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5 Things That Will Cost More This Summer

Posted on 06/24/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsThere are plenty of good deals to keep an eye open for this summer, including some of the best prices of the year on everything from jewelry and computers, to ketchup and mustard. See also: Try our Summertime Savings Quiz! But be forewarned that some things will likely cost you more this summer, so adjust your household budgets accordingly. Here’s what to expect: Gasoline: Traditionally gas prices spike during the summer, in part because in certain areas the blend of gasoline …

Start Your Own “$4 a Gallon Gas Savings Club”

Posted on 11/5/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings | TravelSince gas prices in most parts of the country have once again dropped below $4 per gallon (the national average is currently just under $3.50 per gallon for regular unleaded), now is a perfect time to start what I call a “$4 a Gallon Savings Club.” Try our gas savings quiz. The idea is simple: start “paying yourself” the difference between $4 and what you’re now actually paying at the pump. So if gas is $3.50 a gallon, whenever you …