With every holiday in Canada we see a gas price increase at the pumps but that’s only the beginning of what to expect.
Although the gas price increase seem to be a tradition here in Canada there are no real Easter traditions for myself but the Mrs. likes to spend time with the family around Good Friday and Easter.
This year is no exception and we have enjoyed a couple of days away and will eat lots of fish for our Good Friday meal today.
Gas price increase
While we have been off from work we noticed a sharp gas price increase, in fact where we are it shot up 10 cents per litre overnight. I was quite lucky because we had just filled up the day before the gas price increase which is fine for now but what about continuing on?
Apparently the gas price increase is supposed to be hitting the $1.47 per litre mark sometime soon and people will have no other choice than to pay it. The other option is to get rid of the vehicle and ride a bike, take the bus, walk or car pool.
This increase combined with the new electricity time of use increases happening as of May 1st 2014 people will have even more to pay out on bills.
Of course if you didn’t already know about the forthcoming electricity price increases, it will just put another downer on your weekend. Peak rate prices will rise to 13.5 cents per Kw/H with increases in the mid-peak and off-peak rates too.
Just when you thought that was enough there has also been requests from more than one residential gas company for gas prices increases. As Union Gas price increases could be as high as 28% and at Enbridge Gas as high as 40%.
That’s quite a bitter pill to swallow especially if you aren’t getting a raise at work. There are many places that do not regularly increase your wages in line with inflation.
I’m sure we will consciously cut down on certain habits around the house and how we utilize the car. Combining trips out so chores all get done on one day while out shopping will have to become more of a normal thing instead of multiple trips out.
I can see holiday gasoline prices just the start of an expensive year ahead.
How will you combat these price increases?
If you don’t already know I have a second Facebook page online called The Free Recipe Depot where I share recipes from other Foodie Bloggers from around the world.
Once a week I pick one recipe that has been submitted as my Top Recipe of the week. Trust me when I say this is no easy task as some of these foodies can cook up a storm.
This week that recipe goes to a food blog called “Baking in a Tornado” for her Fudgy Pie recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Doesn’t it look delicious?
Weekly CBB posts
If you missed any CBB posts from the week here is the list of posts you can catch up on reading!
- How to build a rock garden with weed prevention
- The money box inspired my passion for finance
- Product pricing less than the manufacturers price: The Grocery Game Challenge
- Where can I get cash for second-hand clothes?
- Creamy Rice Pudding
- Do we ignore the poor people?
Every week I share a few of the best personal finance blog posts that I read online over the past week with all of you so please enjoy my top picks.
- A Year of bike commuting– Planting Our Pennies
- Be Frugal where it counts– Club Thrifty
- Keep more of your money at tax time- The Brighter Life
- The high price of excuses, justification and avoidance- Prairie Eco-Thrifter
- Financial Advice for my younger self– My Own Advisor
- Little house in Guatemala 18– Reach Financial Independence
Well, that’s a wrap for this PF Friday’s Grab a brew #68. Happy budgeting and I’ll see you here again next week when I do it all over again.
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