The US national average for gasoline has increased around 55 cents per gallon from one year ago. Even so, prices are still a bit lower than they were back in May of 2007, but experts are predicting the price to continue increasing. There is a lot of discussion about what effect this has on the average person, so I’m curious to see what others are feeling. I know in my situation, about a year ago it cost me about $35 a week for my car. Last fall, it was running about $38, and my last week’s cost was just shy of $40.
So, that is roughly $2-$5 more per week than what I was typically paying in 2007. While it certainly doesn’t break the bank, it doesn’t go completely unnoticed. I sure wouldn’t want to increase my commuting distance or have a car has worse gas mileage though. So, what does the increasing cost of gas mean for you?
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.