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Gas Prices Are Draining

The other night I got very nervous on my way to a work function that I was going to run out of gas.  I had not budgeted myself enough time to get ready and get gas before the party (typical of my poor management in time) and therefore, filling my tank did not take precedence. I decided to chance the trek to the party without stopping to get gas because it was also very cold out.  Fortunately, I made it Schenectady without running out completely.
Courtesy of Andrea Rentz, Getty Images.

Lately, I feel as though I have been testing fate more and more.  When I first bought my car (7-years ago) I babied it so much that I never let the tank get less than a quarter of a tank.  Someone told me years ago it wasn’t good for a vehicle to do that a lot because you can clog your gas filter or something.So the question is, “am I driving more and more these days or am I just more reluctant to spend $40 to fill my little 4-cyclinder?”

The answer — a little of both.  I probably do drive a little more than I did when I first bought my car in college.  However, I also can’t remember the last time I filled my tank.  Maybe a month ago?  I just don’t have the heart to spendAnd it isn’t suppose to get any better.  Gas prices are at a two-year high, averaging  three-dollars, eleven-cents for a gallon of regular gas.  Are you kidding me?

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