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Why Gas Is Expensive – Free Drinks – $100 For A Rubber Duck – I Wish You Enough

Financial wake-up call Why Is Gas So Freakin’ Expensive: Looking for the reason that gas prices are so expensive? The Consumerist takes a look at the different issues that affect the price that we pay at the pump.

Free Drinks: Here is an idea that will be starting a few days in Japan and will likely move to the US if successful. Vending machines that offer you free (or discounted) drinks if you are willing to spend half a minute to watch a commercial. An interesting concept to look for in the future.

$100 For A Rubber Duck: If you happen to be on the beach on the east cost this summer, keep your eyes open for rubber ducks as they could be worth $100. An interesting article (not really financial) about a container of rubber ducks that fell overboard a cargo ship in 1992 and how following where the rubber ducks end up is helping us understand about how the earth’s ocean and wind currents work.

I Wish You Enough: An inspirational story and one that reminds us that the reason to get our finances in order is so we can have the opportunity to do the things we want:

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye.”

1 thought on “Why Gas Is Expensive – Free Drinks – $100 For A Rubber Duck – I Wish You Enough

  1. I can tell you why gas is high. it’s called Greed. Period.

    back in the winter, I was paying $2.09/gal for regular… not too bad…

    now it’s like $3.25 or something? What’s changed?

    we have just as much gas now as we did back then. They are still making just as much as best I can tell.. nothing’s changed… but the price.

    they are charging more because of greed. They know they can get any price they ask because we all need our cars. We need gasonline.

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