Because, aviously…

Isn’t it great? Gas prices are at a low we haven’t seen April 2009, averaging $2.04 (as of 1/22) nationwide.

While it is great for travel, and for driving to/from work, it can mess with your overall spending.

For example, if you normally designate $100 a month for gas in your budget, you may only be spending $80 now.

The question becomes, what do you do with the extra $20?

Do you spend it? Do you instead just adjust your budget, allocating $80 a month for it?

The best suggestion I can offer: Leave your budget at $100, and pocket the savings.

I don’t think prices will hit the $4 mark again anytime soon, but if they start to creep back up towards $3+, it won’t hurt your bottom line, as the money is still there and waiting.

P.S. If you don’t have a monthly budget…then it is something to think about!

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