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Just a couple things to share from 2009. Specifically what I spent on gas. Trivial, sure... but I've been tracking the money I spend on gas for about 4 years now. Not sure why... just kind of like to know - that, and I like to be able to factor it into my budget.

Overall I spent $1122.21 on gas in 2009. That's down from just over $1900 in 2008 and well over $2000 in 2007. I'm certainly driving a lot less lately - except the summer is still busy. For a while a couple years ago I was spending up to $200 a month in gas... or more! Lately I've been under $100. Of course... it's nice to be only 3 miles from work (one way) but Jen and I also split the driving between each car - so that helps too - she drives less than I do still though.

Just because I'm kind of anal about some of these things, here are a couple graphs for you. The first one is just the last few years overall. The second is my monthly average for the same time period.

Gas Spending by Year

Gas Spending by Year

Average Monthly Spending by Year

Average Monthly Spending by Year

I can't expect to come down much more in 2010, but I'd like to stay right around where I was for 2009. I'll be happy with that.

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