This month, the members of the Wealth, Money & Life Network have chosen Transportation as our group writing project. This is very close to our hearts right now with gas prices being what they are and just being on the rise still.
I recently wrote about my gas budget and how I make it through the month on just about $70 a month for gas . Of course I do have a fuel efficient car (go Mitsubishi Lancer!!!) and I practice a mild form of hypermiling (which I will write about later).
The first thing I use to maintain my good gas budget is to check out Gas Buddy every day. I am a registered member and I enter the gas prices when I see them. Gas buddy is a site that allows people to log in and document the gas prices at various gas stations. Anyone can then go on Gas Buddy and search for a city and then see a list of the prices for that area. This allows you to see what the lowest price in your area is and then you can go to that station to make the most of your money.
Luckily for me the Murphy Gas Station at WalMart usually has the cheapest gas and it is also the closest gas station to where I live so I do not have to go out of my way to fill up.
Do you use Gas Buddy to check gas prices?
Do you use some other site to monitor the cost of gas?