Cheap Fun

We sure complain about the high costs of health care, but did you know that the average American spends about the same amount (5.6% of their income) on fun? Yet no one complains about skyrocketing entertainment prices!

That’s right. According to Visual Economics, the average American earns  just over $50,000 per year. Of that,  around $2,800 goes to amuse ourselves. It’s nearly the same as we spend on healthcare (5.9%, almost $3,000) and much more than we give away to charity (3.4%, $1,700).

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Cheapest Fill-ups for Your Gas Tank

Your gas tank is sitting on empty, and it’s time to fill ’er up on your way to work. But with prices changing daily, which local gas station has the cheapest gas today?

Bgasbuddy_logoefore you hop in the car, check out It’s a simple website that lists many (unfortunately not all) of your local gas stations, and gives the current prices. You can search by city, state, or zip code. As I write this in early October, our local prices range from $2.03 to $2.45/gallon. Considering we usually put around 12 gallons into our Subaru’s tank (we try not to let it get too low), that’s a potential savings of over $5—nothing to sneeze at.

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