Frugal Bugle: Gas and Food

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Implementing the Budget
Saturday and it’s time to activate the budget for week two! I am already deriving considerable satisfaction from this simple implementation. As I said before, the blogging and reading of p.f. blogs really helps to support the practice of living within one’s means.

Groceries: Trader Joe’s, $93.26

Gasoline: who cares, $40.00 (11.69 gallons)
Gas factoids: Volvo 240
Miles per gallon: 20.53
Miles per dollar: 6 miles
Cost per mile: 16.67 cents

I’ve wondered about these facts for years. It is good to have them recorded. I’m going to fill up the other car early tomorrow morning, and try to see if I can document any actual difference in mileage per buck for the denser gas. I think $20 should cover the other car. The wife has much less commuting.

Total cost for Gas and Groceries: $153.26. This leaves $46.74 for random comfort lunches or even a meal out. This is not the most frugal budget imaginable, but it is a budget that we seem to be able to stick to.

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3 Responses to “Frugal Bugle: Gas and Food”

  1. Basil Says:

    “Comfort lunches!” My new favorite phrase. That’s perfect – when I break down and eat out (which is far too often), that’s really what I’m seeking.

  2. noma Says:

    Hi, glad you liked it. I am a shrink after all…

  3. SavingDiva Says:

    Wow! Great breakdown of how many miles you can drive for a dollar. I thought about my car…I think I will be riding my bike for a lot more of my errands.

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