OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 15:15:28 MDT 2008


William Attwood wrote:
> Let's examine eating out.  Let's say you eat out once a day for breakfast
> before work.  That puts you at 20 meals a month.  If you are paying
> $5.00/meal that means you pay 80/mo on breakfast eating out.

Ignoring the fact that spending less of this kind of frivolous endeavor
is offset by the increase in fuel prices, this little observation is
what Marriot School professors call "million dollar decisions(tm)."
Essentially every dollar you spend has used up almost 1.5 dollars of
your wage.  Thus 80/mo eating out is actually more like 120 dollars a
month, due to taxes.  So finding areas in your life where you can trim
the fat, and supposing you can save the money rather than spending it on
gas, you can put this before tax money into a retirement savings plan
and add a million dollars to you final balance.





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