the area was trending upwards and could rise as high as $0.35 per gallon.

Looking at my GasBuddy ap I could see a gasoline prices within 3 miles of home from $1.99 to $2.39 per gallon so off we went to fill up the suburban and my wife's car.

Perfect timing... we purchased 30 gallons of gas which I figure represents $0.40*30=$12.00 in savings.

Just checked and in three hours the lowest gasoline went from $1.99 to $2.02 and I am sure they will all be higher shortly.

$12, I am really proud of myself!

What I find really strange is I've never watched a few dollars back 5 years ago like I do today. I am becoming a skinflint and the funny thing is we don't have to be because our take-home income will be nearly as much, I figure within $5, as when I was working full-time.

But I'm watching money now, I am watching money as I've never watched it before in my life.
I laughed when you checked the prices 3 hours later. Murphy's Law and all that, my assumption was the prices went down and thus you dumped all the gas out of your cars and filled up with the cheaper gas. We always do that just on principle alone.............................

Congratulations on your new hobby BUT remember, you can only tell people on line in a forum such as this. If you do it with your bricks and mortar friends, followed by what doctors you saw this week, you'll save gas by a drop in invitations.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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When you get serious about being frugal, get rid of the suburban and you can save twice that.
I love my suburban, it's a nice safe tank that is paid for, but with that said I never drive it round town on my dime. Since last Sunday I haven't driven it 12 miles and that includes the 8 miles I drove to gas it up.

We could do without a second vehicle once I fully retire (working half time now with two weeks on and three weeks off) but I like the option of a second stand by vehicle so we are never stuck.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I park my Honda CRV and ride a Yamaha scooter for errands close by. Saves a lot on gas and wear on an old car. Sure don't want a car payment. Scooter gets 115 mpg and costs less than 4 bucks to fill. I spend about 20 a month on gas, if that.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's good to save the money. If that $12 makes or breaks you, that's where a problem is.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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we have 5 grand children and 3 kids and spouses .

there is always some event we are buying gifts for , clothes or taking them out to eat . we rarely let them pay. it just goes with being grandparents .
They should pick up the tab for restaurants. There are only one or two of you and more of them.
Do they pay you to watch the kids?
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Two things I've started doing....

One is it's getting easier to ask for that "Senior Discount"

Two is checking my Vanguard / American Funds accounts daily. ( I know I shouldn't)

And maybe a 3rd... Coming to CD Retirement section a whole lot more than I did a few years back.
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