Gasoline prices topped the $3.15 mark in our town recently, and all of a sudden people are realizing that hmm... consumption carries a price.
In the last few days, I'm starting to see a resurgence in headlines covering rising gas and food prices, and people who are retooling their lifestyles as a result.
My question is this: What were these folks doing since the last time gas hit $3? Going back to old habits? Figuring, hey, $2.75 ain't so bad?
For us, our habits forged a few summers back have stuck. We piggyback errands. I weigh the cost of a sale against the cost of a special trip to the store. We've reduced our extracurricular activites, too, choosing to spend more time at activities closer to home, rather than commuting around the city.
So my question to you today is this: What's your breaking point on fuel prices? Have you made changes to your routines - and do you stick with them when prices decline?