Rising gas prices don’t bother me this summer. I know that the price at the pump is steadily increasing but my budget already has this accounted for. I simply set a monthly budget for gas in my zero based budget in Mint.
I then allow Mint to roll over any unused amounts so that if I don’t spend the full amount in one month I will have a little extra cushion for the next month. By the same token if I happen to spend more in one month then the extra gets absorbed into the next month where hopefully I will spend less.
I am not worried about rising gas prices because I have smoothed out my spending over the upcoming months, in the same way that my income has been smoothed out on a month to month basis.