Monday, August 21, 2006

No more debit card gas purchases

All gas purchases will be made using cash. I am a debit-card-no-cash-carrying kinda girl. It was very hard for me to make this new decision. However, it is a financially sound decision.
I normally purchase gas every two weeks. Recently, I have been doing a bit more driving because I have family and friends in town and a second job. I made two separate gas purchases about a week apart. The purchases did not post to my checking account until almost two weeks later, and on the same day. WTH!! This is annoying as hell. It left me scrambling to find the receipts to make sure the dollar amounts are correct. I knew there were two transactions out ‘there’ to be posted but after a week went by I forgot about. That was until I saw two gas purchases on the ‘same day’. Heck no. This can potentially give me an ulcer from all the stress of figuring this out. Thank goodness for online banking.

Bottom line is no more debit card gas purchases. I went this morning paid cash and was on my way.

Oh and the price has gone down to $2.85 per gallon. Yippeeeeee (sorry to all my New Yorkers, I just had to rub it in!! unless you are buying gas in Jersey)

8 comments:

Marlon32 said...

I think cash is the best way to go. Its easier to budget that way too. I am trying to get my wife to see that but to no avail....lol. Gas here in North Louisiana is about 2.79/gallon right now which is still steep for this area being that its so hard to make any money here. By the way congrats on the part time job, should keep Sallie Mae off of your back for a little while at least :)

LeighAnn said...

Isn't that funny? Thinking $2.85 is a low amount.

*sigh

beautyinbaltimore said...

You don't use a check register?

Me said...

isnt the point of debit for it to come out right away ? lol

Single Ma said...

Gas in my area has gone down too. Thank gawd! I was about to start walking to work in my pumps! LOL

Tired of being broke said...

Thanks Marlon, I plan on keeping sallie mae off my back for good.

Leighann same thing am saying, you should see how excited I get when the price goes down even by 4 cents.

Beauty no check register here. I check into online banking each day to make sure all looks ok.

Single Ma you and me both, except I do not wear pumps. I was gonna start trecking it across the GWB.

Tired of being broke said...

Me I thought that was the case, and it is with most things except gas. I like using my debit card because of that. But the gas stations make it difficult.

NegroPino™ said...

I know some stations that take out the money right away and if they dont they do it within 3 days.which works for me so ill fill up on Tuesday or WEdnesday and by PayDay they will take hte money out.