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I cant seem to get this budget right. How do you budget gas

Posted by on May. 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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When gas prices change daily and you dont know how much you will be driving?
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matreshka
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I know there is an equation you can use but I forget it since I am a math idiot.  Basically I know I fill my tank twice a week and its roughly $30 a fill up.

mommy06and09
by on May. 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM
I swear we are putting in $20 every other day. We cant keep this up. We walk everywhere but daycare and work.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Gas is one of those budget items that I'll leave some leeway in. 

My DH gets $40/week for gas.  That is enough to give him some extra in case prices go up, and if they go over $4/gallon again then he'll get an extra $5/week.  I am a SAHM, so I try to do just that:  stay at home.   I plan one day a week to get all of my errands done.  I can go weeks without having to put gas in my vehicle.

xo.MommyW.xo
by on May. 26, 2012 at 7:31 PM
We get a set amount a week for gas. If we run out we dont go extra places
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mommy06and09
by on May. 26, 2012 at 9:34 PM
I want to set a $200 limit for the month but i know we would run out of that way too quickly and id feel like a failure.
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KenzieQsMommy
by Heather on May. 26, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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I over budget on purpose for it and put the rest in savings
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Harlansmommy07
by on May. 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I calculate how much gas money I need just for going to work and home. Then a throw on one more tank full for extra stuff for the month. I usually end up with a little extra which I just put away. It works out really well.

mybratsmom
by Silver Member on May. 27, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I have to drive every where - right now gas at Costco is 4.14 - so I budget $5 - and my tank is 23 gallons. I fill up once a week, sometimes I only use 1/2 a tank - but either way I budget for the full tank.
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chinosruca
by on May. 27, 2012 at 2:19 AM
Gas is $4.36 here....and has been going up and down. Just a week ago it was $4.74. I just guess $5 a gallon......$40 (sometimes $20 or $30) a week is enough for us. Not a lot of driving & my Focus gets good gas mileage.
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MixedCooke
by Bronze Member on May. 27, 2012 at 7:55 AM
I just try and get a lot of errands done at once.
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